Barber Says Raheem’s Knowledge Is Meaningless

September 26th, 2012

Raheem Morris will be hatching schemes in the Redskins secondary Sunday to confuse Josh Freeman. The ol’ ball coach will tip off his players to Freeman’s weaknesses and tendencies.


No. That’s ridiculous, says Ronde Barber.

Barber told Joe that kind of talk was silliness before the Giants game and will be this week.

“It’s completely overblown. Raheem knows our personnel, of course. But he doesn’t know our scheme any more,” Barber said. “It is what it is. That’s talk, just fodder for newspaper. It’s what you guys to talk about but it doesn’t apply in a game.”

Joe just hopes Bucs fans aren’t tortured by Raheem arm-barring and chest-bumping his men after picks of Freeman this weekend en route to a Redskins victory. For Joe, the only thing worse that that would be Rachel Watson leaving the country.

35 Responses to “Barber Says Raheem’s Knowledge Is Meaningless”

  1. ctord Says:

    Funny. I see the redskins d looking similar to our d last year. loads of points and yardage to be had. come on bucs

  2. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    We match up well against the ‘Skins and I think we finally take one from the NFC East this Sunday.

    And who cares what Raheem thinks? If he couldn’t coach for the Bucs what makes anyone think he can coach against them?

  3. princespanky Says:

    He is going to coach his players to be their best self and put their faces all over people. I see us having a huge advantage on his sad secondary coaching and all the injuries to their pass rush.

  4. SteveK Says:

    I am stoked for the Skins D-back coach coming to town.

    Hail to the Redskins!

    Say hi to Briscoe, T-Jax, and others.

  5. Sensiblebuc Says:

    Feels weird rooting against good ole Rah but he’s the enemy. I hope we torch them so bad this week he gets fired after the game 🙂

  6. 1976Buc Says:

    He might not know the new scheme but you can bet he does know player weaknesses.

  7. OB Says:

    Joe, what if Rachel was leaving with you to some exotic place?

  8. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    I really hope Raheem advises them according to what he “thinks” we are still like.

    Gonna feel good for Schiano to school him on what a team should look like.

  9. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Rotoworld is reporting that the Bucs just signed former Saints DE Jeff Charleston to fill AC’s spot onthe roster….6ft 4′ 265lbs, 65 career games : 114 tackles, 8 sacks and 3 ff’s

  10. lightningbuc Says:

    How the Bucs lost the last 10 last year, I’m of the opinion that his knowledge was meaningless last year as well. Frankly, I’m not sure he possesses any knowledge.

  11. Patrick Says:


    We have the #1 rushing defense in the league.

    Bad news!

    We have the #32 passing defense in the league.

    I bet RGIII is excited.

  12. flmike Says:

    The Skins are 30th in total defense, 9th in rushing & 31st in pass. While we are number 1 in rush D, but 32nd in pass D, the major part of that last in pass D comes from that hideous display of how not to play pass d against the Giants.

  13. pierat40 Says:

    Hopefully if Talib or Barber gets and interception against RG3 they will run over and chest bump ole Raheem. /snicker

  14. Patrick Says:

    Fun fact: My high school actually defeated RGIII’s team in the 2006 Texas 4A state championship game. Look it up on youtube.

  15. MadMax Says:

    Doesnt matter…the refs will find a way to screw the game up and give it to the skins! Somebody ask the refs which team that most of them put their money on to win, just so I’ll know the outcome before hand….and no I dont gamble, I’d just like to know so I dont waste my time watching missed calls, blatant holds, fumbles for TD returns, catches ruled not a catch, etc…

  16. MadMax Says:

    And right after I post that, Ive learned the NFL and refs have reached an agreement….damn ….bout friggin time!!!

  17. MadMax Says:

    Well, sbnation said it, but now NFL networks says its very close. My guess is it will be done very soon.

  18. BigMacAttack Says:

    “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”

  19. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Josh Freeman should shove that football up their a–.

    He needs to run around like RG3 and make those kinds of plays. Josh keeps playing scared… in his 4th year. Josh is no Cam Newton/RG3, that’s for sure. I think a lot of this has to do with mental make up.

    Time to grow up Free. It is time to grow the heck up and turn the corner.

  20. Adam L Says:

    if the Bucs can’t come up with a scheme to take advantage of the dumbest coach in the history of the NFL (Remember: he thinks Glazer starts with R), then the Bucs REALLY made a bad, bad, bad, bad hiring decision.

  21. SteveK Says:

    What will tell is if Rah’s QB selection is any good?

    Josh Freeman? If you are “the answer” at quarterback, then PLEASE beat the Redskins, with their rookie QB, at home.

    Year 4, time to show consistency.

  22. Old*Skool*BucFan Says:

    Lol…pop in tape of Freeman and anyone can see his weaknesses. Our offensive philosophy doesn’t fit Freeman at all. Have you seen the laughable routes? We are lucky to have a defense that keeps all these games so damn close. Good ‘ol Buc ball is back again, you know…games decided under 20 points every Sunday.

  23. OAR Says:

    “At my signal, unleash hell!”

  24. Brandon Says:

    Aren’t the words “Raheem” and “knowledge” when used together an oxymoron?

    But I seriously do like Raheem. I wish him well… after this week.

    As for the Skins, look for the Bucs to press their WRs and force Griffin to beat us with his arm. Considering he throws an extremely high percentage of his throws at or behind the line-of-scrimmage and the Redskins really don’t have a great WR corps, I would expect the Bucs pass defense to have a decent day.

    They are really playing into Griffin’s comfort zone, tons of throws at or behind the line, and the only plays downfield are the occasional dumpoffs to TEs in the middle and everything else deep down the field or outside the hashes… typical rookie QB throws. Knowing that, the Bucs could/should have a great chance of success in stopping the pass. I expect the run defense to give up a few extra yards but for the defense as a whole to have a pretty good day.

  25. mr.t.50 Says:


    …and I used to eat breakfast in the same room as RGIII in college. lol.

  26. Ben Says:

    This definitely looks to me like a game where, if Freeman and this O are the answer, we will win with a solid performance by the offense.

  27. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Some players on the Bucs still love Raheem, and they will not disappoint him Sunday. We will kick the Redskins Butt
    It is a shame the game will not be a sellout in the Tampa area.

  28. Buckleberry Finn Says:

    If Rah and the Skins pick off Free in the first half look out!! Free will have that Deer in the Headlights Look and you may as well put in Dan O. Both teams would be smart to pass more and make it a shoot out. But I’m guessing one will not be smart and keep doing the same ole ball and chain.

    I predict Rachel Watson will be on the Skins sideline sporting a super short Yungry t-shirt (and not much else). There will be much chest bumping with Ms. Watson.

  29. Miguel Grande Says:

    I once met Kevin Bacon, and Kevin Bacon knows RG3’s hair stylist. How many degrees of separation is that?

  30. Oahubuc Says:

    1976Buc Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    He might not know the new scheme but you can bet he does know player weaknesses.


    All too well. He installed many of the weaknesses. He should be very proud Sunday of what he did with Freeman. It will serve the Skins well.

  31. iamabuc Says:

    Just heard on WDAE 620 the Sports Animal, that the Falcons have been winning with a lot of holding penalties not being called upon them, sooooo…,3-0?, really?. I guess those guys have just been lucky then. Oh, they are playing good football, don’t get me wrong, I get it, it’s just that I been thinking, those guys have not played the Buccaneers yet, and the way I look at it, the real refs will be back soon, and by the time we (The Bucs), get to play them, they won’t have the replacements refs alibi, so Falcons, get ready and we’ll see then about your 3-0 start!

  32. Eric Says:

    I hope he’s not in an unleashing mood.

    So far no inside knowledge has been needed to stop Free.

  33. BigMacAttack Says:

    I was calling you and it worked. Some of us are so predictable. Can’t wait until Sunday to unleash Hell. Go Bucs!!!

  34. BigMacAttack Says:

    Well we got our original sucky refs back. I don’t know whether to be happy or not. We’ve been screwed so much for so long, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  35. OAR Says:

    Hey, I am who you thought I am!
    BTW I feel the same way about the ole’ sucky refs. The misstakes/bad calls will be made, but hopefully the game will be somewhat more controlled.