Bucs Losses Pain Rah

February 1st, 2017
Former Bucs coach Raheem Morris gets no Joe from Bucs losses.

Former Bucs coach Raheem Morris gets no joy from Bucs losses.

Monday evening at Super Bowl Opening Night (nee: Media Day) held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Joe chatted extensively with former Bucs coach Raheem Morris, currently assistant head coach and wide receivers coach with the Dixie Chicks. Here’s one of many nuggets to come from the gracious Morris.

JoeBucsFan: How much pride do you have that since you left Tampa Bay, the Bucs still haven’t won 10 games in a season like you accomplished?

Raheem Morris: I don’t take any pride in guys not getting 10 wins. I take pride in the team that I coached. I take pride in the job that we did there. I have a lot of friends in the Bucs organization including the ownership. They were great to me when I was there; they have been great to me since I’ve been gone. My home is there. I will be forever connected to Tampa and that community. I don’t take any pride in seeing guys not succeed.

This year, [the Bucs] had a really good season. Unfortunately for them I am cheering against them because I am in the same division. But I have a lot of great friends there and a lot of great family there. Those guys are always near and dear to me, and what that organization did for my life and what they did for my family.

33 Responses to “Bucs Losses Pain Rah”

  1. Francisco Menendez Says:

    Give him a few more years and he’ll be D-Coordinator, then HC somewhere.

  2. Buc50 Says:

    He may not have been ready for HC but that is a good man right there. I remembers how he made his bones and doesn’t forget it. I’m rooting for the Falcons on Sunday.

  3. JonBuc Says:

    Class act…and the London Falling Episode makes me dislike Talib to some extent. Shat on the Bucs time and again yet has moved on to have a lot of success at both N.E. & now Denver. In the latest episode of “That’s So Talib”…he shoots himself in the leg Plaxico style. Unlike Plaxico…he receives zero repercussions…”nothing to see here!”. He has more lives than a cat 🐱.

  4. buccfan305 Says:

    Just adds to the list of people who left the Bucs and reached the Superbowl. I think I’m going to throw up.

    This years candidates are Raheem Morris and Adrian Claiborne.

    Great job guys…some one did think you were good enough here but you managed to kick us in the nuts again.

    Triple salute. Now go and kick the Patriots @$$!!!

  5. buccfan305 Says:

    Oh and lets not forget Blount the hurdler on the other side going to his 2nd with the Bellacheats. Wonder how much they paid that reporter to swipe the Falcons playbook.

  6. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Not that I doubt you but I’m curious if you have a source for that story.

    This is the second time I’ve read it here but it is the internet and any of us could be taken at times. And then again I might simply have missed that one.

    So has the Falcon’s playbook actually ended up in the hands of the Pats. I know that happened once before when somebody found a playbook in a locker but I wonder if this time it’s not just the Pat’s reputation for cheating leading to another rumor.

    Again bucfan not challenging you I’m just curious is the story has appeared in any mainstream media.

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    buccfan305….Clayborn really hasn’t done much.

    I’d also wager that Atlanta and NE have LOTS of players on their squads originally from other teams.

    I never understood this woe is me, another Buc player goes on, and does good things for another team attitude. Fans act as if this ONLY happens to the Bucs and it’s simply not so.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Stpete…my VERY first thought was the Patriots and I’m not wavering from it.

    The Patriots have been very good for a very long time in a league built around parity. More so than any other sport imo. It’s also my opinion they’ve been good for so long, cause they’ve been cheating for so song.

  9. Buc1987 Says:


  10. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Its true Pete. I’m not saying the Pats were responsible but with they’re history it definitely makes you wonder.

  11. Joeypoppems Says:

    According to the Around the NFL podcast the old dude that ended up with the bag was from a newspaper in San Francisco.

  12. buccfan305 Says:


    Point taking.. And I totally agree with you on the Patriots. It was my first thought. How could that not be the first thing that comes to mind.

  13. buccfan305 Says:


    No the Patriots dont have the playbook, but it did go missing for a while and returned.

  14. Stpetebucsfan Says:


  15. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Wow now that I’ve read the story it is hard to wonder if the Pats are involved? Then again perhaps Shanahan is shrewd and has planted the wrong playbook?
    It’s funny that it gets down to this but NE deserves it!

    BTW..smug Tom Brady…supermodel wife and millions still has one defect I wouldn’t wish to have. I call it lightbulb head or Frankenstein head. Dude needs to leave his helmet on! When he takes it off more than half his head is above his eyebrows…freaky looking!!!

  16. Eric Says:

    Ya if you really think about it, every team in the NFL has players that go on to another team to win a superbowl. I mean there is 53 players on a roster and the turnover is significant. I do think, however, we have had more than most. Blount, Bennett, Raheem, Talib, etc. Most of our players that have done so have been significant contributors to their run which is why we get more upset than most franchises.

    As far as the superbowl, who wants the who to win? I’d love to hear your input. My mom’s side are die-hard patriots fans. Some of my best friends are falcons fans. I am leaning toward the Pats just because I don’t want to hear Atlanta’s fan base brag for the next decade. Although it did take them 51 years.

    I think it’s safe to say if the Pats win, Brady is the goat. Belichick is already the goat. Koetter is coming though ha.

  17. Buddhaboy Says:

    Always like Rah. Jumping from D-Coordinator to head coach in one week was a bit much. He really relates to the players well, his energy is great. He will be a good coach for a long time.

    I could see him being a really good college coach somewhere to start, maybe even Rutgers or something like that

  18. Buc believer Says:

    Pats are going Falcon hunting on Sunday!

  19. bucsfaninchina Says:


  20. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Rah you were a good head Coach, but you were tied to poor ownership and a piss-poor GM. With that said, you and the Falcons go out and humiliate the Patriots.

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    Eric…ya know it sucks. On one hand I say to myself Matt Ryan has paid his dues so let him win a Supper Bowl. Then there’s this pinky that tells me no his team’s in the division, do you want to listen to their fans bragging?

    The other hand tells me. You HATE the Patriots (being from Mass relatives don’t understand)why would you root for them?

    I don’t know. I tried to go through the archives to find where I said I think Atlanta’s going all the way. It was right after we took our beating by them on Thursday Night Football. I was in here saying it, but I don’t know the terminology I used so be damned, for once I’m stumped.

    It’s okay. I know in my own mind I picked Atl. For some reason I didn’t have an AFC pick yet. Still never picked one. Should have guessed it’d be the Pats.

    So I’m really not rooting for any team. In light of the playbook incident though. I’m leaning Atlanta, but not heavy, good God.

    I will say this. I think it’s going to be one of the greatest SB’s in recent memory.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    Super Bowl not to be confused with Supper Bowl or Dinner Bowl. 🙂

  23. LargoBuc Says:

    I hate the Pats, but I cant root for the Falcons. They just cant admit we had their number the last two years. NTM how they have been downplaying our Lombardi since we won it all. How can I root for their success when they mock ours?

  24. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Well if what Largo just said is true then my choice is easy. I’m rooting for neither.

  25. drdneast Says:

    Oh yes, Raheem.
    Where else can you find a head coach who is such a players coach he takes his young impressionable QB out to after hours bottle clubs.
    What a moron.

  26. Eric Says:

    Ya they have definitely been downplaying our trophy. It’s ridiculous. Now they will put it in our face for the next decade and see what we were talking about, finally. Then the panthers will be the only ones left with nothing. I hate cam so it will be funny to gang up on them.

    I really don’t want to root for either. I will be happy with either team losing but annoyed with either team winning. 87 I will be the first to admit that pats fans are extremely irritating especially one of my family members in particular but mom is a fan so it is what it is. She’s gotten 4 so I don’t feel bad if they don’t get another one, at all. Falcons do deserve one, although it pains me to say that.

    I do agree, this will be one of the best bowls all time. IMO.

  27. The Buc Realist Says:

    Best case scenario!!! Pats win the superbowl by a a field goal!!! Roger Goodell hands the trophy to tom brady, while handing it over Goodell grabs a hair sample!!! 5 years later they test that hair sample and realize that it was not just pajamas and avocado ice cream and cardio that has a 39 year old QB playing at the highest level of his career!!!!! They strip the pats of all titles for “loss of institutional control!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    Pats -3 huh? Can I get 1 more point from anyone and I’ll take the Falclowns.

  29. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    I predict one day when the time is right and Rah’s resume has a little more to it, he’ll be back in TB coaching the Bucs…Just have a feeling.

  30. Johnny G Says:

    of all the Bucs coaches i’ve personally met, i liked him the best.

  31. Rod Munch Says:

    Morris should never had been fired, and in a long string events if the officials don’t blow that bogus 4th quarter offensive PI in the endzone the Bucs go 11-5, the Packers don’t win the SB since they don’t make the playoffs, those stupid discount double-check commercials don’t air non-stop since Rodgers doesn’t get to the SB, Morris most likely isn’t fired after the next season, the Jersey Trash isn’t hired and Josh Freeman doesn’t allegedly turn to a life of drugs to deal with having to be around Schiano – and overall the world is in a better place.

    Also that 2010 team was the hottest team in football and Freeman looked like the next Big Ben, he was making plays out of the pocket, he was impossible to bring down, he had a bunch of 4th quarter comebacks – if they had made the playoffs I think there’s a legit chance they could have done some major major damage in the playoffs.

  32. captjimbo Says:

    Rod I think there’s a typo in your post. It should read Morris should have never been hired. He actually got thrown to the wolves. His lack of experience was his undoing. He never stood a chance.

  33. Eric Says:

    Wonder how the Gruden/Rah duo would have fared.

    Hell of a lot better IMO.