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Raheem Morris hot seat

Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:01 am
Representatives of Tampa Bay Buccaneers ownership spent part of Sunday night and Monday morning speaking to players and others throughout the organization about coach Raheem Morris, according to an agent who represents one of the Buccaneers players.

This isn't a shock. This is what a smart team does when it's deciding whether or not to keep its head coach. You gather as much intel as possible before making a decision.

The real shock is how ownership has been able to -- for the moment -- keep their decision a secret. Nothing -- for the moment -- has leaked.

Actually, one sentiment is beginning to (slightly). Ownership doesn't truly want to fire Morris but feel they may not have a choice. The team has lost 10 straight games and there's little question Morris has lost the locker room. Bucs ownership, I'm also told, is extremely concerned about the effect bringing Morris back will have on ticket sales for next season.

Category: NFL
Tags: Bucs, NFL

Since: Dec 2, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 10:00 am

Raheem Morris hot seat

I have taken only a few opportunties to watch the Bucs this year so I really don't have a clue as to what has gone wrong (other than the obvious, the defense can't stop anybody and the offense can't score).  I just know at the end of last season there was a sense of optimism as the Bucs have a core of young talent, but this year (judging primarily by box scores) has been a complete disaster.  Not only were the Bucs losing but they seemed to be uncompetitive, getting blown out several times.  Personally I think there is way too much talent on the team for that to have happened.  That means the fault falls on the coaching staff and primarily the head coach. I think Coach Morris has to go.  

If that is the decision the next question is who do you bring in?  If Bill Cowher won't take the job (and it's getting to the point where you have to ask do you really want him) then maybe Jeff Fisher?  One step at time first, the decision has to be made about Morris.  

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:53 am

Raheem Morris hot seat

While I have been a supporter of Raheem Morris after his hire as the head coach of the Bucs and still might consider giving him another year, a lot of thought should go into the decision as to if he should return or not.

If he is retained perhaps he should concentrate on being the head coach and turning the defense over to a defensive coordinator. This might have been a bad decision on his part to act as both the head coach and defensive coordinator.

He would have to learn to delegate responsibility as well as authority to those responsible for those chores and hold them accountable.

The same with the team, he has to hold the team responsible.

It appeared to me that the defensive unit quit on the team yesterday while a touchdown was being ran by the Falcons. Barber was the only defensive back still in the chase, others looked as if they gave up after a 5-10 yard chase.

This is not a good sign that the players are not playing  for the coach or even respect the coach or the team and show no pride.

When a team is at this point it might be time to move the man that would be the primary motivator of the team, that is the coach.

It might be hard to say when the coach lost the respect of the team or if they are complacent from the success of last season and think now would be a walk in the park.

I know a lot of you would want him to be fired immediately and hire a well known coach. If he has grown through this adversity and would be improved for the coming season, it might be to our advantage to keep him.

This would keep the current offensive and defensive system, thus the team would not be required to learn a new system

Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:46 am

Raheem Morris hot seat

Should have know when those shitty lions walked into your house and beat you.......Fire him already....

Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:30 am

Raheem Morris hot seat

While your at it please take Josh Freeman with you!!!

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