Who Does This Guy Think He Is?

Raheem Morris made a few call outs of players yesterday that more than irked me.  He has been shouldering the blame in that normal old coach speak in the post game press conferences, but he has a lot of audacity to call out his players, in public, on very specific plays.  He hasn’t had the nerve to call himself or his staff out on anything specific through three weeks of the season, but he sure has no qualms about calling out his players.

“Should he have squared his shoulders and tried to get the first down? Yes. Yes. He has to. We all do. We all have to have that want-to.”

“I think Aqib Talib should have picked off that pass in the first drive.”

“Kellen Winslow should have gotten the first down on that third-and-5.”

“Jeremy Zuttah shouldn’t have jumped offsides on the opening drive.”

For a guy who is leading an 0-3 team, and who has yet to properly call himself, Jim Bates, Pete Mangurian, Richard Mann, or anyone else that should be ultimately accountable for the play on the field, he sure has a lot of gall.

NFL players will tune out coaches real quick in this day and age, especially when the product they put on the field is poor at best.   Raheem might want to watch his ass.

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  • Mike J

    Morris hasnt yet learned “coach speak.” Maybe he is trying to foster a rep as a guy who “tells it like it is.” I sorta like it myself.

  • Dustin Staggers

    I like telling it like it is, but you don’t call players out when you haven’t proven shit yourself. I talked to two friends who are professional athletes in other sports, and they both agreed thats how you get players to quit on you real quick. Bill Parcells, Cowher, coaches who have done something have a different set of rules that apply to them.