Change Must Be Made, Radio Must Go


radioI have been complaining for over 4 months now about the direction that I thought this team was moving in.  Anyone who reads this site, knows that I think only with the removal of Raheem Morris as head coach, will the Bucs have a chance in the coming years.  The guy is clueless, and I think the making of the same mistakes every week, coupled with his lack of any logical reasoning behind the same mistakes being made, is sign enough that the Buccaneers most move on.

As we all know, Radio lacks the ability to talk about anything in a logical or coherent way, and this week’s comments were some of the best yet.

“But (Sunday) on offense, you can question some of the effort,” Morris said. “You’re right about doing that.”

“I don’t think it’s a matter of effort,” Morris said. “(Sunday) had some of those Giants-like implications to it, where we were just physically outmatched or a guy just flat-out beat a guy.”

HUH!!!!!!!

He was also asked some questions about Josh Freeman, and the answer that he gave, I still don’t even really understand, even after reading it a few times.

“You’ve got to calm him down a little bit,” Morris said. “You’ve got to establish your offensive identity as far as the run; you’ve got to get him some easy completions. You’ve got to get back to his hard-core, play-action pass.”

So according to Radio, we’re supposed to run to set up an offensive identity, the same identity that he said would be the Bucs staple this year, the same identity that currently has us ranked 27th in the league in rushing attempts.  It’s a tired statement from a guy that I’m quite frankly just sick and tired of.  We don’t run and we don’t really try, and the stats clearly indicate that, although I know Radio says stats are for losers.

The quality of play from the Bucs on Sunday was awful at best.  We gained one first half first down, which if you told someone who didn’t see any of the game, he would most likely laugh at and think you were trying to pull his leg.  I would think it was funny myself, if it wasn’t the 2nd time this year that it happened.  We gained 25 freaking yards of offense in one half of football.

The Bucs players have given up on Raheem, you can see it in the play on the field, and its even worse when the commentators talk about the lack of effort they witnessed in practice, especially from a team with 1 win.

After Sunday’s game, Freeman currently ranks 2nd to last in the NFL in completion percentage, only behind the great Jamarcus Russell.  He’s also 2nd to last behind Russell in QB Rating.   I don’t want to say I told you so on the lack of ability to throw accurately, but, I told you so.  He’s already 6th in the league in INT’s thrown and he has thrown 52 less passes than the next closest guy on the INT list.

I wanted to write more here, but I honestly have nothing left to say. Bucpower.com gave me a glimmer of hope in a poll on their site that says 61% of their readers want a new coach.  At least we have that going for us.

  • Mike J

    I could only listen ( a blessing), but that was just AWFUL. Like a
    Div. II school masquerading as professionals. (I trust the NCAA
    wasn’t watching.) I don’t know if the 1976 team was ever that bad on a
    Sunday afternoon.Usually you can take away some small signs of
    optimism, an indication of advancement somewhere, from the game, but
    not today. I can only hope & trust that they just weren’t trying; if
    they are actually that bad when putting out effort, we are in for a
    five-year plan at the very least.

  • Mike J

    They should play Johnson this week at Seattle.Let Freeman sit & watch & get his act together.

  • Bailey

    Love the picture of Radio in the shopping cart…..

  • Dustin Staggers

    Bailey – Not when it reminds you of the person who is the head coach of the team you love.

    Mike J – I have to disagree on the Josh Johnson thing. We need to let Freeman play in order to let the next coach get the most film possible on the guy.

  • Mike J

    Well, it’s not like they are gonna cut Freeman, is it?? Perkins allowed Testaverde to stay in until he had tossed 35 picks his first year. Did that do Vinny’s development any good??
    Face it, the kid was shell-shocked vs. N.Y..

  • http://pewter Dustin

    A new coach needs to know if Freeman can be his qb next year, point blank. Money, no money, whatever, he needs to know.

  • Mike J

    Well, that is the point–Freeman IS the QB in 2010; will he better off with his confidence intact, or with another meaningless game under his belt??

  • http://PewterPlank Dustin

    The coddling of players psyche’s these days is so blown out of proportion. If the guy can’t suck up his own bad games, at a position where sucking it up and getting over shitty games is paramount, then its not going to matter regardless whether he plays or not, because he won’t last in the league.