Ya, you read the title and wondered to yourself, why the hell I started sounding like Radio Morris when naming my posts. Oh wait, that was Radio in his presser today with the media, mainly Anwar Richardson (who was asking most of the questions). This half quote was in response to a question about what he needed to do and what the team needed to show to keep his job safe.
“That’s for mentally weak people to worry about my future. My job is to coach the football team, week to week, week in and week out. I have to go and beat Seattle. That’s what I have to do. And then I have to go and beat the following team after that. Job security in this business, in case you haven’t looked around, there is a coaches clicking clock every day.”
“That is not my job to worry about my future. That’s for mentally weak people to worry about my future. My job is to coach the football team, week to week, week in and week out. I have to go and beat Seattle. That’s what I have to do. And then I have to go and beat the following team after that. Job security in this business, in case you haven’t looked around, there is a coaches clicking clock every day.”
I swear I’m not making this shit up, these are the opinions expressed by the guy who is supposed to be leading our 53 men into battle every Sunday.
He did mention one other thing during the press conference that caught my ear, I generally try to focus on something else while listening to the presser so I don’t get recurring images of Radio in that shopping cart, about the Bucs and our history of offensive football.
“We wasn’t exactly an offensive juggernaut last year.”
“We never done anything on offense around here.”
I’m not even going to talk about the fact that Heem sounds like a moron when speaking, anyone who has listened to him speak already knows as much. I want to dispel this little theory of Radio’s.
2009 (1-12) – Offensive Ranks – Points 29th; Yards 28th; 1st Downs 29th; Passing TD’s 20th; INT’s 31st; Rushing Attempts 27th; Rushing Yards 25th; Turnovers 29th
2008 (9-7) - Offensive Ranks – Points 19th; Yards 14th; 1st Downs 16th; Passing TD’s 19th; INT’s 12th; Rushing Attempts 11th; Rushing Yards 15th; Turnovers 16th
2007 (9-7) – Offensive Ranks – Points 18th; Yards 18th; 1st Downs 23rd; Passing TD’s 20th; INT’s 1st; Rushing Attempts 11th; Rushing Yards 11th; Turnovers 3rd
I’m taking out the Bruce Gradkowski 2006 year, because honestly, we can’t count that.
2005 (11-5) – Offensive Ranks – Points 20th; Yards 23rd; 1st Downs 25th; Passing TD’s 23rd; INT’s 9th; Rushing Attempts 15th; Rushing Yards 14th; Turnovers 6th
So that takes us back 4 seasons from this one. Not one time have we finished with worse offensive numbers in any single category, then we currently have right now. Obviously, as Raheem has stated many times, “stats are just for losers”, but sometimes they are quite telling. Greg Olsen even admitted that they are essentially running Gruden’s playbook with more offensive weapons and producing much worse numbers. How does that not fall on the head of the man at the top?
The main point though is we are 1-12, awful on both sides of the ball and those three years not counting the Bruce G year we were 29-21 with 3 playoff births and 2 division titles.