Originally posted on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 1/2/12

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 20: Head Coach Raheem Morris of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks on from the side line during their game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 20, 2009 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Buccaneers defeated the Seahawks 24-7. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have confirmed the firing of third-year head coach Raheem Morris, a move that was first reported on Monday morning by several sources. After a 4-2 start to the 2011 season, the Buccaneers completely collapsed down the stretch, losing their last 10 games and looking absolutely non-competitive in their last few games. According to Pewter Report, the Bucs have fired not just Morris, but every assistant coach and coordinator in their employ. The question of overall effort in the field — perhaps the worst insult one can possible give a team — was obvious in the team's season-ending debacle against the Atlanta Falcons; the Bucs were down 42-0 at one point, and several players looked to be giving less than their best. It was a shocking reversal of fortune after Morris' second year in charge of the team in 2010 — the Bucs went 10-6 and featured several young potential stars. But all of their main players — quarterback Josh Freeman, running back LeGarrette Blount, an...
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