Originally posted on Buc Stop  |  Last updated 7/31/12

NEW ORLEANS - DECEMBER 27: Head coach Raheem Morris of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers follows the action during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on December 27, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
I was chief among the Raheem Morris supporters since he was promoted to Head Coach in 2009. I had followed Morris' carreer since rejoining the Bucs in 2007 after the defense fell apart during the departure of himself and a few other key coaches following the 2005 division championship team, a Bucs squad that had more potential to do damage in the playoffs than anyone has ever known. Instead the hiring turned out to be a failure, a learning experience for both Morris and the Bucs. A new formula has been created; and discipline and accountability are key ingrediants for building a youthful football team. Last tenure, there was neither.Morris was a 'players coach', and there is nothing wrong with that approach. But it wasnt the rigth fit for a group of guys barely out of college. You heard the comparisons in age to the Green Bay Packers who were the leagues 3rd youngest team. But the youth on that team is made up of backup players. The Packers key core group of guys are veterans, not r...
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