Originally posted on BucStats  |  Last updated 11/17/11

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Head Coach Raheem Morris of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches from the sidelines during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 20, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills won 33-20. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Mike Lombardi dedicated an article to the Bucs yesterday, mostly congratulating himself for suggesting in the summer that Raheem Morris take control of the team and make them work harder or the season was going to get out of control. I wrote about this effort, suggesting then that Morris needed to take control, work his team harder, and make them strive for excellence. Naturally, I was accused of overreacting to a preseason game. The popular theory was the Bucs had it, and all they had to do was turn it on. Yeah, right. I wrote a response to it, basically telling him that he Morris has the team perfectly under control and that Billy Joel is not an offensive coordinator. So, how’s that workin’ out for me? My premise this summer was that the Bucs were a young team that could be molded the right way. They were like a college team that craved leadership and needed to learn how to be a pro, and Morris had their full attention. But Morris chose not to put the hammer on them and made excu...
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