Originally written on Bucs Beat  |  Last updated 11/9/11

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)
While linebacker Geno Hayes doesn't have his starting job back, it appears he's been doing better in practice and could get some more snaps Sunday against the Texans, coach Raheem Morris said today. Hayes, the starter at weakside the past couple years, was benched last week because he hadn't been consistent enough. Adam Hayward came in and got to play more in his place. But Morris has liked how Hayes has responded. "I hope it's a wake-up call for Geno," Morris said. "Get him back on the field, and get him going again. Just too many uncommon consistent issues the week before and really the previous weeks that I wanted to get across to him. Hope we can get him back out and get him in a part-time role this week and see what he can do and then hopefully develop a nice competition there at linebacker." Morris acknowledged he needs to see more big plays out of the linebacking core in general, same with his entire defense. "You need impact plays across the board," Morris said. "It starts u...
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