Found December 19, 2011 on
Pro Football Zone:
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, both Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris and Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo are safe for now. LaCanfora indicated that if the Rams and Bucs decide to fire Morris and Spagnuolo as their current head coaches, it won’t come until the end of the season. From the looks [...]
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Despite a trial looming in March for felony assault with a deadly weapon and injuries that have cut his last two seasons short, cornerback Aqib Talib will be back with the Bucs next season, according to coach Raheem Morris.
Talib, who returned both his interceptions for touchdowns this year, aggravated a hamstring injury in Saturday night's 31-14 loss to the Cowboys...
Raheem Morris and the Bucs have lost eight games in a row now — half a season’s worth, finally passing that 0-7 mark he had in 2009 that no one ever thought he could top. Throughout this streak, he has said several times that he would not make excuses and has definitely done his share of introspection and pointing the finger at himself. But when it came to the Cowboys game...
Sure, many want Raheem Morris out. But if the Bucs try to appease fans with the move, the question awaiting would be:
Two prominent announcers working Saturday night's game disagreed on whether the NFL lockout hurt the Buccaneers more than other teams, but Steve Mariucci and Randy Cross said coach Raheem Morris should be retained.
On second thought, maybe trying to spoil the season of the Carolina Panthers Saturday is a more attainable goal for the plummeting Tampa Bay Bucs.
Playing that role against Dallas certainly didn't work out as intended Saturday night unless, of course, the Bucs' intention was to further spoil their own season.
They managed to do just that with a complete breakdown before...
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If the rumors are true, the gimpy Ben Roethlisberger might not only sit out of Saturday's game against the Rams, the Steelers might elect to bench him for the season finale against the Browns as well.
It being Christmas time, maybe Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, having given a vote of confidence to his own head coach, Jason Garrett, could have given Raheem Morris one, too.
Quarterback Josh Freeman and the Bucs quicksand offense had very little chance of moving the ball against the Cowboys Saturday night.
After Freeman ran 25 yards for a first down on the opening series before fumbling the next play, Tampa Bay went three-and-out four straight times and trailed 28-0 in the first half.
The Bucs offensive line arguably played its worst game of the...