Originally posted on BucStats  |  Last updated 12/19/11

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)
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, not so much. “Last night we just got outplayed, and we won’t make any excuses on what or who, it doesn’t really matter. They have to go out and play hard, play fast, play smart and play consistent every single week.” Playing hard and fast is all on the players. The coach can try to provide motivation and rousing speeches and whatever, but that **** only goes so far and if a player is unreceptive to it, there’s nothing a coach can do. Usually, when a coach who is obviously in danger of losing his job calls out his players for their effort, it’s a desperate attempt to shift blame from bad coaching to the players not
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