Posts tagged ‘Raheem Morris’

March 9, 2011

Buccaneers to host SuperBowl champs New Orleans Saints

Coming back home after a two game road trip, the Bucs will face the New Orleans Saints this Sunday. This will be the first time that the Bucs faced the Saints since last seasons 20-17 overtime up-set a game before the start of the NFC Play-offs. Last season both games that the Bucs played against the Saints were close games. Will this be a factor this season as the Bucs have come out a better team from last season.

Since last season the Bucs have added the addition of some skilled players in important positions which could affect the games momentum this season. There is the addition of Gerald McCoy ( with 5 tackles on the season) on the defensive line, Cody Grimm (with 15 tackles and 1 INT for a TD on the season) at safety, Mike Williams (with 19 Rec for 238 yards and 3 TDS on the season) at Receiver, along with Arrelious Benn (with 5 Rec for 58 yards on the season). All strategically placed into the Tampa roster to fill positions that were viewed as troubled position in the past. Although this season it seem that the Bucs have attained the special form of chemistry that is need for teams developing and on path towards a successful future there are still some positions that are in need of positive reassurance and influence.

Mainly the Linebacker position.

It seems that the youth of the Bucs has kept them from obtaining that once prolific defensive unit that had teams studying film to figure play packages that would divert attention from key offensive players. this is something that the Bucs have had to deal with for some time now and the problem needs to be addressed.

As the defense seems to not has not been influenced with talent by the addition of players in the off-season the Linebacker position of the Bucs needs some special attention if the problem were to be addressed any time soon.

Ever since the win in Carolina the Linebacker position of the Bucs has not been recorded in any major accomplishments despite only 1 loss on the season. Unusual, even for a team that has so much youth surrounding it. As noted the Bucs currently hold the 30th over-all rushing defense facing the Saints who have just seemed to answer their problem at the running back position with the addition of Julius Jones.

Hopefully a chance to give the linebacker spot of the Bucs a slight over-hauling.

October 30, 2009

0-7 and a much needed bye week for Tampa

This week the Buccaneers have a much needed Bye week to settle some of thier fustrations out on prior game film and to extend the review of the up-coming game against the Green Bay Packers in the battle of the Bays game.

There is rumors going around that intel the Bucs resorting to full-padded practices and an extensive emphasis on fundamentals as rookie quarterback Josh Freeman is expected to take the regiens and promote the struggling offense of the team as of now. Lets just hope than during the off time the Bucs have that some good come out of One Bucs Place and that much needed win is placed in the winners bracket for them finally this season as the mid-point is near.

September 28, 2009

Who are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Where is the current coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers bearing the name of Raheem Morris? Is he aware that the football season is under way and his guidance is needed in the effect of positioning an NFL team into winning and achieving the dream of championship status?

Currently the bucs have gone from being a potential despite starting the season with two losses. There seemed to be a small problem that needed to be adjusted amongst the offense which seemed like adding a consistent rushing attack to tire the defense. With these came the question of which running back to use as the recent signing of Derrick Ward added to the depth of the rushing game for the bucs but has yet to achieve what had been expected of him as Carnell Williams came back from a torn knee ligament and expressed in an instance that he needed employment the NFL with the bucs. The game against the giants Sunday proved the fact that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are still in need of a stern captain to lead them.

I’m not sure how many people watched what could have been called an exclusive match-up between the fifth and sixth ranked passing offenses in the NFL but what was actually expressed was that Tampa, the lesser of the two is still just that as the display of Leftwich’ passing production was left in the locker room some how. Bryon Leftwich who had an average of 260 yards a game was held to only 22 yards passing with 7 catches of 16 attempts and 1 interception. Wow! That was a major turn around that had been made with the anticipation of the match-up against the giants, but how? Where had the offense that had 450 yards average total offense within two games gone so quick?

It’s one thing to have an offense that can pass as efficient as the bucs have been but it’s another to have an offense that can’t produce with the rushing schematics portion of an offense as the team total is at 259 total rushing yards after 3 games. What has become of this team? Everything about the team has been re-arranged as the bucs can’t even produce any more pro bowlers, what is going on with this team?

One thing that must be considered of this franchise is the fact of the matter is that this is a professional organization and so far the only expression of professionalism is losing quietly three games in a row to open the season. Way to go Bucs!

September 27, 2009

Bucs can’t buy a win

Once again for the third week in a row the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can’t seem to come up with the chemistry to produce a win in the win column. What a way to start the season 0-3 under the leadership of new head coach Raheem Morris.

Before meeting the New York Giants, one could say that the Buccaneers were in need of a more structured offensive unit, however, now that the Bucs have met the NFL power-ranked team it has now been concluded that the Buccaneers are in need of a new team theory in all.

Going into the match-up against the Giants, the Bucs already had the worst defense in the league with an average of 450 yards a game allowed. How?

It seems that Coach Morris can’t seem to hold the once predominate Buccaneers defense that, a predominate defense. There use to be a time were the mention of the Buccaneers defense had teams searching for new tactics to run against the hungry defensive unit. It might be time for the Bucs to invest in some free agent experience to give the defense that veteran knowledge and experience. Damn it would have been nice to keep Derrick Brooks. Having him seemed to give the Bucs defense that level of confidence that is needed to stop some of the best offenses and keep the game scoring scenario a close comparison.

So far the only bit of entertainment that has come from the Tampa defense is play after play of sloppy un productive visual displays. Just as the offense has been pulled together and started making moves through-out the NFL it should be fair to consider the same from the defense. Yes there once was a time in which the Tampa offense could not gain over 350 yards total offense, however, once again going into the game against the Giants an average of 450 yards had been displayed out of the offensive unit. Not the case during the game against the Giants.

What gives? Seems that what is needed now is to consider the losses against the assumption of next season already. Going into the forth game of the season the Bucs are in need of some future enlightenment.