The sense of urgency in Tampa — which has slowly descended on the Buccaneers during a nine-game losing streak — might be too late.
Most likely, much too late. If there is any suggestion that Bucs coach Raheem Morris is coaching for his job in Sunday’s season finale in Atlanta, Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times believes that decision has likely already been made.
“I think it’s probably more than a little bit in doubt,” Stroud told “Around the League” Monday about Morris’ job status. “Regardless of what happens on Sunday, it’s most likely that Raheem Morris won’t be asked to return next season.”
Those rumors have been swirling, and NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora has reported that any coaching change in Tampa would happen after the season.
The results of their 4-11 season are predictable. Morris has little left to do other than remain steadfast. He maintains his players haven’t packed it in, and those players are acknowledging their own jobs are also on the line.
But the winds of change are blowing in Tampa, and it appears too late to change course.