Posts Tagged ‘Raheem Morris’

Bucs’ Morris to take over defensive play-calling

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie coach Raheem Morris will take over defensive play-calling duties after relieving Jim Bates as defensive coordinator, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

Glazer: Report of Bucs being for sale is false

Buccaneers co-chairman Joel Glazer issued a statement Thursday denying a Tampa radio report that the team will be put up for sale.

Buccaneers becoming a fantasy wasteland in 2009

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently have exactly two viable fantasy starters, and neither of them is very reliable.

Morris names Johnson starting QB

Three games into the season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making a change at quarterback, as Josh Johnson was named the team’s starter on Monday over veteran Byron Leftwich.

Bucs’ Phillips has broken thumb

Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris said Monday that Jermaine Phillips suffered a broken thumb in Sunday’s 33-20 loss to the Bills.

Fantasy spin: Cadillac to start for Tampa

Well fellow fantasy fanatics, it looks like we’re looking at another backfield committee, this time in Tampa Bay. Cadillac Williams, not Derrick Ward, will open 2009 as the starter.

Buccaneers fire offensive coordinator Jagodzinski

The Buccaneers announced Thursday that they have dismissed offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski, making him the second offensive coordinator this week to be fired by a rookie head coach. Earlier, Kansas City Chiefs first-year head coach Todd Haley fired veteran offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.

With a QB surplus, Bucs calling teams about trades

The Buccaneers have been contacting other teams this week to gauge interest in their quarterbacks after putting off a decision to name a starter, according to league sources.

Morris lays out plan for next look at Leftwich, McCown

Bucs coach Raheem Morris said Monday that both Byron Leftwich and Luke McCown will get equal time in Thursday’s third preseason game as the team’s QB competition gets one final look.

Morris, Bucs will wait to name starting QB

Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris had initially set a self-imposed deadline — following the team’s second preseason game — to pick a starting quarterback, but earlier today told the media he may put the decision off for another week. It turns out he has.

Morris could extend Bucs QB competition

Tampa Bay Bucs head coach Raheem Morris isn’t quite ready to name a starting quarterback, and didn’t deny he could extend the competition for the starting spot through the team’s third preseason game.

Kirwan: Notes from Buccaneers camp

While rookie QB Josh Freeman patiently learns the offense, veteran Byron Leftwich is earning the respect of his defensive teammates with the way he’s been throwing the deep ball.

Moves I like, don’t like or just don’t know about

Success in the NFL for new coaches is dependent on many variables. So I’ve put together a few observations from training camps to keep an eye on for some of the new coaches.

Bucs camp report: Morris working on reshaping team

According to senior columnist Thomas George, new Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris is preaching that his players must yearn to “be your best self” every day.

Leftwich makes it rain TDs at Bucs practice’s Thomas George made a few observations while visiting Buccaneers training camp.

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