Tampa Bay Bucs Co-Chairman Joel Glazer took some thinly veiled shots are former Bucs head coach and current Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris in an interview yesterday. And one national football scribe is none too happy about it.
In an interview with Rick Stroud of TampaBay.com, Glazer spoke of the “integrity” of new coach Greg Schiano and indicated that the team had lost some integrity during the three years that Morris was the head coach. “We’ve got to get back to what we really believe in and what we stand for and what we want to stand for and what the community wants us to be and I think you’re going to start to see all those things calibrate back to what the Buccaneers are all about,” said Glazer.
Even though Glazer did give the obligatory line that he has “great respect for coach Morris,” Jim Trotter of SI.com went off on a multi-tweet rant about what Glazer had implied about Morris.
glazer can feel however he wants about morris, but it showed no class throwing him under bus after he's gone. also …
isnt' it interesting that glazer is spending wildly this offseason, but failed to open his wallet for players in either of morris' seasons?
should have said morris' three seasons. but you get the point.
point: Y throw the guy under the bus months after firing him, while at the same time failing to recognize your shortcomings?
The Buccaneers were the NFL’s lowest-spending team during the 2010 season when there was no salary cap and no floor. Last year the spend well under the salary cap. After firing Morris after three years and a 17-31 record, the Bucs committed a total of over $140 million to the free agent trio of wide receiver Vincent Jackson, guard Carl Nicks, and cornerback Eric Wright.
The Redskins will face the Bucs in Tampa during the 2012 season. It is safe to say that Morris will be fired up for that encounter.