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Bucs looking for stern disciplinarian

Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:15 pm
 
Discipline is the password to the next head-coaching hire in Tampa Bay.

Sources said the Bucs are -- and will be -- insistent in interviews that their next head coach run a tight ship to make all associated with the Bucs accountable on and off the field. The feeling, they said, is that former coach Raheem Morris lost control of the club, players became undisciplined and the Bucs suffered for it.

Their record is the best evidence. Not only did they lose their last 10 straight to finish 4-12; they committed the fourth-most penalties, with 123, and led the league in turnovers with 40. In 2010 they had 19.

They also had the league's worst takeaway-to-turnover differential at --16.

The Bucs have interviewed former Green Bay and Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman and Tennessee defensive coordinator Jerry Gray for the opening. Sherman led the Packers to five consecutive winning seasons and three divisional titles











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Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 11, 2012 3:56 am
 

Bucs looking for stern disciplinarian

" Their record is the best evidence. Not only did they lose their last 10 straight to finish 4-12; they committed the fourth-most penalties, with 123, and led the league in turnovers with 40. "  --Judge

Doesn't necessarily follow. Consider the Detroit Lions of 2010 and 2011 as evidence to the contrary. It takes time to find out whether or not players mistakes are the product of sloppy thinking or a lack of experience with playing with aggressiveness. Raheem believes in teaching the latter as an article of faith, just as both Gunther Cunningham and Jim Schwartz do. The thing about that style of play is that not every guy comes into the league playing the game that way. As Jack Nicklaus wrote in his seminal book about his approach to teaching kids the game of golf, encourage them at first to crush the cover off the ball. In time, they can learn how to throttle it back and gain control, but the reverse will never be true. Start a guy in the NFL timid and that's who he'll be until the day he gets run off. Likely sooner than later, even if he's playing for the likes of Matt Millen.



Since: Nov 9, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 10:06 am
 

Bucs looking for stern disciplinarian

Mike Zimmer, DC - Bengals.



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:53 am
 

Bucs looking for stern disciplinarian

The problem was Morris and his young team were feeling themselves after last year and forgot that was last year.  They thought that because they won 10 games and just missed the playoffs that this year would be more of the same.  What they forgot was with 10 wins you play a tougher schedule the next year and teams were ready for them.  They were very disfunctional and undiciplend and had way too many penalties that cost them.  They selfdistructed almost every week.  They definately need a no nonsense coach if they want to improve as a team and organization moving forward.<img src="http://images.cbssports.com/js/tinymce/3.4.2/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-cool.gif" alt="Cool" />




Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 6:09 pm
 

Bucs looking for stern disciplinarian

I can see why the team would be seeking a person that would run a tight ship and would want a disciplinarian.

I think coach Morris lost control of the team after last season. It might have been that he thought that with the wins, he could become a friend of the players and they would be mature enough to accept the fact that they still had a job to do during practice as well as on Sunday.

This apparently was not the case.

Coach Morris did not understand that this is still a young team that would take advantage of any perceived weakness and not mature enough to understand the coach’s motives and privileges he bestowed upon them.

Some veteran teams might have been able to accept this, but with little veteran leadership on this young team, perhaps the coach should have taken another approach… This was a learning lesson for Coach Morris.

It appeared to me that certain defensive players would give up on plays before they were over. Looking at the last game of the season with the Falcons, I got that impression.

Normally teams with winning records have a strict discipline coach that run a tight ship and pay attention to details. Nothing is over looked right down to the practice equipment and when water breaks are to be had.

With this young team this is probably the type coach we would need at this time.

"GO BUCS"

“ONE MAN’S OPINION”





Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 4:02 pm
 

Bucs looking for stern disciplinarian

sometimes stern disciplinarians dont do well in the nfl. the best example is the miami dolphins.


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