The Buccaneers reportedly have reached out to free-agent coach Bill Cowher, to gauge his interest about joining the team.
The guy who’s job Cowher would be taking isn’t worried about it.
Coach Raheem Morris, following the biggest win of his 15-game career, brushed off talk that the Glazers would dump him after only one season.
“I have a great relationship with my owners,” Morris said in a post-game press conference, via PewterReport.com. “The thing I know about those guys is they
didn’t hire me last year in a meeting. The thing I know about these
guys is I’ve had a seven-year relationship with them. They interviewed
me for seven years, and I’ve been around these guys. So, I’m pretty
sure if I was getting popped, fired or whatever you want to call it, my
owners would come tell me like men because that’s who they are and
that’s what they want to be.”
But that’s where Morris’ logic falls apart. Did the Glazers tell Jon Gruden last year that they’d lined up Morris to take the job after Gruden was dumped on a Friday and Morris was hired on a Saturday?
So, basically, firing Morris after lining up Cowher would be no different than what the Bucs did to Gruden 11 months ago.
“I’m sure Bill Cowher [wants this job],” Morris said. “Everybody wants this job — it’s the best in football. I want it, too.”
The best job in football? Either Morris is delusional, or he has kicked his butt-kissing routine into high gear in the hopes of not getting fired.