The Bucs will try to halt their downward spiral on Saturday night against the Cowboys, with Raheem Morris fighting for his coaching life.
Morris isn’t a lock to be fired yet. It’s possible the Bucs could decide to retain Morris, but change his responsibilities. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the organization is considering keeping Morris and taking away his duties as defensive coordinator.
Morris picked up those duties late in his first season as coach. The Bucs defense quickly turned around with Morris calling plays, and continued to play solid football in 2010.
The bottom fell out this year. Tampa is 31st in points allowed and no team has given up more rushing touchdowns. Only one team gives up more yards-per-attempt through the air. In short, Morris’ “Yungry” group is among the very worst in the NFL.
Changes of some variety are coming in Tampa. Morris may need his team to show some signs of life down the stretch just to keep his job.