Raheem Morris wasn’t fired because of unfair expectations. He wasn’t done in by his “Youngry” roster.
“I can’t do nothing but be gracious to everybody involved,” Morris told Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. “I almost pulled it off. I almost did it. I almost got us winning again. At the end, though, I had nothing to stand on. The last 10 games – you can’t do that.”
He’s right. The Glazers took their time when they fired Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden, but this decision probably wasn’t as hard for them to make. They acted quickly.
In a more formal statement, Morris thanked the Glazers and the entire “class” organization that Morris has worked for in some capacity since 2002. Morris’ entire coaching staff has been let go.
“I can’t be negative to anybody in the organization – not Mark Dominik, not anyone, not one bit. I can’t do it. They were too good to me,” Morris told Cummings.