Raheem Morris discusses Aqib Talib incident

Last week, Steve Duemig of WDAE in Tampa reported that cornerback Aqib Talib, who has found his share of trouble in less than two NFL seasons, broke curfew while in London and then dropped a series of “F” bombs on coach Raheem Morris when confronted about the situation.

The Buccaneers, who responded quickly and loudly to another WDAE report last week, issued no contemporaneous statement or response to Duemig’s report.

Today, Morris talked about the situation during a routine press conference.  And Morris, in our view, relied on semantics to downplay the incident.

“The rumors about confrontations, they are what they are,” Morris said, per PewterReport.com.  “You let them
go out there, you let them hang.  Myself and Talib we have a great
relationship, I don’t think we’ve ever had an argument.  Now I’ve yelled
at him before, but we actually have never had an argument before. . . .  I’ve never ever once been disrespected by Aqib Talib in my life.  Never.”

But what of the account of “F” bombs?

“We swear to each other every day,” said Morris.  “I wouldn’t call it a
disrespect.  The swear words that’s talk on the football field.  We do
that all the time.  We swear to them on the field talking about a play,
and how we can do it better.  It is just a form of communication of some
sort.  He has never ever disrespected me.  He has always been as
respectful as you can be to a coach, and to a brother-figure, or a
father figure, or however he looks at me, and he has been like that to
me.  I’ve never had a problem with Talib.”

We’re not sure that we buy it.  And we assume the Bucs fear that others won’t buy it, either. 

Indeed, the transcript distributed by the team completely omits the discussion regarding Talib and disrespect and broken curfew and swear words.

15 responses to “Raheem Morris discusses Aqib Talib incident

  1. Word has it that the whole incident started because Talib told Morris to turn his radio down.

  2. Raheemee is an enabler … and just as bad as most of his players … I’ll be glad when he’s gone …
    another example of the Peter Principle …

  3. THATS WHY FOOTBALL SO MUCH DIFFERENT THAN IT WAS 25YRS AGO,THE INMATE’S ARE ARE RUNNING THE ASYLUM.A COACH THAT WILL LET A PLAYER CUSS HIM IS NOT MUCH OF A COACH.YOU CANT BE THEIR COACH AND THEIR BUDDY!

  4. The same “F” bombs that gran mama dropped on the media or a different type of “F” bomb? Might make a difference?

  5. F— that m-f—ing f—er! F— him up his f—ing smelly f—upped a–hole, the m-f—ing f—wad should f—ing know the f— better than to f—ing use that m-f—ing filthy f—in language in f—in public!

  6. I can just hear Talib’s discussion(s) with Mr. Glazer (owner of the Buc’s) and picture Talib’s contract! Yeah right we talk like that all the time. These two are real role models for the rest of the league. No wonder the commissioner does not want to get involved. Next thing we know our radio play by play announcers will be using the language…F’n Aqib intercepts another pass…Freeman F’s up again…WTF is going on…Who the F called that play?

  7. “We swear to them on the field talking about a play, and how we can do it better.”
    —-
    how to play football better ?
    or how to curse better ??

  8. “PkrNboro says:
    November 4, 2009 8:23 AM
    “We swear to them on the field talking about a play, and how we can do it better.”
    —-
    how to play football better ?
    or how to curse better ??

    Well, going by their record, I’d say they are learning how to curse better.

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