A little late this week, but the Bucs' collapse in the power rankings continues. Now there are only two teams universally ranked below the Bucs: the St. Louis Rams and the Indianapolis Colts. By consensus, they're worse than the Jaguars, the Redskins, the Browns and the Chiefs among others.
The Bucs are now ranked 28th on average, while they were ranked 26th last week. This is getting more and more painful.
My how times change. Just a few months ago Raheem Morris was the fiery head coach of an up-and-coming team and now...he might be gone at the end of the season.
The Bucs have gone from 7-3 last season to 2-7 this season outside their division.
Of course, you lose 41-14 when you have seven turnovers. With three interceptions and four lost fumbles, they are lucky they didn't lose by worse than that!
It's the "which-coach-is-gonna-get-fired" time of year. Never been a fan; speculating on other people's job security doesn't seem like much fun. That said, the name Raheem Morris keeps coming up. Coming into the 2011 season, the Bucs and Panthers had the youngest rosters in the league. While Morris' style has come under fire, including from this here website, there's something to be said for the lockout affecting a club with such youth. As much as they bore fans, there is tremendous value to mini-camps and OTAs.
Can Raheem Morris save his job? It's not looking that way now. They are getting blown out.
Make that seven straight losses for the Bucs after the 41-17 beat down from the Jags.
Giving up 41 points to the Jaguars is like giving up 100 to a normal team.
Giving up 41 to Jags is quite the low point for reeling Bucs.