The Buc Stops Here: Introducing Raheem Morris

Kurt M. WestfieldContributor IAugust 13, 2009

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 01:  Head coach Raheem Morris of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers watches his team during Training Camp at One Buccaneer Place on August 1, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

With training camp in full gear and preseason games on the horizon, this years Tampa Bay Buccaneers team looks to rebuild with the likes of a new coach, a new defensive scheme, and a new quarterback. Although the local scuttlebutt surrounding the Bucs and their lackluster potential this season seems prominent, outsiders looking in are seeing a hungry team with a militant coaching figure pushing three quarterbacks dueling for that open slot.

As the Bucs don their throwback jerseys this season for the Green Bay Packers game (11/8), Bucs fans everywhere are hoping they don’t resort back to their "throwback" performance. Sports-radio personalities around the Tampa market are predicting a three-win season, while national commentators are giving the Bucs as many as six wins. It isn’t shocking to note that most of the fans I've spoken to are leaning more toward the .500 mark with eight wins.

One can only hope that Coach Morris whips his boys into formation and injects the team with that fervor of a young "buc" in Pop Warner as the preseason kicks off versus Tennessee on 8/15.