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Raheem Morris is cool with Marvin Lewis

Posted on: May 29, 2011 11:07 am
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Raheem Morris says everything is good between him and Marvin Lewis (Getty).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Last October, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis voiced his frustration at the Buccaneers signing one of Cincinnati’s 2010 draft picks, WR Dezmon Briscoe, after the Bengals had cut him in the preseason.

It wasn’t simply that Tampa Bay signed him and placed him on the practice squad. It was that the Bengals really wanted Briscoe back and that the Buccaneers gave him a contract worth more than three times what normal practice squad players earn ($325,000 vs. about $90,000).

But at last week’s Marvin Lewis charity golf outing, Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris said everything between the two coaches was just fine, thanks very much.

"That's business; this is about the community and the bigger picture," Morris told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "It's not about whether you have a disagreement on the field or whether I like him on game day. I wanted to come in for Marvin and be supportive of him because he's always been supportive of me."

Lewis didn’t seem all that supportive in October when he said this: "(Briscoe) was in camp for us, but when you overpay a guy on the practice squad, you create a problem in the system for teams. I don't know that teams want to set the precedent and they did with Dezmon."

Not only did Lewis come off looking clueless about business in the NFL (and the risks of cutting a WR you actually want to keep), some of those words alluded to possible collusion among the teams. Apparently, somebody from the NFL office said something to Lewis, and from then on, he didn’t make a peep about the issue.

Still, Morris looks up to Lewis and what he’s accomplished.

"When you talk about guys that paved the way not only for coaches but young African-American coaches,” Morris said, “he's been a consummate leader.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 3:57 pm
 

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Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: May 29, 2011 8:48 pm
 

Raheem Morris is cool with Marvin Lewis

P.S. - If I'm the GM and I see a player that's available that will help our team...damn right, I'm snatching him up! Smile



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: May 29, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Raheem Morris is cool with Marvin Lewis

It is cool that they worked things out but it shouldn't and/or doesn't have to be about color. We need less of any COLOR crimes on any COLOR victims. We should view each other as human beings and judge a man (or woman) by their character and actions. If we could look past color and just treat others as we would like to be treated, then we would improve our communities,states, and nation. We (as a nation) are a total melting pot but should strive to work as one and make each other stronger. Stand strong and be proud but don't look down your nose at a person b/c they look different. That person could hold many of the same ideals and values that you do. They may be much more like you, than you know. Peace and good will.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: May 29, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Raheem Morris is cool with Marvin Lewis

I think that Marvin was looking for a gentleman agreement that might have been in place since time on.

When Dezmon Briscoe was cut, by the Bengals, Coach Morris of the Bucs saw it as a chance to improve his team. The cost might have been that Morris saw other possibilities, where Marvin was looking at a practice squad player. Morris saw this player as a potentially as earning a spot on the regular squad.

Stop crying Marvin, you would have done the same thing. Had you not you would not be acting in the best interest of your team.

I like the general manager and coach being this aggressive, understanding potential talent and signing it to a contract.

After all they drafted Freeman, when he was not on the radar of any other team. We can see where that foresight go us. A franchise quarterback.
 
I am glad the two coaches worked out any difficulties they might have had between the two of them.
 
“GO BUCS”

“ONE MAN’S OPINION”





Since: May 26, 2008
Posted on: May 29, 2011 11:50 am
 

Raheem Morris is cool with Marvin Lewis

It's cool that they worked things out. We don't need anymore black on black crime.


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