Posted by Josh Katzowitz
With the Buccaneers in the middle of a terrible stretch of season -- so much so that it’s quickly become a terrible season overall -- coach Raheem Morris had seen enough when defensive tackle Brian Price was penalized for a personal foul penalty in the third quarter of Tampa Bay’s 38-19 loss to the Panthers.
So, a clearly upset Morris sent Price home. He didn’t just banish Price to the locker room for the rest of the game. He told Price to get the hell out of the stadium.
And then, Morris dropped an F-bomb in front of the scribes in his postgame presser.
"Yes, I sent him to the locker room,'' Morris said, via the St. Petersburg Times. "I told him go home. F---. Yeah. Because it's foolish, it's selfish to your teammates, to everybody in your organization, to your fans. That's terrible. That's just selfish behavior to get a 15-yard penalty, in that situation, when that's all we talk about, when that's all we discuss. You just can't do that to your team.
"When you give up a penalty, after a third-and-15, those are things that are not smart, not fair to anybody on the football team. Not fair to anybody that's coaching that football team. Those things are unacceptable.''
Price was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, and later on that drive, the Panthers scored a touchdown that basically put the game out of reach for Tampa Bay.
But what might be even more concerning for Tampa Bay fans: Morris intimated he’s begun to lose his team.
“You know, they're not listening,'' Morris said. "They've got to listen and we've got to do a better job of coaching. That's all.''
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