Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach Raheem Morris Changes Tactic, Team Responds

August 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It’s common for football coaches to use a “sudden change” command to surprise a practicing team. The object is to get them used to swift changes and to evaluate team reaction.
Coach Raheem Morris was quoted on www.Buccaneers.com.
"I kind of got a wild hair," said Morris after practice. "I said, 'We're getting soft. I'm going to send them in and put on their pads, just so I can see who will complain.' They ran inside. They kind of turned around and ran in unison. I was kind of shocked. They came back out, we started practice, went through practice and then I pulled them back up.
"And then I told them, 'I have to confess, I was waiting for somebody to complain and nobody really did.' We had a couple little grumblings but there was nobody really complaining."
The team reaction is an encouraging sign. Perhaps the abundance of rookies and low-year experienced players has created an upbeat training camp theme—impress the coaching staff, m...

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