During the Tampa Bay Buccaneers loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Bucs head coach Raheem Morris ejected one of his own players in the third quarter. He told defensive tackle Brian Price to “go home” after committing a personal foul, which led to a Panthers game-sealing touchdown.
Morris addressed the situation during his post game press conference.
“Yes, I sent him to the locker room,” Morris said. “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.”
It’s amazing how things in the NFL can change so quickly. Just last season Morris had his young squad rolling, now it seems he’d be lucky to keep his job beyond this season.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone