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November 29, 2010 @ 3:21 pm
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Morris Responds To Talib's Post-Game Issue With Official

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After the Buccaneers 17-10 loss to the Ravens on Sunday, cornerback Aqib Talib reportedly got into an altercation with an official. According various media outlets, Talib was arguing with the official over a second quarter pass interference call on fellow cornerback Myron Lewis. Allegedly, Talib had to be restrained by teammates during the argument.

In his Monday press conference head coach Raheem Morris said that he did not know what went down between his player and the official.

“I don’t really know what happened with the post-game stuff and really if you talk to Talib I’m sure he will say that same thing everyone else did,” said Morris. “He talked about the call, disagreed with it to the official, and moved on. If they had words, that is between him and that official. I don’t get into that stuff.”

“He didn’t do anything wrong; he was just in conversation. I’m not going to sit up here and act like Talib has done anything wrong with an official because I am not into that. “

According to Rick Stroud of the St. Pete Times, Talib told the official that the call was terrible using an expletive, which caused the official to respond by saying, “You play like a (expletive).” Morris said that sometimes people misunderstand that way his third-year defensive back speaks.

“I think you guys misinterpret how he talks,” said Morris. “His swearing is not necessarily the swearing that you guys would come across and I don’t even know if he swore or not, but I do know that he wanted an explanation on the what the call was as well so he was in there listening and he was a part of it just like the rest of our team was.”

When asked if he was concerned about Talib’s behavior, Morris just pointed to the fact the Talib is playing the best football of his young career.

“You know, you just work with him everyday to get him better and that is what he has been doing,” said Morris. “He is playing at a Pro Bowl level right now. He’s got six interceptions. He’s the best football he has played since he has been a Buccaneer and that’s where he is right now.”

Talib had an interception in the second quarter of Sunday’s game. That now gives him six picks on the season, which ranks second in the NFL behind Philadelphia’s Asante Samuel (7).
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    Actions will speak louder than words ever will. Punching a Cabbie is bad. Dropping a f-bomb at a ref is harmless. I think the media is just trying to pile on Talib.
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    I once read a joke a few years back and it had a listing, in sentence form, on 100 different ways to describe the meaning of the "F" word. It can be a noun, verb or even an adjective in different sentences. Anyways, my point is if you sit back and think about it what is it about the word that is so offensive? HORSE- What do you find so offensive about the actual word? For all we know Talib was telling the ref how desirable he was to him. Like mama use to say, "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me"! Feel the love horse.
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    I just have a very simple question... How many of you, when you saw that horrible call said, or thought to yourselves: What the F... That was a BS call... Or anything close to that? In all seriousness... We all cuss... I am not applauding Talib in any sense at all... but I can't be upset with him for sticking up for his teammate nor for being upset about the fact that the Refs not only made a bad call, but REFUSED to explain it. Once again, however, the bad call did not lose us the game. We lost the game. We should have played better. Particularly on offense and special teams.
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    Finally the truth comes out. Using *ussy is not really so bad. At the same time, I thought that Talib threathening to punch the ref (per a Anwar Richardson interview I heard on the radio and who was present during the altercation) was the upsetting thing, as it not only indicates his mental state of not being able to control his anger yet, but more importantly is a crime (assault) for which he could be arrested and charged and so ultimately suspended (again!)
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    He didn't use the F word, it was the P word. So the ref ended up telling Talib he played like a wussy, but switch "w" with "p"
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    quarterback Derek Anderson has shouted curses in a postgame tirade after he was repeatedly asked about smiling during the closing minutes of a blowout loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/nfl/11/30/anderson.tirade.ap/index.html#ixzz16mPYiomu
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    It's hard to understand why people are upset by individual words rather than focusing on context. the "f-word" (circumlocution not withstanding) has no meaning except in context. In the case of Talib v Ref we don't have the full context we only have 3rd party he-said she-said. My guess is Talib seems to be asking about the call and using the F-word as an adjective or an exclamation point. Nothing wrong so far. The ref seems to be using it to attack, whether from misinterpretation or as a CYA of a bad call, which Talib took as an affront and overreacted. There is nothing wrong with using a "cuss" word in a descriptive fashion or to add emphasis to relay a point. Making a personal attack with or without a "cuss" word is still a personal attack. You may be offended by certain words but that's an individual issue. There is no right to not be offended.
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    Horse, calling someone the f bomb and using it to describe something are 2 different situations. I dont ever condone calling someone it but I do accidently drop the f bomb when descrining something. Talib never called the offical the f word. He used it to describe the call made. Not everyone is raised the same way. Some people hear it so much everyday that it becomes part of thier vocabulary. Is it wrong? yes But because they hear it so often they dont think about that. Curse words are becoming common words now days because of movies and even TV. They let alot more cursing on regular tv now then they ever did when I was a kid. Becasue they hear it so often they think its ok to use them to describe things. Thats what Morris was getting at. Talib wasn't trying to use it to disrespect the offical. He wasn't telling the offical to F off or F you. He was using it to desribe the call. Should he of used it? NO But everyone is making it out to be a bigger situation then it was. Now if you were to tell me F you, that would piss me off. But If you were to say "What your saying makes no F ing sense" wouldn't bother me any more then if you were to say "what your saying makes no sense".
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    Being in construction, I know a lot of people who wouldn't be able to speak if you took away the F word. They don't even realize it and it's really nothing malicious. Chris Rock and Richard Pryor made a living off of the phrase. It was the same language when I was in the Air Force and no doubt for every other branch of service. I don't use the word myself but some of you need to lighten up.
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    Come all ye Bible thumpers. Somebody said a dirty word!!!
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    Hey dixieboy, I don't follow that at all about the Bible because I have seen and experience death more than your little mind can ever imagine. By the way "Dixieboy" where did that name come from? I am 64 years old, a 6th generation Florida Cracker and that is no longer in my vocabulary.
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    I am 60 years old and have seen as much death if not more than you. Only I don't have to remind everyone I am a Vet every chance I get. I was born in Fla. We all know your Tallahassee stories, how great you are and the rest. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Well here you are!! Calling everyone names because someone said a bad word!!! Get over it little baby. Some people cuss and don't need a lecture from you telling them not to. By the way I own my vacation home in Greensboro Fl. I am a Cracker too.
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    dixieboy, I guess you didn't read my statement below to carefully. I was quoting from the Media Book that the media get for each game. In it there is an article about Raheem and his desires to educate the young. I was using that article as a reference for Raheem himself to tone down the cussing. i think most of us have used the "F" word from time to time, but we are not in the public eye as coaches and players are, and if kids think that it is okay to use those words then it will just get worse. As for Tallahassee and me being a Veteran; I'm proud of both. You were the one who brought up the Bible not me. I was born in Tampa anI did nothing heroic in Viet Nam but survive like many others did. If you think I am ringing my own bell then you think what you want, but I'm not. "dixieboy" is a word that most people resent now a days more than me talking about the Dead that I processed and handled as an Officer in Graves Registration in Northern I Corp. Any chance I get to talk about our Fallen Soldiers I will.
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    Not that it is to please you, But My mothers name was Dixie. Only YOU with your little mind could make it out to be some kind of racial slur. So if you don't like it to bad. The bible has to do with people like you who want to come running crying someone did something wrong. In this case said a bad word. Usually Bible thumpers are the first ones there. Yet you can call posters " Idiots" So if he used the word "Friggin" you would probably be crying too.
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    wnb0395 My beef is not with Talib; I was using Raheem as an example that he himself needs to follow and restrain using the "F" so much. My brother has been on the sidelines from time to time and he thought Gruden was foul mouth, but he says that Morris is just as bad. Honestly i know the "F" is used, but i just hope we can restrain from using it so much. That's all I am saying.
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    Dixieboy, I apologize. That is wonderful that you honor your Mother like that. I forgot that women were named Dixie prior to the 1950's. You're right, I had a "little mind" when it came to that.
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    Let me just say this and I am not all knowing, but I will go by the" Media Book" Page 10 for the 11th Game of the NFL Season. Some of you should be ashamed with what you have said. Cussing Sucks! No one in the real world that is trying be above the norm accepts the cussing at the lower levels even though they say the words from time to time. The PR Report should be ashamed of what they have allowed in this article to be expressed by some of the idiots that "Soundoff". Maybe that is why they are at the level they are and will not go beyond. This is what the Buccaneer Family has to say to idiots: "IN THE CLASSROOM This year second year head coach Rahaeem Morris is enhancing his Be the Ultimate Character Student (BUCS) Program. This program is an initiative designed to teach students lessons on education and athletiics as they relate to leadership, determination, and character. throughout the regular season, students from Hillsborough and Pinellass counties, are recorded asking Morris opinion on a variet of on-and off- the field topics. The paticipating students, who are selected by school district officials based on academic effort and achievement, will then attend Buccaneers home game as Morris '"special guest' in ' Raheems Dreams' ticket program. On the Monday following each home game, Morris will answer the student's questions via podcast, utiliizing his own coaching experiences to relate messages about perseverance, integrity, commitment and, ultimately, the importance of making the most of one's educational opportunities." "Morris knows the imortance of education: Growing up as a young man, education was so much more important in my parents eyes than sports was, and that was a big part of who I am today. said Morris, who wasn't allowed to participate in varsity sports until he had improved his grades to the level set by his father. We want these kids to have the ability to realize their full potential as students and be committed to it. I think it's a great opportunity to reach them and we're really fired up about it" . so do some of you really think that cussing is okay?
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    this is the part of Soundoff that is not good because one can not start witha comment and then give a quote without it all running together. I hope you see where it starts and end. Go Bucs! One win at a time! Please lets all try to be civil.
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    Are you serious Horse? Did you not see that the official RESPONDED with an expletive? The Ref knew it was a terrible call and REFUSED to even TRY to explain it. At any rate, I'm not going to blame the loss on one bad call. The Buccaneers could have played better, and they will. Plain and simple.
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    psymun, jongruden,BucFlava813; Go "F###" yourself. You bunch of mother "F###er'#"!. You are "F###"ing idiots, you stupid "f###"ing morans. So how did the "F" word feel? Please , we can disagree on some things, but to just cuss and use the "F" words doesn't help at all. Oh Yeah "F###" you! Go Bucs! One win at a time1 I hope most of you realize that I am just mocking some of the idiots on our "Soundoff".
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    Yeah, I saw it, but do we do the same? We should have beaten them if our O-Line could have done just a little better and given Josh or our RB's that little bit of more extra time. Baltimore played good as we figured and oh yes the ref's sucked! We still and should have won the game if our O-Line could have givenJosh just a 1/2 second more to see and throw to his receivers. I am telling you that Faine is the main cause of the line and Zuttah had to fill in for Joseph or Zuttah would have replaced Faine.
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    cussing in football I'm shocked! So what most people in sports cuss it's no big deal, last time I checked there are no kids or clergymen on the football field.
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    Yea and he should change everybodies diaper and burp them to right? gimme a break this is a grown mans game.. nobody can hear them down on the field they can talk however they want. Apparently the ref cursed as well... so its not a big deal
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    Hey Coach; I have an idea? You and others don't use the "F" word. Wouldn't that resolve it all?
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    How bout this ......I better not but FU
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