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Raheem Morris Doesn't Want To Hear About Low Expectations

Yes, the Tampa Bay Bucacneers are one of the NFL’s youngest and least experienced teams. And yes, the Bucs are coming off a season in which they won just three games under first year head coach Raheem Morris. But that doesn’t mean that Morris is willing to accept a dismal fate for his team in 2010. Just two days before his team’s second preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Morris reiterated that he believes that his young group can make big strides and be competitive each week:

“Last year doesn’t matter right now. We’re 0-0,” Morris said, adding that dwelling on 2009 does about as much good as pointing out the 2002 Bucs won the Super Bowl.

“You can’t go back and dig up a championship, just like you can’t dig up a bad season. The message that I give these guys is we’re getting ready to get in the starting blocks … and it’s a race to 10 wins for the whole league. Once you get there, you give yourself a chance to get into postseason play.”

Hey, it may be a longshot to think about playoffs for this year’s squad, but like Morris said, everybody’s 0-0 and in the hunt for now.

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