On the eve of the day that NFL teams must trim their rosters down to 53 men, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Moriss talked about just how difficult this aspect of his job is.
"Today is the tough day and we have to go make decisions here in a bit," Morris said. "It’s a positive thing that the cuts and the roster moves will be difficult. That means that we are getting better and we are going in the right direction."
Morris isn’t forced to make the personnel decisions alone of course. General manager Mark Dominik, offensive coordinator Greg Olson and assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia all are part of the decision making process. What are they looking for first and foremost when evaluating the players on the fringe?
"Keep the 53 most physical football players," Morris said. "You can’t let numbers get completely out of whack because you get in trouble and you start to run out of players or you start to get into those injury issues."
Stay tuned here and at Bucs Nation for more roster cuts updates as they become available.