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Raheem Morris Takes High Road, Ignores Derrick Ward's Comments

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Derrick Ward sounded off on the Buccaneers earlier in the week, saying that organization doesn’t care about winning. There’s no denying that the Buccaneers have one of the youngest rosters and lowest payrolls, but it’s an insult to the coaches, players, and every last staff member that worked hard last year. Raheem Morris took the high road after hearing of Ward’s comments. He simply wished him the best with his current team, the Houston Texans, and reiterated that he was busy worrying about this Sunday’s game.

“We don’t want to talk about players that have nothing to do with the game this week,‘’ Morris said. "We’re not going to comment about guys who are no longer here. I just wish Derrick Ward the best.’’

Ward also criticized the offensive line in his bitter rant. He said he enjoyed playing for “a team that actually wants to block for their running backs.”

That didn’t sit too well for some of the Bucs’ offensive linemen.

“It’s unfortunate he feels that way,‘’ Faine said. "Personally, as an offensive line we have a job to do. Most of the time, I don’t even know who’s back there. He’s still a friend of mine, but we didn’t block any differently for Derrick Ward.’’

May this Bye Week be over with already!

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