You gotta hand it to Raheem Morris, head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He's got his eye on the problem, he's got it figured out. He KNOWS why his team is ZERO for six this season.
"We just need to play better," says Morris.
This Raheem Morris is in the wrong profession. He should be a detective. He's a regular Dick Tracy.
No one in the vast recesses of Tampa Bay could have figured that one out.
What a novel idea! Let's just have the Buccaneers play better.
That will solve all of their problems. It's that easy.
Or is it?
Morris has become a broken record at his Monday, post-apocalyptic press conferences.
There were lots of good things happening on Sunday. "People are growing," Morris says of some of his players. "That's encouraging. So many good things happen."
Nothing good happened to his team during the final 8:33 of the 28-21 loss to Carolina.
This game was there for the Buccaneers to win. There was just one little detail. No one, no one on the defense could stop the Panthers from running the football right down the weary throats of the Buccaneers.
Jonthan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams took turns abusing the helpless Buc defense that saw Carolina put together a 16-play drive that ate up almost the entire 8:33. All that was left for the Bucs once the Panthers scored, were 29 futile seconds.
Not even Dick Tracy could figure out what to do after that.
What Dick Tracy, er, Raheem Morris, needs to figure out next is how NOT to get blown out by the New England Patriots next Sunday in Wembley Stadium over in jolly old England.
"Bill Belichick isn't going to take it easy on us," Morris predicted.
Right on, Dick Tracy.
"He's licking his chops," said Tracy, er, Morris.
Is there no end to the insightfulness of the Buccaneer head coach?
Yes, the Patriots cannot wait. They warmed up by dropping 59 points on Tennessee in the Foxboro snow on Sunday.
Hopefully it won't snow in London.