Thursday, June 3, 2010
Josh Johnson in Wildcat?
By Pat Yasinskas
TAMPA, Fla. –- From a media standpoint, Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris is the best coach in the NFC South.
Unlike Sean Payton, Mike Smith and John Fox who politely won’t tell you much about their football teams, Morris still is pretty open and honest as he heads toward his second season as a head coach.
After Thursday morning’s workout, Morris got on a roll about a couple of things.
First, he revealed that, even though Josh Freeman is the franchise quarterback, Josh Johnson still could get some playing time.
“Don’t be shocked if you see them playing together,’’ Morris said.
Morris then went on to say Johnson could be used in some Wildcat formations.
“(Johnson) is dynamic enough to do some of those type things,’’ Morris said.
Morris also was asked about cornerback Aqib Talib, who was spotted by the media doing some individual running after practice.
“It would never be his idea to go out there and run, I’m not going to kid you,’’ Morris said.
When asked if the extra running had anything to do with discipline because Talib has had some previous off-field issues, Morris said that wasn’t the case. He said Talib has had some past problems with hamstring injuries and the running is an attempt to improve his conditioning to guard against future injuries.
In other news, Morris said defensive tackle Brian Price, a second-round pick, has not been taking part in workouts. As part of an agreement between the NCAA and NFL, Price is not allowed to practice until UCLA has finished its semester.