Buccaneers’ coach not giving up on the season



TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris is not giving up on the season despite a five-game losing streak that has all but ended any playoff hopes.

Morris says “we remain committed to growing as a football team.”

Tampa Bay dropped to 4-7 following Sunday’s 23-17 loss at Tennessee.

The coach says he doesn’t think the mentality of this team is ever going to change. He says a bunch of guys are playing with pride.

Morris says the players are “not done playing, and we’re not done coaching. We’ll keep going out there and keep giving it our best effort. I don’t see any quit in these guys.”

Tampa Bay cornerback Aqib Talib calls the long skid “the most frustrating thing that can happen to a football team.”

The Buccaneers host Carolina Sunday.