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Williams says Morris deserves to return as Bucs head coach

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Published:   |   Updated: March 24, 2013 at 12:29 AM
TAMPA -

It probably doesn't come as much of a surprise, but the core members of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to fall in line in support of Coach Raheem Morris coming back next year.

The latest to jump on that bandwagon is running back Cadillac Williams, who said Morris's greatest achievement may have been keeping the Bucs together through those miserable first three quarters of the season.

"I think Raheem and his staff, they do deserve another year because there's been a lot of scrutiny and a lot of things have happened, but with Josh (Freeman) coming on and other guys stepping up they have definitely pulled things together,'' Williams said. "I think if they come back they'll do a fantastic job.''

Williams even seemed to throw his support behind offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who has often been mentioned as a possible fall-guy should Morris be retained.

Olson took over the offense just before the start of the season, but it wasn't until just recently that it began to produce yards and points on a consistent basis.

Williams said some key changes that Olson began implementing a few weeks ago, particularly to the running game, are the reason the Bucs offense has suddenly been more productive.

"We've mixed up the zone-blocking scheme with a lot of power and counter things and that man-blocking and double-team stuff has helped us a lot. It's a lot better than just being a straight zone team.''

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