The problems continue to stack up for the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Raheem Morris can list them.
"Last week we were disappointed at the number of drops we had at receiver," Morris said. "Last week, we were obviously disappointed in our (offensive)-line protection. The week before we could (talk about) some of the things that the defense had done."
It's been that kind of season for the Bucs (0-5) and their first-year coach, who play host to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
"It is kind of a battle from within," Morris said. "I have to lead this team to where they want to go so we can go out and get things accomplished."
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The Bucs have quickly gone from an NFC contender to an afterthought. Their slide can be traced to a Monday night in Charlotte last season against the Panthers - nine regular-season games ago - when both teams were 9-3. Carolina won 38-23 and went on to the NFC South championship.
The Bucs haven't won since.
Their late fade of '08 led to the firing of coach Jon Gruden, who was replaced by Morris. At 32 and the NFL's youngest coach, he elected to start fresh: Among the players the Bucs released in the offseason were two of the franchise's gems - linebacker Derrick Brooks and running back Warrick Dunn.
Combine that roster churn with the fact Morris had never been a head coach on any level.
"It's been great," he said. "Every day I get the chance to lead men. No one is really tested when they are leading a great football team that already has the answers. Right now we have to figure the answers out on our own."
Morris turned 33 on the day he coached his first game - Sept. 3. It was a 34-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, and there is little evidence things have improved since.
Quarterback Byron Leftwich wasn't effective and has been benched in favor of Josh Johnson, who is in his second year. Last week, the Bucs were bedeviled by a series of dropped passes by their receivers, a key factor in their 33-14 loss against Philadelphia.
Things got so bad that the Bucs even released kicker Mike Nugent, who missed four of his six field-goal attempts.
All that, said tight end Kellen Winslow, is the season in a snap shot.
"That's really about it," Winslow said. "Just not executing. When that happens, you lose games."
There is hope for the Bucs. In Winslow, offensive guard Davin Joseph, safety Aqib Talib and linebacker Barrett Ruud, Tampa Bay has some solid young players to build a franchise around.
And they want to be there for their young coach, who continues to learn on the job.
"He's just like one of the players, but demands respect," Winslow said. "Everybody listens to him, follows his word, follows his coaching. He can talk to you like no other coach can that I've been around."
Morris did, however, ban the hip-hop music that the Bucs played during their practice warm-ups earlier this week.
"We really want to win for this guy and make it work for him and us," Winslow said. "We just haven't done that so far. We've let him down. We've let ourselves down."