Haslett takes shots at Bucs

Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

One thing I always admired about Jim Haslett when he coached the New Orleans Saints was his willingness to truly say what was on his mind.

It sometimes got Haslett in trouble, but you have to appreciate his confidence and his honesty. Those qualities surfaced again as Haslett, now coaching the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League, took what seemed to be a few shots at the Buccaneers.

Talking about former Bucs kicker Matt Bryant, Haslett said "I don't understand why he's not still playing with the Bucs.''

Haslett continued with a few more shots.

"I think he's an excellent kicker, but there's a lot of things that go on in the NFL,'' Haslett said. "Why did the Rams trade Will Witherspoon? Why do you hire Raheem Morris? It's endless in the NFL right now. I'd like to have our team play a couple of those teams, to be honest with you.''