Support Not Coming “From The Average Fan”July 25th, 2010
Raheem The Dream is back talking to the media again, as the MSM revs up for the start of training camp on Saturday. (Joe, conversely, is revved up 24/7 in a never ending quest to serve JoeBucsFan.com readers.)
Good guy Anwar Richardson, part of the Bucs beat team at The Tampa Tribune, caught up with Raheem The Dream and seemingly asked him a pointed question about fan support for his young squad coming off a putrid season.
Raheem The Dream delivered one of his trademark nearly non-sensical answers.
With only one week of training camp open to the public this year, Morris is not concerned about Bucs fans jumping off the bandwagon. Instead, he plans to use last year’s struggles as motivation for his players and to regain fan support.
“The support is not going to come from the average fan. The support is going to come from the Buccaneer lover,” Morris said. “The 3-13 will help us thrive. The 3-13 is what’s going to make us. The 3-13 is what we’re going to look at, set examples for, and go out and really punish people for it.”
Joe loves Raheemspeak season almost as much as he loves football season.
So what’s the head coach trying to say, that the average Bucs fan won’t get that the Bucs are rebuilding with a bunch of talented, unproven guys and therefore won’t support the team?
Hey, Rah, take Joe’s advice, when you’re inevitably asked about fan support again, try sticking with a response that explains how you know fans will support this team once they see how violent, talented and dynamic it is on both sides of the ball. Or talk about how the support will come quickly because you’re going to win more games and fans will quickly see that this team is way more mature and intense than it was last year, from the head coach to the guys at the end of the bench.
And there’s always the other option, Rah, just stop talking.