No Plaid Jackets For RaheemSeptember 16th, 2010
The Bucs’ head coach says he’s going to stick with good old fashioned flying chest bumps to motivate his team.
There will be no Joe Maddonesque fashion statements, Raheem Morris explained earlier this week on the Buccaneers Radio Network.
A caller to the Raheem Morris Show on WDAE-AM 620 asked Morris whether he was planning any of the bizarre fashion statements the Rays manager uses as bonding exercises.
“I’ll start with Joe Maddon, man. That’s my guy, man. Joe comes up with some great ideas for his team,” Morris said. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a plaid jacket on before. But, you know, Joe Maddon is a great dude.
“Whatever I can give these guys as far as positive energy, which I get highly criticized about a lot of times with our chest bumps and stuff. But hey, that’s what my team feeds off of. That’s what I feed off of, and that’s how we’re going to plan to play.”
Joe really doesn’t care how Raheem motivates the Bucs, as long as they win.
If the Bucs can somehow squeeze a win out of Carolina on Sunday, Joe vows to chest bump the person nearest to him when the final whistle sounds. Hopefully, she’ll be a buxom blonde — just to cushion the blow, of course.