Garcia’s Dad Speaks OutSeptember 27th, 2008
Joe might have apologized for missing this one, but it was buried in the obscure Gilroy Dispatch. And the MSM didn’t catch it, so we deserve a pass.
Bob Garcia, father of demoted Bucs quarterback Jeff Garcia and a renowned football coach in California’s garlic belt, writes a weekly blog for his hometown newspaper.
Asked about Jeff’s benching, dad dished out some tough love.
“That’s right. I said, ‘Hey, did you get paid on Monday.’ And he said, ‘Yeah.’ And I said, ‘Hey, what a great day!’ . Nobody died, we’re not going to a funeral. If That’s the worse thing that happened to you in (a day of) your life, you got it made. Go out there and do what you have to do.
He’s taking a different attitude, he’s looking forward to going to practice and being with his teammates and he’s ready to go to work. Everything in our family now, like I said, is going to be, ‘Let’s go. Stitch up that belt, and whatever happens, let’s go.’”
If Garcia really is the whiner some claim him to be, he didn’t learn that behavior from dad.