Raheem Says It’s Fair To Criticize Sabby The GoatAugust 11th, 2010
Time to man up, Sabby.
That was the message Raheem The Dream delivered to the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig, during a live interview on WDAE-AM 620 on Tuesday afternoon.
Duemig asked the head coach whether it is fair to heap criticism on Sabby The Goat, considering he’s a relatively young player in a tough system to master.
Raheem The Dream said it’s not only fair but Sabby The Goat needs to hear the criticism and take it seriously.
“No. I wouldn’t say it’s unfair. In this game we’re all criticized. I’m sure last year I’d be criticized for some of my coaching decisions. But as a man, you know it’s just up to you to get better. So Sabby’s got to take that stuff to heart and come back this year and prepare to get better, ” he said.
Raheem The Dream likened Sabby The Goat’s situation to Jermaine Phillips’s when he struggled before his breakout season at strong safety in 2007.
“I see no difference in Sabby [compared to Phillips] in what his approach has to be. You can sit around and you can sulk. You can worry about who’s talking to you. Or you can choose a different route,” Raheem The Dream said. “You can go out there and learn to love to be miserable, as Rod Marinelli used to say. And go out there and play your game and be your best self.”
While it’s quite rare for a farmer or a petting zoo operator to lasso a goat, Joe suspects No. 21 is on a very short leash.