“We’ll Be Back With Eeyore”December 29th, 2011
Winnie the Pooh fans, like former Bucs tight end Dave Moore seems to be, are familiar with the constantly pessimistic donkey character Eeyore. He’s down. He’s blue. He’s perpetually in the dumps.
During The Donald Penn Show on WDAE-AM 620 Tuesday, Penn sounded so miserable about the state of the Bucs through the first segment of the show that Moore felt like he needed to shift gears a bit to cheer him up. It didn’t work, and heading into the first commercial break Moore said, “We’ll be back with Eeyore.”
Penn later attempted to explain how hard the losing streak has been on himself and other players. He called it a “learning season” that a young team will grow from, and Penn predicted there will be 100 percent attendance at the Bucs’ first offseason activity because players are so hungry to dive into righting the ship in 2012.
Penn also blasted himself for his last three games during which he said he made a couple of bad plays at the wrong time.
Penn did offer some glimmers of light. He had high praise for Kregg Lumpkin’s preparation and improvement, as well as Moises Madu, a guy Penn said caught his eye in training camp.