Flu Bug Kept Bucs From Practicing

November 3rd, 2009

A lot of eyebrows, Joe’s among them, were raised when Raheem the Dream gave his winless team so much time off on the bye week.

Hardasses, like Joe can be at times, believe a winless team should not be rewarded in any such way. If anything the whip needed to be cracked.

Throw in the fact that a rookie quarterback will be making his first start against a defense prone to release numerous complex zone blitzes not likely seen in the Big XII, Joe was perplexed.

But, as documented by the Mad Twitterer, Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times, the Bucs couldn’t practice because so many players got the flu on the return trip from London.

“We definitely felt better going to London, being over there, going how our owners recommended,” Morris said during his weekly radio show on 620-WDAE Monday. “Coming back it hits you when you wake up in the middle oif the night,. It was tougher to adjust coming back, especially fighting the bug that hit our plane. We had 15 or so guys that were unable to practice because of the bug that hit our plane.

“We were in a tube for eight hours with the ability to get sick.”

While Joe can understand that, Joe wonders why the rest of the squad couldn’t hang back and hit the film room, work out, whatever, do anything to improve? Was Freeman so ill he couldn’t throw passes to Sammie Stroughter or an otherwise healthy receiver at One Buc Palace?

Again, Joe has to qualify this as Joe is not privy to the NFLPA contract which may require X-amount of time off during a bye week.

6 Responses to “Flu Bug Kept Bucs From Practicing”

  1. Louie Says:

    That’s not the EXCUSE The Dream gave last week for not practicing. He should have used this excuse last week. I would have (foolishly) bought it. Morris needs to keep his mouth shut. He is constantly putting both feet in his mouth.

    I’m surprised he didn’t say “we didn’t practice last week because our plane crashed on the way back from London”. Oh yea, these dumb-a@@ fans will buy that!

  2. justin Says:

    Nflpa and the CBA require the by weeks and time off for players to rest and avoid injuries so they can’t pratice but they could watch film

  3. lightningbuc Says:

    Practice. Man, we talkin’ ’bout practice!

  4. Louie Says:

    So, the NFLPA and the CBA says teams can only practice 2.5 hours during the bye week? If that was the case, you’d think Morris would have used that as one of his several excuses.

    For all the talk about this Bucs team being violent and phsical, Morris isn’t doing what it takes for this team to be anything but a bunch of pussies.

  5. JK Says:

    I would get sick a lot if I played on the Bucs this year. As long as game checks aren’t effected. Who would want to practice everyday with the clown owners who pull the strings on this team.

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    I like the picture of the chick all hunkered down over the commode.