No Fear Of Penn Getting Fat

July 31st, 2010

The media throng gathered before a smiley Raheem The Dream this afternoon hit the head coach with a question about Donald Penn’s waistline.

After all, fat seemed to be a huge part of the ugly public negotiating tactics earlier this summer.

It was a pointed and appropriate query. The reporter essentially asked Raheem The Dream if he had concerns about Penn’s weight skyrocketing now that he has a fat new contract.

“You know I don’t, because I know the man’s character. You know, if he had weight gain, and when he did have weight gain, he’ll put it under control. And that’s what he’s been working on. That’s what he’s been doing this whole time,” Raheem The Dream said. “So, for me, it’s more about how much he cares about his teammates and how much he cares about actually playing. He’s got a big weight lifted off his chest. There’s two ways to look at that story. He’s got a weight lifted off his chest. His family’s secure. He knows he can be secure. He’s knows he’s going to be here. There’s no ‘what if’ anymore. He’s a Buccaneer. And hopefully, he’s a lifelong Buccaneer. So, you can look at that thing either way. You know, there’s different guys that get money, they turn it down and they do different things. But we don’t believe that or we wouldn’t have gave Donald Penn the kind of money that we gave him or the contract that we did give him.”

(Translation: Raheem The Dream says he’s not worried because Penn cares.) It almost sounded to Joe like Penn might not have a weight clause in his deal.

Joe couldn’t care less. Hopefully, Penn will keep it under 330 and go out and dominate.

One Response to “No Fear Of Penn Getting Fat”

  1. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    Glad to hear that Raheem’s not worried about Penn going on some kind of Triple Whopper bindge.