Raheem’s A True Chucky Disciple

July 14th, 2010

Watching the final BSPN video feature on Chucky coaching local high school football in Tampa reminded Joe that Raheem The Dream has taken an awful lot from his coaching mentor.

Raheem The Dream doesn’t talk much about “Coach Gru,” but he always speaks of him in the highest regard publicly. And, heck, he brought back Chucky’s playbook in a big way after flushing Jeff Jagodzinski.

After losing their recent spring game, Chucky told his downtrodden high school charges that they needed savor their misery. “When you’re hot. When you’re sore. When you’re exhausted. Those are the times that you gotta love. That’s what I miss most about football. It’s time like this.  You gotta love misery,” Chucky said.

Last year at training camp, Raheem The Dream said players need to “learn to love to be miserable.” 

On who’s standing out [for their toughness] at practice, The Dream was quick to answer.

“Our O-line … John Gilmore, when he steps in there he’s angry. He’s violent. … Tanard Phillips, Jermaine Phillips. … You see Geno Hayes stepping up his demeanor. …Antonio Bryant not avoiding tackles in practice. …Roy Miller is tough, physical. Done everthing we’ve asked.”

And The Dream fired a shot at fourth round pick Kyle Moore out of the University of Southern California. He said Moore has not been consistent with his effort in the heat on a daily basis. “I tell him. ‘You have to learn to love to be miserable,’” The Dream said.

First, Joe finds it interesting in this 2009 quote that Raheem The Dream cited Antonio Bryant as a tenacious player in practice.

That aside, let’s not forget that Raheem The Dream is a true Chucky disciple.

Enjoy the Chucky video. His misery speech to the kids is at the end.

11 Responses to “Raheem’s A True Chucky Disciple”

  1. Sgw94 Says:

    They got that from Rod Marinelli just FYI

  2. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Let’s pray Raheem got a lot more from Marinelli for this young D-line

  3. tampa2 Says:

    As I said in another blog, Maybe Raheem should watch a few of these video’s of Gruden. He might learn something!
    Now, if the Bucs would hire some of those cheerleaders like they had in the movie “The replacements”, I might purchase tickets once again.

  4. eric Says:

    Dang, I am miserable all the time, and never appreciated the benefits!

  5. JDouble Says:

    Maybe Gruden got the “misery” line from Rah….ever consider that?

  6. oar Says:

    JDouble, Highly doubtful!

    Tampa2, We might win an extra game with Cheerleaders like that.
    “That girl was smacking the other girl on the a–!” or “Is lap dancing a style?”

  7. Not a Rocket Surgeon Says:

    I thought Gruden was the Oline coach?… Looks to me like he’s coaching the team? Did something change?

    This is a great exercise for Gruden to remove the four letter words from his vocabulary…

    Misery loves company.

  8. JoeBucsSteveCampbell Says:

    His kid is a tough little S.O.B.

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    They got burned a couple times on defense. It was reminiscent of Jon’s last 4 games with the Bucs. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    What a treat for the Kids. They’ll see massive improvement over time. Not everyone can be a star, but the smart ones could become great coaches one day. Learn it right, learn from the best, what more can you ask for.

  10. mpmalloy Says:

    Do you know why I like Gruden?

    Because most of those kids are going to have a burning desire to become better football players. Their first thought will be,”I’ve got to get better.” It’s pure inspiration…..When they finally do succeed the endorphins will flow and they’ll be happier than they knew they could be. That’s capitalism. That’s taking responsibility for yourself. That’s learning to be a success and what it requires and how to do it.

  11. tampa2 Says:

    I think this Bucs could use a little more lap dancing and a little less chest bumping. Makes for better entertainment! Three hours of a$$ slapping lap dancing fun would sure offset the misery of watching the Raheem the Dream show this year!