Adversity is something that every professional will face in their career, whether or not they learn from it is another story. Some players choose to face adversity and overcome it, some choose to ignore adversity and cower beneath it. But what the Buccaneers have faced this season is not just any ordinary adversity that an NFL team must face. Instead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have faced an eight game losing streak, and a constant barrage of questions as to whether or not their head coach, Raheem Morris will be fired.
But even through these rough times the Buccaneers head coach still feels positive about his job and also said this on Friday while talking to reporters, old in the NFL, “You’ve got to learn through adversity. And what we’ve been able to do the last few weeks is shore up some issues. We’ve been able to get together and talk about some core beliefs. We’ve been able to actually go out there and play some situational football and get young players involved.You can’t feel sorry for yourselves that you’re not going to the playoffs. You can’t go, ‘Oh woe is me’ and this stuff doesn’t matter. Everything matters because this stuff is going to come up again, and you’ve got to be ready to deal and win these football games and put yourself in a position to win. All this stuff is big-time lessons for us, big-time lessons for our football team.”
Even though adversity may be good for some of the Buccaneers rookies looking towards the future, it is not something that Bucs fans want to hear about while in the midst of an eight game losing streak. What can cure this whole facing adversity thing is if the Buccaneers can finally learn to win again. Facing adversity may be nice, but winning football games beats the hell out of it on any day.
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