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Media Avoid Bucs Camp Because Media Is Tired Of Manufacturing Controversy

I'm really confused by this tweet from WDAE's Justin Pawlowski. (Click to embiggen.)

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So the media doesn't go to practice because there's no controversy? Well, who generates all that controversy? (Hint: the media.) Didn't we waste the last five years of the Jon Gruden era with petty media-driven controversy about the way he and Bruce Allen put their teams together? (You know, as if the Rich McKay "open a window and then take your shots before salary-cap hell arrives and you get out of Dodge in the middle of the season" method is the only acceptable way to build a football team.) And Justin is one of the rare exceptions to this rule, but doesn't he work for a radio station where it seems like their sole purpose is to stir up fake controversy and get people mad? How long has Steve Duemig been claiming the Bucs are about to be sold, is that almost 15 years now?

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Why do you need controversy to cover this team? They're a young, highly talented, enthusiastic team, with some burgeoning fan favorites and a charismatic head coach. People should be looking forward to seeing these guys play. They may not be true contenders, but this could be the most dynamic and exciting team the Bucs have ever put on the field, especially on offense. I haven't been this fired up to watch the Bucs play in at least a decade. Why isn't that enough? Why lie in wait to try and SportsCenter-ize this team with some trumped-up soap opera?

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Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.