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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fear the Heat on Sunday?

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer ISeptember 10, 2010

Raheem Morris has proposed this site for Buccaneer training camp.
Raheem Morris has proposed this site for Buccaneer training camp.Jed Leicester/Getty Images

This just in:

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris, after enjoying the air-conditioned environs of Tropicana Field, has announced that next summer's training camp will move to Alaska.

No, not really, but after Raheem declared a while back that his troops need to "embrace the heat," one has to wonder aloud if it's all a facade.

Morris moved the Thursday Buccaneer practice to Tropicana Field, home of the Rays, to "get out of the heat."

You have got to be kidding me.

"Pussified," is how former Buccaneer Ian Beckles described the move Friday on 620 WDAE.

Ian's right on. He survived the three-a-days from the Ray Perkins era.

This has got to be disconcerting.

Let's face it, a lot of these fellas have never gone three-plus hours on the field, in the heat of a September afternoon in Raymond James. You have to wonder if some will make it the entire game against Cleveland.

Still scratching my head over this, and it just goes to show that Morris is a constant contradiction of himself.

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The heat shouldn't bother these young guys. It just shouldn't.

Now, perhaps it's just too much concern about nothing. But something just doesn't seem right about this.

A win on Sunday will make it just another passing fancy.

But what happens if they don't?