Thursday, September 24, 2009
Del Rio: Understanding fans' 'frustration or elation'
By Paul Kuharsky
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Via Michael C. Wright’s Twitter account (@jagsreporter), here’s what Jack Del Rio said on David Lamm’s show on 1010 XL in Jacksonville that’s sure to get some people’s attention:
"I don’t really care to understand the fans’ frustration or elation, whichever it is."
Wright then said: “Couldn't believe he said it. Think he realized what he said & tried to temper it. I wouldn't be fair if I don't include all”
And so he continued in several more tweets to share the rest of Del Rio’s thoughts on the topic:
"I know that both come. You win, they love you, there’s elation. You lose, you’re terrible, you’re the worst, you’re a bum.
"I understand all that. That’s not part of what I really spend time worrying about or considering.
"For the most part, the die-hard, the solid fan is gonna be there supporting the team.
"The guys who are kind of fair-weather fans will jump on when things start rolling good.
“Right now, they’re not. So that’s not where I look for my support.”
What do Jaguars fans think about that?
UPDATE: Here's a link to the audio. The section in question is at about the 9:10 mark. The question that follows about Marcedes Lewis' pursuit on the blocked field goal is interesting too.