Rudy Gay: "Everybody has to be accountable"
Old 02-26-2013, 09:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know a few of you have a problem with the lack of accountability on this team, so I share this with you..

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Casey raved about the way Rudy Gay has embraced a leadership role within the team since being acquired from Memphis. According to Casey, Gay stepped up in practice Tuesday and spoke to his teammates about how tough it is to win in this league, citing his experience with the Grizzlies. Although the coach acknowledged how difficult it can be to step into a leadership role with a new team midway through the season, he insisted that it's been a natural transition for Gay, who commands respect based on his accomplishments.




Coming from a program in Memphis that struggled during his first three seasons in the league a sub .500 team each year Gay is familiar with the building process that this Raptors franchise has been entrenched in. That Grizzlies squad improved in each of the six-plus seasons that Gay spent there, making the playoffs in the final two and the Raptors' forward was a big part of that transformation.

"It's not easy being good. It takes a while. It takes people stepping up and actually being that vocal leader and you have to do that, you have to have somebody. This is a relatively young team but we need people to really be professionals and everybody has to be accountable."
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With all that being said, I think the first person who has to be held accountable is Mr.Gay himself. His play since being acquired has been very inconsistent and inefficient.
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With all that being said, I think the first person who has to be held accountable is Mr.Gay himself. His play since being acquired has been very inconsistent and inefficient.
Agree he had some very shitty games lately.. if your shots are not falling pass the ball or drive it to the rim!
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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this is always nice to hear
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Agree he had some very shitty games lately.. if your shots are not falling pass the ball or drive it to the rim!
to be fair he hasn't gotten any calls in his tenure in tdot. I don't know about his tenure in memphis, but here, every time he drives the refs swallow their whistles
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to be fair he hasn't gotten any calls in his tenure in tdot. I don't know about his tenure in memphis, but here, every time he drives the refs swallow their whistles
that's an excuse. He's been chucking. I like Gay, but let's not dismiss his poor shooting as bad calls.
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because every time he misses he glares at them
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to be fair he hasn't gotten any calls in his tenure in tdot. I don't know about his tenure in memphis, but here, every time he drives the refs swallow their whistles
its not even about getting the calls, the fact that you're driving at least puts the impression on the fans and your teammates that you are trying your hardest to get the "closest" shot and therefore better percentage shot possible, it sets the offensive flow for the you and the rest of your team, especially when you are the focal point on offense, even if your drive doesn't fall or you're not getting the call

distance jump shots just screams of settling and letting the opponent defense off easy as well as the refs

drive generally means better shot and potential foul
jump shot means little to no chance of a foul
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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maybe gay should have waited to have a game shooting over .500 before talking about accountability

we'll see how they fare the rest of the week, talk is cheap.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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its not even about getting the calls, the fact that you're driving at least puts the impression on the fans and your teammates that you are trying your hardest to get the "closest" shot and therefore better percentage shot possible, it sets the offensive flow for the you and the rest of your team, especially when you are the focal point on offense, even if your drive doesn't fall or you're not getting the call

distance jump shots just screams of settling and letting the opponent defense off easy as well as the refs

drive generally means better shot and potential foul
jump shot means little to no chance of a foul
Yep.

He's still shooting 4 treys a game.... which is about 3 too many.
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He needs to shoot it better
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Did you guys really expect him to say anything different? Every player can say this. It's said all the time by every team.


Not saying they haven't or won't be doing that.....but talk is cheap.
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Accountability does not equal good games.

Gay has come out and said he neess to be better . That is holding himself accountable.
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Gay proving that it's all "bla bla bla" and that players are blind to their own faults.

How about the next time you know you're shooting like shit and you get double-teamed you pass the ball?

I wish Casey would yank some of these guys and yell at them to change their bad habits. Casey needs to emulate Popovich.
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Gay proving that it's all "bla bla bla" and that players are blind to their own faults.

How about the next time you know you're shooting like shit and you get double-teamed you pass the ball?

I wish Casey would yank some of these guys and yell at them to change their bad habits. Casey needs to emulate Popovich.
I really would hope it's not just up to the players, especially on a young team, to figure out what they need to improve on or do better. Seems like we sorely lack some veteran leadership that understands what it takes to run a cohesive winning culture.
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talk is cheap.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:08 AM   #17 (permalink)
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How is this any different than the BS already said? He says people need to be held accountable and yet we see no evidence of that. Until I see some action by Casey and not this crap, then I'll respect him. Besides if we're taking about accountability Casey should be pointing the finger at himself.
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With all that being said, I think the first person who has to be held accountable is Mr.Gay himself. His play since being acquired has been very inconsistent and inefficient.
Although this is true, the guy has also won us 3-4 games singlehandedly....
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Wow, reading these posts it feels like you guys are mad at Gay, and are angry at what he said... why?
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:42 PM   #20 (permalink)
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yeah, hes taking intiative, respect it and dont say "talk is cheap" 7-4 for a below .500 team is nice
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