Joe Maddon Wears Football Helmet: Tampa Bay Rays Manager Roots For Buccaneers (VIDEO)

08/22/2011 04:49 pm ET | Updated Oct 22, 2011

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Raheem Morris dawned a Rays uniform in the Spring to guest manage the team, now Joe Maddon is returning the favor, although in a slightly more bizarre manner.

Maddon appeared before reporters on Thursday wearing a Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet in support of "Rah," which apparently is his nickname for the Buccaneers head coach. He sold the character well, with Rays bench coach Dave Martinez even bringing him a Gatorade midway through the interview.

The solidarity amongst the coaches is nice to see, even if it's displayed in a slightly unorthodox manner.

The coaching duo may need to amp up the support in the coming months though. The Buccaneers have not made the playoffs in three years and the Rays are currently 7.5 games behind the Red Sox for a Wild Card playoff birth.