The Blues brothers do not need the public backing of their boss to strengthen the bond within the panel and that's according to Jim Gavin himself.
Jim McGuinness suggested that Gavin's comments after the win against Westmeath, in which he criticised some of the media coverage of the Diarmuid Connolly affair, were used to "sharpen the sense of franternity" within the Dublin panel.
Despite the fact that they are chasing a historic third consecutive All-Ireland senior football title the former Donegal manager, writing in his Irish Times column, also expressed his belief that it would be used as a "cause" to motivate the team.
"Thankfully I don't need to work on that," Gavin told 98FM Sport at the Leinster Senior Football final press conference today.
"There's a great bond in that Dublin team. They get their motivation from representing their great city of Dublin. That is the big, big driver for them. And that's what they get great pride [from], representing the great support that we have.
"To see during the O'Byrne Cup even, National League and Championship games so far, the thousands of people that follow the team and the support that we get is just awe-inspiring for the players.
"Jim is entitled to his opinion. He's a fantastic coach. We're all delighted for him that he's doing so well in another sport. And as GAA men, we're obviously rooting for him that he does well and long may his success continue."
Gavin was not impressed with how the incident involving the linesman that led to Connolly's 12-week ban was covered and in particular by The Sunday Game panellists Pat Spillane and Colm O'Rourke.
Today it was put to the Round Towers club man if he felt there was an anti-Dublin agenda in the media and in the wider GAA community.
"I would hope not. There's some fantastic analysis out there and reporting on games. Obviously you want that subjectivity, you want people to express their opinions and express themselves.
"The reporting in the main is balanced but I don't really read too much into it. Once we play a game it's over. We have our own managing team, analysis team to review the games so we would obviously see it differently.
"Naturally enough, if you're not inside any team's tent you don't know what's actually going on, the culture that's there, the value set, the environment that's being created.
"All the opinions are expressed from the outside and I suppose the opinions that matter to me are the players and our supporters."