FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Varsity Numbers: Fourth-and-15
In this college column for Football Outsiders, Bill Connelly argues that the game is too big and fast for kickoffs to be a sensible part of the game. The risk for injury is too great. We've already seen efforts by the NFL to curb the damage done on kickoffs, and I wouldn't be surprised if in ten years time the kickoff has disappeared from football entirely.
Bucs Report -Tribune staff: Glazer offers encouraging words to anxious fans - from TBO.com Sports
It seems the Bucs' owners are optimistic about the labor situation resolving itself before any games are missed.
Seven NFL teams have had furloughs or cuts | Fox Sports Florida
Only seven teams have taken concrete steps to reduce employee pay. One of them is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, sadly, though the team has claimed it will repay any missed salary in case the season isn't shortened.
Larry Asante is holding a Faith and Football camp this weekend in Atlanta
The camp is accessible for ages 9-19. If you're interested, make sure to sign up.
[Video]Cheer Team Makeovers | Buccaneers.com
The Bucs' official website has a video up of the new cheerleaders getting makeovers.
2011 Camp Check: Quarterback | Buccaneers.com
And the same site takes an exhaustive look at the QB position going into training camp.
Bucs QB Freeman planning three-day minicamp | TBO.com
In case you missed this yesterday: Josh Freeman is planning to hold a three-day minicamp later this month, expecting about 45 players to show up. He also says the Bucs are right where they would be in a regular offseason, on offense at least.
Benn has incentive for camp to start - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Arrelious Benn is apparently the only player in the NFC South with a bonus for reporting to camp.
Baseball Can Be the Worst Thing to Happen to Some Guys, Whatever Their "Makeup" | Bleacher Report
An interesting piece about the culture in baseball, and how this changes people, written by the Tampa Bay Rays Dirk Hayhurst. While this piece is about baseball specifically, a lot of the points made transfer easily to football.