Daily Bucs Links 7/11/11 - Greatest Scoring Play Ever, Talib Needs To Focus On Football

Greatest point ever: Ronde Barber's NFC title game interception tops list of Tampa Bay Bucs' greatest scoring plays - St. Petersburg Times
The St. Petersburg Times ranked the top scoring plays in Bucs' history. And the top scoring play is obvious: Ronde Barber's pick-six in Philadelphia in the 2002 NFC Championship Game. No other play comes close. 

Tampa Bay Bucs' Ronde Barber to Aqib Talib: Make football sole focus - St. Petersburg Times
Ronde Barber sees Aqib Talib spending much of his offseason in Texas, and wants him to come back to Tampa. Dedicating his life to football could keep him out of trouble, but Talib has to want to do that, and it does mean leaving friends and family. 

Stalemate arises over rookie wage scale | ProFootballTalk
The rookie wage scale is turning into the main sticking point in the labor negotiations. It may not look like it, but this is good news: it means they've gotten past the big point of the revenue split. 

NFL.com news: Rookie salary system a major discussion point as talks roll on
Albert Breer provides some detail on why this is a sticking point. 

Breaking down the safeties: Tampa Bay - NFC South Blog - ESPN
ESPN's Scouts Inc. looks at the Bucs safeties. If Tanard Jackson returns in shape, they see this as the best group of the division. 

Black Keeps Options Open, But Tampa Is Home | Pewter Report
Quincy Black talks about his options in free agency and what he's learned from the workouts. 

Video: Josh Freeman talks about the Nike 7ON tournament, reviews Tampa Bay’s 2010 season - Shutdown Corner 
Not too interesting, but it's a video of Josh Freeman answering some generic questiosn. 

PR Predicts: LB Adam Hayward | Pewter Report
Pewter Report sees Adam Hayward returning to the Bucs. I think his value as a veteran backup will make them re-sign him as well. 

McCoy raised to be a leader | TBO.com
Another day, another story about a Buccaneer being a leader. 

Houston Texans GM Rick Smith reveals how NFL lockout is taxing front offices - NFL - SI.com
Rick Smith takes over for Peter King, and offers an interesting look at how his front office has had to change its way of doing  business because of the lockout. 

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Always worth a read, the NFP's Sunday Blitz talks assistant head coaches today. 

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