Daily Bucs Links 7/16/11 - Labor deal as good as done?

NFL.com news: Players, owners reach agreement on economics of deal
This is the big one: the deal is nearly done, as the economics have been agreed upon. The only real stumbling blocks left are supposedly the settlement details, and issues related to safety. Note that the right of first refusal for free agents will not be in place, but teams will get a 72-hour period to re-sign their own free agents. 

Players' secret fund could have sparked NFL lockout talks - Jim Trotter - SI.com
According to Jim Trotter, the players showing that they had literal lockout insurance at $200,000 per player got a deal done. It seems a bit unlikely that that really was the final spark, though. 

Sense of urgency has arrived | National Football Post
Andrew Brandt analyzes the movement these past days. 

NFL lockout: Retired players feel they have been shortchanged during labor negotiations | NJ.com
Of course, no negotiation is complete without a sudden negative turn. The retired players want to have a bigger say in the negotiations. At this point the owners and players appear to have set aside a chunk of money that will go to the retirees, but will decide after the lockout ends how it will be put to use. 

NFL players, owners hit another stumbling block - BostonHerald.com
And then, suddenly, Ron Borges claims that the deal is really far away because owners aren't budging on offseason and in-season practices, and other safety-related issues. Of course, this flies in the face of what everyone else is saying. I don't buy that this is going to be some huge problem. 

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ProFootballWeekly.com - Buccaneers are committed to OG Joseph
PFW comes out and says what we all have known for ages. 

Once NFL labor deal is done, Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik is off and running with full schedule - St. Petersburg Times
Gary Shelton writes a humorous piece on Mark Dominik's first day in the office after the lockout ends. 

Bucs 2004 NFL Draft Review | Pewter Report
PR reviews the 2004 draft and comes to the conclusion that the Bucs did a terrible job. What else is new?

Will lockout impact quality of play? - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Pat Yasinskas doubts it will affect the quality of play much. I think it will, but I don't think it'll be really noticeable. 

Vision Mobile Makes Summer Stops in Polk County | Buccaneers.com
More charity works from the Bucs, this time making sure everyone who needs glasses, gets them. 

Representing An Era | Buccaneers.com
The Bucs' official story on Jimmie Giles' induction. 

[Video] Buccaneers Insider, 7/13 | Buccaneers.com
Video of Jimmie Giles' press conference and several people speaking on his induction. 

[Video] Breakdown with Jimmy Lake-Pt. 2-Cody Grimm | Buccaneers.com
Another interesting video of Jimmy Lake breaking down one of the Bucs' defensive plays. 

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