Daily Bucs Links 7/8/11 - Labor Negotiations Continue, John Mackey Passed Away

NFL lockout: Full preseason is in growing jeopardy - The Washington Post
The Washington Post reports on the lockout. Despite the title, they sound optimistic that deal could get done today or early next week. 

Bucs' Opinions Vary On Lockout, Smith And Goodell's Interaction At IMG | Pewter Report
Pewter Report decided to ask players to read the tea leaves about Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith appearing at IMG. None of them really knew what was up. 

NFL.com news: Hall of Fame TE Mackey, who led Colts in 1960s, dies at 69
One of the all-time greats and a revolutionary player passed away yesterday: the Colts' John Mackey. He was perhaps the first tight ends to actually catch passes and run deep routes. In addition to that, he served as the first president of the NFLPA. 

Breaking down the safeties: Tampa Bay - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. looks at the Bucs' safeties. 

NFL stars Marshawn Lynch and Josh Johnson form Oakland foundation | San Francisco Business Times
Bucs QB Josh Johnson has paired up with his cousin, Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch, to start a foundation in Oakland aimed at helping at-risk youth. 

NFL.com Blogs | Blog Archive La Canfora: New CBA could make Asomugha a Buc - h/t Bucstats
Jason La Canfora notes why Nnamdi Asomugha could be a Buccaneer. 

JoeBucsFan.com | Buccaneers: Florida’s Favorite Team
Apparently, according to some poll, the Bucs are the best-liked sports team in Florida. 

NFL owners can learn from Mark Cuban | National Football Post
Player Agent Jack Bechta argues that owners should be more like Mark Cuban: willing to do whatever it takes to win. 

NFL.com news: Asomugha is a star, but suitors have reason to be worried
Bucky Brooks argues that Asomugha is not as good as he seems. I disagree with basically every one of Bucky's arguments. 

2011 Camp Check: Offensive Line | Buccaneers.com
The Bucs' website examines the state of the offensive line. 

Tampa Bay Bucs tackle James Lee lifts spirits of longtime fan battling blood cancer - St. Petersburg Times
Another feel-good story about a Buccaneer. This time, James Lee takes the spotlight as he helps one fan suffering from cancer. James Lee is very actively involved in several different charities, and a real good guy on the Bucs' roster. 

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