Tampa Bay Bucs linebacker Barrett Ruud believes he'll do fine in free agency - St. Petersburg Times
Barrett Ruud seems worried about the lockout, but not about his value in free agency. I can't disagree with that. Despite his faults he's still a very consistent and smart linebacker, and a team like the Giants will give up a significant amount of money to get someone like him. That's a big reason why I don't think he'll be back to play for the Bucs next year: I don't think the Bucs are willing to give him that premium contract.
ProFootballWeekly.com - Pursuing Asomugha makes sense for Bucs
Pro Football Weekly argues that the Bucs should pursue Nnamdi Asomugha. I can't really disagree with him, though pursuing the top free agent on the market doesn't represent the greatest value for the Bucs.
Assistants and agents caught in the crossfire - The Boston Globe
This isn't related to the Bucs, but it's a relevant read nonetheless. While the current labor dispute is an owner-player dispute, the agents and assistants are hurt in the dispute as well. Agents are obviously not getting much business done, and many team employees are seeing their salaries slashed in this lockout.
Bucs Report -Tribune staff: NFL lockout could throw off timing - from TBO.com Sports
The Tampa Tribune talks to Ron Jaworski about the effect the lockout will have on quarterbacks.
NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
The Sunday Blitz is always a good read. It isn't that informative this week, though. It mostly talks about John Elway's evolution as a GM.
JoeBucsFan.com " Blog Archive " Dear Josh: Make The Workouts Public - Tampa Bay Bucs Football
JoeBucsFan urges Josh Freeman to make his workouts public. I don't know if I agree with that, tough. While the Bucs need to increase their profile and get more butts in the stadium, the first question should always be 'Will this help us win games?'