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Daily Bucs Links 7/18/11 - Mason Foster hates rain, labor talks getting closer and closer and closer and closer

NFL Blog Blitz: Mason Foster Part 2
In part 2 of Jenna Laine's Mason Foster interview, he talks about the ridiculous training schedule he's following, and how he hates Seattle's rain. Really, he seems to have some sort of grudge against rain. 

Five questions facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - St. Petersburg Times
What the Bucs need to focus on once the lockout ends. news: Back at it: Owners, players will meet again Monday or Tuesday
The owners and players are expected to get a handshake deal done on Monday or Tuesday, as they work out the details of the settlement.

BUCPOWER.COM | Bucs have had leaders before but none like Josh
Paul Stewart of Bucs UK talks about Josh Freeman's unique leadership.

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NFC South Positional Rankings: Part Two - Defense And Punter - Canal Street Chronicles
The SB Nation site for the New Orleans Saints ranks the NFC South roster. 

NFC South Positional Rankings: Part One - Offense And Kicker - Canal Street Chronicles
And here's part two of that. 

Most Likely/Least Likely To Slump | Pewter Report
Pewter Report goes over sophomore slumps. Likely to slump: Legarrette Blount and Dezmon Briscoe. Least likely: everyone else. 

Economos Optimistic About Season | Pewter Report
The Bucs' long-snapper tweeted something positive about his rehab. So I guess the Bucs don't need to add a longsnapper. news: Bucs will welcome CB Talib to camp, wait for legal process
What it says in the link title. 

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
The NFP Sunday Blitz is always worth a read. This time it talks about Scott Pioli going to Iowa, and seeing Ricky Stanzi study game tape for hours on end. 

PR Predicts: LB Niko Koutouvides | Pewter Report
Pewter Report predicts Niko Koutouvides will not be re-signed. Koutouvides is a core special teamer, but he's not going to be on the field as a linebacker, so it wouldn't surprise me to see him leave. 

FP - Referee Annual Meetings Always Interesting: New Rules and Clarifications
Cris Collinsworth talks about the referee meeting he went to recently. 

ESPN Analyst Matt Williamson Part I | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Matt Waldman interviews Matt Williamson about scouting players and the difference between working as an NFL scout and for ESPN. 

Sapp: Freeman to Emerge as MVP Candidate | examines Sapp's claim that Freeman will be an MVP candidate. 

When the Stats Deceive - Offseason Low Down -
Rotoworld picks out some stand-out stats from last season, one of them being Mike Williams' ridiculous touchdown-to-catch ratio: he made a touchdown catch every 6 catches, which is better than anything Larry Fitzgerald has ever done. Mike Williams is likely to regress because of that.