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Daily Bucs Links 7/29/11 - Bucs the most talented young team in the NFL

Ranking the top organizations in the NFL based on under-25 talent - ESPN [Insider article]
According to ESPN, the Bucs are the team with the most under-25 talent in the NFL. The Falcons rank 30th, the Saints 26th and the Panthers 19th. Things are set up well for the future.

McCoy healthy, in better shape and more relaxed heading into his second year | & St. Petersburg Times
Gerald McCoy sounds like he's ready to be dominant. 

Freeman, Bucs Offense Are Prepared For The Start Of Camp | Pewter Report
Josh Freeman thinks the Bucs are right where they should be in terms of offensive installation. I certainly hope so. 

Freeman updates offensive coordinator Olson on off-season progress at free agent dinner | & St. Petersburg Times
Josh Freeman talked to Greg Olson to update him on everything they did. 

With Contract Done, Foster Ready To Compete For Starting MLB Job | Pewter Report
Mason Foster is ready to compete for the starting job. That's good, because if the Bucs don't re-sign Ruud (and it doesn't seem like it), he'll have to start. 

This isn't an omen, we hope | & St. Petersburg Times
The big pirate flag at One Buccaneer Place got ripped by the thunderstorm yesterday. 

As training camp opens, Tampa Bay Buccaneers start lining up the pieces - St. Petersburg Times
The Buccaneers are getting ready for the season. 

John Romano: A realistic look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2011 prospects - St. Petersburg Times
John Romano takes a good look at how the Bucs will do in 2011. 

Bucs aren’t, weren’t, chasing Nnamdi | ProFootballTalk
Pro Football Talk is hearing the Bucs aren't after Nnamdi. John Clayton is hearing they're still in the chase, though. We'll see. 

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NFL football in September won't be pretty - ESPN
Ugly football is what awaits us with this shortened offseason. I'm happy we have football at all. 

NFL Draft Scout’s Chad Reuter – Part IV | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Part 4 of this interview series. As always, definitely worth a read.

Stephen Nicholas agrees to 5-year, $17.5 million deal | Atlanta Falcons
According to D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Bucs were after Stephen Nicholas as well. 

Could you turn down Rex and the Jets? | National Football Post
Rex Ryan is a great recruiting tool for the Jets, and being on Hard Knocks was a genius move because of that. 

A disturbing trend could be emerging | National Football Post
This is interesting, though it probably won't amount to much: teams may already be getting around the new rookie cap by shaving money from later-round picks. 

Video: Josh Freeman on Bucs entering camp, with McCoy guest interviewer | & St. Petersburg Times
Josh Freeman talks about training camp. 

Winslow Wants Bucs To Re-sign Joseph, Ruud | Pewter Report
Kellen Winslow wants to see Barrett Ruud back in town. He also wants to see Davin Joseph back, but he already got his wish there. 

Eric Weddle's Agent on His NFL Free Agency Signing: Profiles: GQ
This is an interesting piece. Eric Weddle's agent tracks a detailed timeline of all the events leading up to that blockbuster signing. 

Clayborn Glad to Get Contract Signed Early | Pewter Report
Clayborn's ready to get on the field. 

McCoy Feeling More Comfortable, More Confident In 2011 | Pewter Report
Dominate, dominate, dominate. McCoy has the tools to do so, I just hope he has learned the skills. 

Certainly makes splitting up the pie much easier | Smart Football
This is a good examination of why the panicking over top rookie deals was overdone, and why the rookies got the short end of the stick. 

Safety first, NFL tells its teams - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Player safety is the focus of a lot of new rules. 

Tampa Bay Bucs RB LeGarrette Blount gets chance to start at beginning this season - St. Petersburg Times
Blount will start the season, unlike last year when it took him about 6 games to get significant touches. 

[Video] How to Get Out of Work for Training Camp |
How to make sure you can get to training camp. 

There's a Lot More Left - Offseason Low Down -
The top free agents left on the market, although Davin Joseph and Johnathan Joseph are both off that market now. 

[Video] Buccaneers Insider, 7/28/11 |
Video of the Bucs' first day back at work.