Bucs Are “Sitting Pretty” For Labor Stoppage

February 25th, 2011

Despite the recent number of sessions between representatives of the NFL owners and the NFLPA the past week, a labor stoppage of some sort is almost a sure thing to happen.

There has been much made in some circles that the Bucs would be hurt terribly by a lockout because of all the young players the Bucs have. But cool cat Maoist Michael Silver scoffs at the notion.

Writing for Yahoo! Sports, Silver breaks down how a potential labor lockout would hurt each team. Of the nine teams he has in a group “Sitting Pretty” are the Bucs.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: One of 2010’s pleasant surprises, the Bucs are poised for a playoff run in 2011. Third-year coach Raheem Morris has his young team playing hard and buying into his leadership style, and Tampa Bay smartly re-signed its longest-tenured veteran, cornerback Ronde Barber. Most important, third-year quarterback Josh Freeman is a budding star who has a great grasp of the team’s offense and is unquestionably The Man in the locker room.

To be honest, Joe doesn’t know whether a lockout will help or hurt the Bucs. In many ways, a lockout cannot help — how could it? — but perhaps given the youth of the team and that the Bucs clearly follow the lead of workaholic Josh Freeman, maybe it’s good many of the Bucs are still young, not yet jaded, and willing to do what it takes to get ready while many other teams will have players scatter across the nation waiting for football to resume.

4 Responses to “Bucs Are “Sitting Pretty” For Labor Stoppage”

  1. oar Says:

    One thing for sure, we should know soon enough, whichever way the CBA/lockout goes!

  2. Joe Says:


    Let’s cross our fingers.

  3. oar Says:

    I do and my toes!

  4. espo Says:

    A lockout isn’t going to help anyone. I hope it hurts us less than the others.