If you have a DVR or will be around your TV today at 4 then you can catch ESPN’s NFL Live giving more than a little bit of attention to your very own Tampa Bay Buccaneers. ESPN’s NFC South blogger Pat Yasinkas will phone in to discuss some of the Buccaneers’ offseason issues and decisions, while the panel breaks down their 2011 outlook.
Moreso than the ESPN talking heads giving their piece though, Josh Freeman will be on today to give an interview about the lockout and his hopes for the 2011 season. It’s nice to see him getting a chance to do the TV-circuit a bit, even if it’s just a phone interview. Freeman has a huge future in this league and that’s not limited to just being a tremendous player. Frankly, of any Buc not named Ronde Barber on the current roster Freeman is by and far the most marketable. He’s a charismatic, well-spoken young man who should see plenty more of these opportunities as the Bucs continue to become more relevant.
It’s also nice to see ESPN shut up about New England, Dallas and Pittsburgh and talk about one of the other teams for once. It never ceases to amaze me how ESPN went so far as to open up regional sites for Boston, Dallas, Chicago and a several other cities and yet we still get inundated with coverage of them nationally anyway. Also, just a warning. I guarantee one of the talking heads takes a cheap-shot at the fans in Tampa.
Still, tune in at 4 on ESPN today to get your Buccaneers fix.