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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Report Card: How We Scored

The second annual National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) report has been released. "For many years, our players brought up the idea of creating a 'Free Agency Guide' that would illuminate what the daily experience is for players and their families at each team," they stated. In 2023, they created the first version of that guide. Players were more informed about how their workplace compared to others across the NFL. According to the NFLPA, some clubs made 'immediate" improvements based on the information they published. So, how did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers score? The Survey Gives Tampa Bay Buccaneers Owner A D- Overall, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ranked 24th in their player survey. The dietician, training staff, and strength of the coaches all received decent grades from the players. Head coach Bowles didn't do too badly with a B- grade, ranking 26th overall in the NFL. Club owner Jorl Glazer received a D-. The survey points out that this could be due to a lack of investment into facility upgrades. "The players described the locker room as 'unclean' and 'smelly,' and they even cited seeing bugs consistently in the showers." They also said that respondents described the team sauna as "dirty," "small" and "broken down." How Grading Works? The grading scale follows a letter grade system from highest to lowest. A+, A, and A- indicate excellent performance. B+, B, and B- indicate good performance. C+, C, and C- indicate satisfactory performance. D+, D, D-, F, and F- indicate less than satisfactory performance. They also follow a weighted scale that includes categories such as head coach, team, travel, locker room, training room, treatment of families, and club owners, among others. In the first year of the survey, they had slightly more than 1,300 responses, which is about a 60% participation rate league-wide, said the NFLPA. This year, they had 1,706 active NFL players complete the survey in full, which they said is more than a 77% response rate. Check the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' complete report card here. [select-listicle listicle_id="726083" syndication_name="5-nfl-teams-that-will-look-very-different-in-2024" description="yes"]

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