The Bucs are taking this lockout thing seriously.
The team took down eight big player banners that were hung around Raymond James Stadium over the last year. The team wanted to change their marketing campaign from last year — “Unite and Conquer” — but they confirmed to the St. Petersburg Times that the timing of the removal was no coincidence.
“All things pointed to now being the time,” Bucs spokesman Jonathan Grell.
The NFL has reportedly discouraged teams from using player likenesses for marketing purposes, so it sounds like we’ll need a new CBA before any new banners get put up.