According to a report on the National Football Post, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have joined the Washington Redskins and other NFL teams with dropping the pension for football staff including coaches.
Add the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the group of NFL teams that have opted to back out of the league’s pension system for employees.
PewterReport.com's Take: The Bucs staff is not going to be happy with this. Two Bucs coaches from 2009, Robert Nunn and Joe Barry, opted to leave the team for coaching jobs with the New York Giants and USC respectively. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson also had talks with USC about coaching there instead of Tampa Bay in 2010. Most coaches in the NFL do not have contracts for the 2011 season and many could be out of work if there is a lockout by NFL owners. Due to that many professional coaches have been interested in joining the college ranks. One thing is for certain, the move by Tampa Bay to drop employee pensions hurts team unity at a time when the Bucs are trying to bounce back from a 3-13 season.