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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are ranked 26th in our team guide. The highest graded areas of their operations are the weight room, the strength coaches and training staff. Besides those three things, players would like to see improvement in nearly every other aspect of their operations. For example, they do not offer any childcare or a family room for players’ families, unlike most NFL clubs. Players feel their locker room is small and outdated and their travel policies are uncomfortable– they are one of 6 teams that make a large segment of their players have roommates for road games and one of 8 teams that do not offer players first class seats.

Player responses indicate that there is a lot of room for improvement in Tampa, but only 79% of the players feel like the Glazer family is willing to invest money into upgrading the facilities, ranking them 23rd among all clubs in this category.

Breakdown of Key Categories

Treatment of Families

Tied for 24th

Support of Players' Families: Ranked 24th

  • One of 14 teams that do not offer a family room
  • One of 11 teams that do not offer daycare

Post-Game Gathering Area: Ranked 24th

Food Service / Nutrition


Quality of food: Ranked 25th

  • All three meals provided

Only 75% of players say that there is enough room in the cafeteria.

Weight Room


The players believe they have a good weight room.

  • 97% feel they have enough strength coaches

Strength Coaches


Players feel that the strength coaches significantly add to their success.

  • 94% of players believe they receive an individual plan (17th)

Training Room



  • 94% feel they have enough ATCs
  • 75% feel they have enough PTs

Steam Room/Sauna

  • There is a steam room (60% feel its big enough)
  • There is a sauna (67% feel its big enough)


  • 71% of players feel they have enough hot tub space
  • 76% of players feel they have enough cold tub space

Training Staff

  • When asked about “training staffs adding to their success” the Bucs tied for 15th in the NFL. Tied for 15th sounds average, but that is because most teams rated their training staffs positively. The Buccaneers’ players gave overall high marks to the training staff which is why the overall grade is still high.

Locker Room


82% of players feel like they have enough space (Ranked 22nd).

Team Travel

  • 75% of players feel like they have enough room to spread out
  • One of 6 teams that make certain players have roommates
  • One of 7 teams that don’t offer first-class seats to their players

During the last two years, the Board of Representatives has discussed ways to improve the information available to free agents making decisions about their prospective Clubs and decided to pursue the development of “Club Report Cards” that, while not a scientific survey, would report the quantitative and qualitative opinions of NFL players about their respective Clubs.

In connection with that goal, questions were sent to every player on the 2022 team rosters asking them their opinions about their Club’s facilities, certain Club personnel/coaches, and other work-related categories, such as Club’s treatment of families and team travel (players were not asked questions about any Club other than their 2022 employer). As a result of the confidential questionnaire, 1,300 players responded. There then was a qualitative follow up by the union, which resulted in the following “report card.”

The questions called for both quantitative and qualitative answers; for example: “Grade your weight room with 1 reflecting best rating, 5 reflecting lowest rating” and “What would you change about your weight room?” The numerical ratings for each sub-category of questions were tallied and averaged. The questionnaire also sought to elicit the opinion of players on some issues that have a direct impact on the quality of life for NFL players. These qualitative responses, which are inherently subjective, were reviewed and evaluated by the union and then factored into providing an overall rating that was intended to reflect player opinions.

Based upon all of this information, the rankings from Club to Club were determined by comparing how each Club graded in each category.

Finally, the Club Report Card includes an overview, which is a summary of the players’ responses and opinions about the Club workplace and specifically about how players perceived Clubs’ commitment to workplace issues.