TAMPA, Fla. -- Give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers credit for knowing how to properly celebrate a Hall of Fame induction.
The Bucs are taking a contingent of about 200 staff members to Canton, Ohio, for the second consecutive year -- this time for the induction of Derrick Brooks. They did the same thing last year when Warren Sapp was inducted.
Any employee who was a staff member during Brooks’ final season (2008) was invited, along with a guest. The team has chartered a flight that will leave Saturday morning.
Co-chairmen Bryan, Joel and Ed Glazer will lead the contingent. Coach Lovie Smith, who was the linebackers coach early in Brooks’ career, will make the trip. The Bucs aren’t practicing on Saturday.