Daily Bucs Links 8/8/11 - Mason Foster on the rise, D-linemen want an identity

Bucs rookie Foster getting most reps with first-team defense | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Mason Foster will have to play pretty poorly for him not to win the starting job. 

Foster’s First-Team Workload Increasing | Pewter Report
Mason Foster going at it. 

Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers will start rookie Mason Foster at middle linebacker - St. Petersburg Times
And the St. Petersburg Times reports that he will start at middle linebacker. Unless he looks horrible in preseason, he will be the starter going into the season. 

McCoy Focused On Building Defensive Identity, Not Shoulder Injury | Pewter Report
Gerald McCoy wants this defense to be aggressive and to have an identity again. Let's hope they can do that this year, because it was pretty bad the last two years. 

Bucs D-linemen making their stance | TBO.com
One of the changes the new D-line coaches are making is a new stance for the defensive linemen. 

Observations on the Buccaneers - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Pat Yasinskas' notes on the Saturday Night scrimmage

JoeBucsFan.com | Rambling Thoughts On Bucs Night Practice - Tampa Bay Bucs Football
JoeBucsFan has some notes on the Night Practice as well. 

Morris, Bucs give fans what they came to see | TBO.com
The Tribune's Night Practice notes. 

Buccaneers Insider - 1040 ESPN Tampa
Craig Smith has his notes on the practice as well. 

[Video] Night Practice Recap from Ray Jay | What The Buc?
As does What The Buc?

Observations from Saturday's open Bucs practice | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
And the Times' notes. 

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Agent Linton - The informative and entertaining views on football, business and life of Agent Greg Linton.
Here's something I came across recently: an NFL agent's blog. You want to read about sleazy college coaches and nonsensical NCAA rules? Here's where you have to go. 

One On One With E.J. Biggers | NFL Blog Blitz: Tampa Bay Buccaneers powered by SportsFanLive.com
Jenna Laine talks to E.J. Biggers

Bucs closer to salary cap than you think - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Yep, the Bucs are now at 88% of this year's salary cap.

[Video] HC Raheem Morris Press Conference 08/06 | Buccaneers.com
Here's Saturday's press conference.

Bucs' Bryan Glazer suggests ticket sales still lagging | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Ticket sales are better than last year, but still not good enough to avoid blackouts. 

Owners know support is there | TBO.com
The Glazers are praising Mark Dominik and the team. Of course they are. What else are they going to do?

Glazer Addresses Media At Night Practice | Pewter Report
More ownerspeak. 

A Night to Remember | Buccaneers.com
The Bucs' owns story on the night practice. 

[Video] Buccaneers Insider, 8/6/11 | Buccaneers.com
Buccaneers Insider for Saturday. 

[Video] Buccaneers Insider - Night Practice, 8/6/11 | Buccaneers.com
And Buccaneers Insider on the Night Practice. 

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
NFP Sunday Blitz is always worth a read. This time, it focuses on McNabb learning the offense in Minnesota. 

NFL.com news: Lingering questions in need of some serious answers
Mike Lombardi doesn't like what the Bucs did. 

'Madden 12' Team Ratings: NFC South - ESPN
The Bucs(84) rate just behind the Saints(85) and the Falcons(87).

JoeBucsFan.com | Photos From Saturday Night Practice At The CITS - Tampa Bay Bucs Football
JoeBucsFan has pictures. 

New Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen has hidden value - St. Petersburg Times
Another story on Michael Koenen and kickoffs. 

Rookie Black unfazed by criticism | TBO.com
Ahmad Black talks about the criticism leveled at him. 

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