Daily Bucs Links 9/12/11 - Reviewing the Lions-Buccaneers game

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 11: A #63 logo honoring defensive end Leroy Selmon is painted on the field at Raymond James Stadium as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Detroit Lions in the season opener September 11, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Lions Roar In Season Opener, Beat Bucs 27-20 | Pewter Report
Lions roar, Buccaneers whimper. 

Bucs offense sputters early in loss to Lions - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The offense looked horrific early in the game. 

Buccaneers Insider - 1040 ESPN Tampa
Craig Smith has a review of the game up as well. 

Wrap-up: Lions 27, Buccaneers 20 - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Pat Yasinskas' notes on the game. 

Tampa Bay Bucs drop season-opener to Detroit Lions 27-20 - St. Petersburg Times
The Times reviews the game. 

NFL Week 1: Bucs Knocked Off By Lions, 27-20 - SB Nation Tampa Bay
SB Nation Tampa Bay's quick review of the game. 

Stroughter makes big play, but suffers left foot injury | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Sammie Stroughter is a useful player, but Preston Parker looked pretty good in his role too. 

Lions' quick passing game stymies Bucs | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Matt Stafford ran a lot of quick, three-step drop passes. 

Calvin Johnson gets the better of Aqib Talib | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Calvin Johnson was one reason why the Bucs lost, but certainly not the only one. 

Bucs CB Talib has rough day against Lions WR Johnson | TBO.com
Rough day is a bit much. He gave up a touchdown on an indefensible jump ball and on a play in zone coverage where Sean Jones was late coming over. 

Bucs news and notes: Paying tribute to Lee Roy Selmon and 9/11; Lions QB Stafford on the mark - St. Petersburg Times
The Times has some more notes on the game. 

Detroit Lions expose Tampa Bay Buccaneers' weaknesses, starting with offense - St. Petersburg Times
'Expose' is a bit much. The Bucs looked slow, but they can play a lot better than this. 

Bucs need to work out early offensive cramps | TBO.com
Easily the biggest problem yesterday. 

A loss like this puzzling in many ways | TBO.com
It is very puzzling. 

Sputtering Start | TBO.com
That sounds about right. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gimme 5 - St. Petersburg Times
John Romano with his Gimme 5 on the game. 

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope they have put together a great defensive line for years to come - St. Petersburg Times
Hopefully they have. Despite a lack of sacks against the Lions, that was an encouraging game on that front. 

Pass rush top priority for new regime | TBO.com
The pass rush is improved, even if it didn't immediately show. 

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
The NFP Sunday Blitz had a big feature on Josh Freeman. Certainly worth a read. 

Mac's Football Blog: Buccaneers OT James Lee Reworked Contract
Lee gave up $500,000 this year in exchange for a $300,000 signing bonus. That's the kind of pay cut a player takes when he is in danger of being cut. 

Not Enough Time | Buccaneers.com
There was plenty of time. The Bucs just spent all of it spinning their wheels early in the game. 

JoeBucsFan.com | Bucs Had The Lions’ Gameplan Down Pat - Tampa Bay Bucs Football
The Lions gameplan was nothing special, it was just hard to stop for the Bucs. 

Lions look like winners, top Tampa Bay | ProFootballTalk
Winners look like winners. 

Bucs fan gets surprise military reunion Sunday | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Even though they lost, the Bucs did a lot of cool things for the fans on Sunday. 

JoeBucsFan.com | Cody Grimm Talks Defense - Tampa Bay Bucs Football
Cody Grimm talks about the defense to JoeBucsFan.

Bucs' season-opener feels different for tailgaters | TBO.com
Everything surrounding the game was apparently very good for those attending. Except the game itself. 

Bucs' hurry-up offense minimizes RB Blount's role | TBO.com
The Bucs' two-minute offense does, but the Bucs can play faster even with Blount on the field. 

Bucs notes: Tributes set emotional tone | TBO.com
Tributes to 9/11, Lee Roy Selmon and Tom McEwen dominated the game. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions: How they scored - St. Petersburg Times
Scoring chart. 

Dan Shonka Part I: Confidence and Competitiveness | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Matt Waldman interviews another evaluator. 

Cam Newton, Ray Rice provide thrilling play on 9/11's 10th anniversary - Peter King - SI.com
Another week, another MMQB.

What they're saying about the Tampa Bay Bucs-Detroit Lions game - St. Petersburg Times
Post-game quotes. 

[Video] Lions vs. Buccaneers Highlights | Buccaneers.com
The ehm, 'highlights' of the game. 

[Video] Buccaneers Post Game Recap: Week 1 | Buccaneers.com
Dave Moore and Gene Deckerhoff recap the game. 

[Video] HC Raheem Morris Post Game Press Conference 09/11 | Buccaneers.com
Raheem's post-game presser. 

[Video] QB Josh Freeman Post Game Press Conference 9/11 | Buccaneers.com
Freeman's post-game presser. 

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