Daily Bucs Links 9/21/11 - Three days worth of links - Buccaneers-Vikings reviews everywhere!

Bucs Report -Tribune staff: Morris exhorts Bucs to believe - from TBO.com Sports
They need to believe they need to show up in the first half. 

Freeman's comeback ability - his "signature move" - rubs off on other Bucs | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Comeback wins are exciting, but I like a blowout victory just fine too. Can we get that at some point please?

Morris: No dramatic second-half adjustments | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
This is what gets me: that's a consistent message from the Bucs - halftime adjustments aren't in the cards. But if they do the same thing in the first and second half, why is there such a huge difference in performance?

Morris comfortable with Watson in Black's absence | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Black has been pretty disappointing so far in part because of an ankle injury, and Watson looked good in his absence. Which is surprisingly similar to last year. 

Slowing Adrian Peterson a key to Bucs' second-half success | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Getting the offense going and stopping McNabb was a lot more crucial than slowing down Peterson. 

The Buccaneers' Great Wall | Pewter Report
Chidi Ahanotu talks about the Bucs' offensive line, with whom he was really impressed. I thought the offensive line looked very good in the second half, less so in the second half but it never looked bad. Zuttah in particular looked very good. 

Parker Making The Most Of His Chances | Pewter Report
Preston Parker had a very, very good game for the position he plays and his inexperience. 

Down 17-0, Bucs Rally For 24-20 Win Over Vikings | Pewter Report
Pewter Report reviews the game. 

Deficit again brings out best in Bucs' Freeman | TBO.com
Why does he need a deficit for that?

Blount's back and so are the Bucs | TBO.com
Legarrette Blount looked very good in the second half. 

Assume nothing regarding the return of Bucs safety Tanard Jackson | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Tanard Jackson has not been reinstated yet, though he'll be eligible for reinstatement this week. Even if he returns he'll have to prove he's in football shape and ready to play. And even then he probably won't start immediately. 

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With gimpy Black benched, Foster steps up | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Foster had a good game, but it's easy to read too much into tackle totals. High tackle totals come with the position. 

Foster Improving, Morris Taking Notice | Pewter Report
Mason Foster is improving but he isn't there yet. 

Bucs rookie Foster makes big impact in victory | TBO.com
Foster is being overhyped right now. He had a good game, but there are also plenty of holes left in his game. 

NFL - Week 2 Total QBR Leaders - ESPN
Unlike last week Freeman looks good in this Total QBR list, probably due to the 'clutch' adjustment. 

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 2 Quick Reads
DVOA and DYAR don't have a clutch adjustment, which is why Freeman's week looks a lot worse in Football Outsiders' numbers. 

Game-Changer | Buccaneers.com
Michael Koenen has been very good for the Bucs so far. Frankly, he's been worth every penny. 

[Video] HC Raheem Morris Live Press Conf. Recording 9/19 | Buccaneers.com
Raheem Morris' Monday press conference. 

[Video] Buccaneers vs. Vikings Highlights | Buccaneers.com
The game highlights! I'd suggest skipping the first 1.5 minutes unless you like seeing the Bucs get crushed. 

Take It Or Leave It, That’s Buccaneers Football, Morris says | Pewter Report
I'll take it, but I'll still point out things that need to be improved. 

Bucs' Second-Half Charge Earns Many Units Passing Grades | Pewter Report
I've disagreed with most of their grades throughout the preseason and regular season, really. I just keep seeing very different things in games. 

Biggest comebacks in Bucs' history - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Apparently, that was the second biggest comeback in team history. Yay?

Tampa Super Bowl bid needs people for promo video | TBO.com
You can help bring the Super Bowl back to Tampa. 

Comebacks fun, but Bucs defense looks to be sharp from start | TBO.com
I'd sure hope so. 

Bucs notes: Koenen gives advantage in field position | TBO.com
Koenen has been a very good addition. 

Bucs Q&A: Slow starts remain a major concern | TBO.com
A blind man could see that. 

Falcons present mountain to climb for Bucs | TBO.com
That game should be ineresting at least. 

Five Observations: Minnesota, Week Two | Buccaneers.com
The Bucs' website has a couple of observations. 

Glazers delay Manchester United flotation amid market volatility | TBO.com
For those interested in the Glazers' financials. 

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