Daily Bucs Links 9/9/11 - Team Captains and Undrafted Rookies

58 undrafted rookies make NFL rosters, most since 2003 | ProFootballTalk
Three of those are with the Bucs right now: Devin Holland, Zack Pianalto and Christian Yount, although Pianalto was claimed on waivers after final cuts. 

2011 Captains Honored; Not Taking Job Lightly | Pewter Report
The captains of the ship have to get it where it needs to go. 

Barber, D-line lead defense against Lions
Hopefully they're leading a good defense. 

Bucs' value drops to 19th in Forbes' NFL survey | TBO.com
That's what happens when you don't sell out a single game. 

Loss of Peyton Manning could be the Bucs' gain | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
A lack of Peyton Manning means a probable loss turns into a nearly sure win. It also turns a very popular matchup into one that isn't nearly as interesting. 

Bucs CB Talib eager for matchup with Detroit WR Johnson | TBO.com
I'm sure Calvin Johnson is very eager too. 

Bill Barnwell on the Colts, Falcons, Jets, and the rest of the NFL teams who will fail to meet expectations in 2011 - Grantland
Bill Barnwell previews the NFL, and he thinks the Buccaneers will fail to meet expectations.

Silva: NFC questions, answers and predictions - NFL- NBC Sports
Evan Silva previews the NFC, including the Buccaneers.

Prep Report - Region: River Ridge’s Benjamin named Tampa Bay Bucs Coach of the Week - from TBO.com Sports
The region has a new coach of the week. 

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2011 Staff Predictions
Football Outsiders provide some personal predictions, not based on their statistical projections.

Mourners arrive at viewing for Lee Roy Selmon | TBO.com
A funeral will be held today, but many showed up to mourn Selmon's passing at a viewing yesterday.

Buccaneers linebacker Mason Foster no ordinary rookie being thrown to Lions | MLive.com
It seems the Lions are saying Mason Foster is going to be a problem for them. I sure hope so. 

[Video] Week 1: Lions vs. Buccaneers Preview | Buccaneers.com
The NFL's preview clip. 

Ready to Lead | Buccaneers.com
More talk of team captains. 

Chalk Talk and Championships | Buccaneers.com
On the annual season kickoff luncheon and Bryan Glazer's talk. 

Buccaneers Insider, 9/8/11 | Buccaneers.com
Insider talks to Mason Foster and Devin Holland. 

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