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Daily Bucs Links 10/6/11 - Josh Freeman's improvement, Mason Foster surprising himself

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Guess who leads NFL in dropped passes? - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Mike Williams and Arrelious Benn have five drops between them according to ESPN.

Bucs' Freeman finds third-down success by spreading wealth | TBO.com
Josh Freeman has done decently on third down, but he hasn't played as well as he did last year. The Bucs are really struggling to get a downfield passing game going, which limits the third down options. 

Pat Yasinskas' QB Watch - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Want to hear some good things about Josh Freeman? Here you go. 

Freeman pleased with Bucs' progress so far | Fox Sports Florida
The Bucs are improving every week right now, which is very good to see. 

Foster Is Surprising Most, Himself Included | Pewter Report
I loved Mason Foster going into the draft, but he has played much better so far than I expected.

What the Buc? The Podcast! | Blog Archive " 3-1 : We still don’t register
Another week, another Steve White appearance on Two Hand Touch. Always worth a listen, not just for Steve White as Old School and Bucs Babe offer good analysis as well. 

NFL -- Adrian Clayborn flourishing in Tampa Bay - ESPN
Adrian Clayborn is getting noticed. Another successful first-round pick, it seems like. 

Bucs offense has big night in win against Colts | TBO.com
Most yards ever in a home game. Really. 

10 Things We Think We Learned About The Bucs After Monday Night Football - SB Nation Tampa Bay
Another list on the game. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers At the First Quarter Pole - SB Nation Tampa Bay
A season review. 

Bucs learning how to finish off opponents | TBO.com
The Bucs four-minute drill has really done wonders. 

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Bucs Report -Tribune staff: Graham loving the ride - from TBO.com Sports
Earnest Graham and Jeff Faine are the old guys on offense. 

Group Effort | Buccaneers.com
Everyone contributed on an apparently record-breaking day for the offense. 

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Michael Vick and Roughing the Passer
Josh Freeman has drawn just one Roughing the Passer flag over his career. 

Safeties Corey Lynch, Larry Asante impress, will continue to rotate | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
I didn't notice Asante against the Colts, and I'm not a big fan of rotations. I think overall, safety is probably the weakest spot on defense. 

Bucs hope to continue recent success in San Francisco | TBO.com
That would be nice, especially so because the schedule becomes brutal after that game. 

Bucs backup QB Johnson enjoys special bond with Harbaugh | TBO.com
Johnson played for Harbaugh at San Diego. 

49ers plan likely unchanged vs. Bucs | CSN Bay Area
Too bad for them Alex Smith is the one executing that plan. 

Coming off short week, a long trip awaits Bucs | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
A short week and a West Coast game is a bad combination. 

Pocket Presence | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Pocket Presence is extremely important, and Josh Freeman's pocket presence is pretty good right now, despite taking that stupid sack at the end of the first half. 

Short Week, Big Week | Buccaneers.com
The San Francisco game is a game the Bucs have to win if they want to make it to the playoffs. 

Monday night game means shorter week of preparations for Tampa Bay Buccaneers - St. Petersburg Times
Short week's are bad, mkay.

Buccaneers ready for trip out west | TBO.com
Ready? Already?

[Video] QB Josh Freeman Press Conference, 10/5 | Buccaneers.com
Freeman's press conference. 

[Video] HC Raheem Morris Press Conference, 10/5 | Buccaneers.com
Raheem's press conference. 

[Video] Game in Photos vs. Colts | Buccaneers.com
A slideshow of game photos. 

[Video] Buccaneer Insider, 10/5/11 | Buccaneers.com
Insider talks to Earnest Graham and Mason Foster. 

Bucs Q&A: Strong enough at OLB and safety? | TBO.com
I think OLB is fine, safety may need to be upgraded though, especially so because Tanard Jackson is still MIA.

Freeman: West Coast Trip, 49ers Defense Pose Obstacles | Pewter Report
Freeman is absolutely right: the 49ers have a terrific front seven. 

Buccaneers' Wednesday injury report | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times
Some unexpected players didn't participate, but I wouldn't be too worried at this point. 

Many of Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman's biggest plays have come on the ground - St. Petersburg Times
The biggest plays seem to come on the ground, too.