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Daily Bucs Links 8/20/11 - More talk of the blowout loss

Bucs identify costly mistakes in 31-14 loss to Patriots |
Lots of mistakes, but it's still preseason and there's time to correct these mistakes. 

Bucs Report -Tribune staff: Bucs needed reality check - from Sports
This seems to be a new theme: losing to the Patriots is good, because it grounds the players. We'll see whether there's any truth to that. 

10 Things We Think We Learned About The Tampa Bay Buccaneers After the Patriots Game - SB Nation Tampa Bay
SB Nation Tampa Bay goes over 10 things to be learned from the loss. 

Morris says Bucs deliberately went vanilla vs. game-planning Patriots | & St. Petersburg Times
Vanilla game-planning is standard in the preseason. No surprise here. 

Morris: Bucs kept it simple against Pats on purpose |
The Tampa Tribune says the same thing: game-planning was absent. 

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FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Four Downs: NFC South
Football Outsiders goes over the NFC South. 

What impact will (or should) Tom Moore have on the New York Jets offense? | Smart Football
Some of the points made here, especially with regards to simplicity, would be useful for the Bucs offense as well.

Updated NFC South cap figures - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Pat Yasinskas comes up with the idea that we should count 90 men against the salary cap right now rather than 53, which is how many will actually count once the season starts. No, Pat, the Bucs don't have $13 million in cap space, they have closer to $30 million. 

Raheem Morris backs Mason Foster on illegal hit | Tampa Bay Buccaneers blog: Bucs Beat | & St. Petersburg Times
With Geno Hayes (on behalf of the linebacking unit) and Ochocinco offering to help pay the fine, Mason Foster doesn't really need to worry about that hit. 

Buccaneers humbled in blowout loss to Patriots - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Humbled is the right word indeed.