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Daily Bucs Links 8/9/11 - Josh Freeman isn't ready for the next step, Bucs battle regression

The smarter Josh Freeman is, the bolder the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can be - St. Petersburg Times
It appears that Greg Olson doesn't yet think that Josh Freeman is ready to be unleashed, as he takes too many risks on shot plays. 

Gary Shelton: Tampa Bay Bucs prepared to battle regression - St. Petersburg Times
The Buccaneers have to make sure they build on last season, instead of regressing. 

Penn takes on mentoring role for Bucs |
Donald Penn is now one of the old guys on the team, and has to mentor the young guys. 

Penn predicts Freeman could be "MVP candidate" this year | & St. Petersburg Times
More talk of Freeman as a league MVP. 

Bucs' Morris sees free agency as way to backup draft |
Free agency will be used to fix mistakes, now. 

Panthers will face future cap challenges - NFC South Blog - ESPN
This is a clear consequence of the Panthers using huge signing bonuses. The Bucs took the opposite approach and are in much better shape. 

2011 Training Camp – VIP Practice | What The Buc?
What The Buc?'s thoughts on yesterday's practice. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice notes - St. Petersburg Times
The Times' notes on practice. | Brief Thoughts On Monday Practice - Tampa Bay Bucs Football
JoeBucsFan has some thoughts on practice too. 

Buccaneers Insider - 1040 ESPN Tampa
Craig Smith's story on practice. 

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Special Olympians Show Bucs Their Skills |
More charity work for the Bucs, this time with Special Olympians. | Greg Olson Talks To Joe - Tampa Bay Bucs Football
A very short interview with Greg Olson. 

Breaking in the new Cap | National Football Post
Andrew Brandt explains the details of the new salary cap. 

Philadelphia Eagles can redo contracts for Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson and still be under NFL cap - Peter King -
Monday Morning Quarterback is always worth a read. The bit on the Eagles is particularly interesting as they still have plenty of cap room. | Raheem Says Talib Leads While Growing Up - Tampa Bay Bucs Football
I think we heard this exact same story last year. 

Bucs will lead NFC South in travel - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Mostly because of the London game the Bucs will travel a lot this year. 

Conversation with Footballguys’ Jene Bramel | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Another interesting back-and-forth with Matt Waldman and a personnel evaluator. 

Freeman, Morris Stress The Importance Of Winning The NFC South | Pewter Report
Winning the NFC South will be very tough this year. 

Bucs' first depth chart shows rookie Mason Foster as starter | & St. Petersburg Times
The Times' story on the depth chart. 

Rookies Clayborn, Foster starters on Bucs' first depth chart |
And the Tribune's story on the depth chart. 

How will coaches apporach the NFL preaseason? | National Football Post
Matt Bowen talks about the preseason. 

[Video] Video: Bucs running backs and linebackers go at it in blitz pick-up drill | & St. Petersburg Times
Legarrette Blount does surprisingly well while Allen Bradford looks really, really bad. 

Another Batch of Pics – VIP Practice | What The Buc?
More practice pictures. 

Foster Grabs Start In First Preseason Game | Pewter Report
More depth chart talk. 

Rookie linebacker Mason Foster excited about top spot on Tampa Bay Buccaneers depth chart - St. Petersburg Times
Mason Foster likes being the starter. Who would've thought it. 

A Work in Progress |
The Bucs have their own story on the depth chart up as well. 

WTB? Debut on 1010 with Bucs Babe | What The Buc?
What The Buc? will debut their new show on 1010AM tonight. 


[Video] Meet Anthony Gaitor, 8/8/11 |
Scott Smith of talks to Anthony Gaitor

[Video] HC Raheem Morris Press Conference, 8/8 |
Yesterday's press conference. 


[Video] Buccaneers Insider, 8/8/11 |
Buccaneers Insider talks to Sean Jones

[Video] A Glimpse of Training Camp |
A video montage of the Saturday Night practice.