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Daily Bucs Links 9/12/11 - Reviewing the Lions-Buccaneers game

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Lions Roar In Season Opener, Beat Bucs 27-20 | Pewter Report
Lions roar, Buccaneers whimper. 

Bucs offense sputters early in loss to Lions - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The offense looked horrific early in the game. 

Buccaneers Insider - 1040 ESPN Tampa
Craig Smith has a review of the game up as well. 

Wrap-up: Lions 27, Buccaneers 20 - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Pat Yasinskas' notes on the game. 

Tampa Bay Bucs drop season-opener to Detroit Lions 27-20 - St. Petersburg Times
The Times reviews the game. 

NFL Week 1: Bucs Knocked Off By Lions, 27-20 - SB Nation Tampa Bay
SB Nation Tampa Bay's quick review of the game. 

Stroughter makes big play, but suffers left foot injury | & St. Petersburg Times
Sammie Stroughter is a useful player, but Preston Parker looked pretty good in his role too. 

Lions' quick passing game stymies Bucs | & St. Petersburg Times
Matt Stafford ran a lot of quick, three-step drop passes. 

Calvin Johnson gets the better of Aqib Talib | & St. Petersburg Times
Calvin Johnson was one reason why the Bucs lost, but certainly not the only one. 

Bucs CB Talib has rough day against Lions WR Johnson |
Rough day is a bit much. He gave up a touchdown on an indefensible jump ball and on a play in zone coverage where Sean Jones was late coming over. 

Bucs news and notes: Paying tribute to Lee Roy Selmon and 9/11; Lions QB Stafford on the mark - St. Petersburg Times
The Times has some more notes on the game. 

Detroit Lions expose Tampa Bay Buccaneers' weaknesses, starting with offense - St. Petersburg Times
'Expose' is a bit much. The Bucs looked slow, but they can play a lot better than this. 

Bucs need to work out early offensive cramps |
Easily the biggest problem yesterday. 

A loss like this puzzling in many ways |
It is very puzzling. 

Sputtering Start |
That sounds about right. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Gimme 5 - St. Petersburg Times
John Romano with his Gimme 5 on the game. 

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope they have put together a great defensive line for years to come - St. Petersburg Times
Hopefully they have. Despite a lack of sacks against the Lions, that was an encouraging game on that front. 

Pass rush top priority for new regime |
The pass rush is improved, even if it didn't immediately show. 

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
The NFP Sunday Blitz had a big feature on Josh Freeman. Certainly worth a read. 

Mac's Football Blog: Buccaneers OT James Lee Reworked Contract
Lee gave up $500,000 this year in exchange for a $300,000 signing bonus. That's the kind of pay cut a player takes when he is in danger of being cut. 

Not Enough Time |
There was plenty of time. The Bucs just spent all of it spinning their wheels early in the game. | Bucs Had The Lions’ Gameplan Down Pat - Tampa Bay Bucs Football
The Lions gameplan was nothing special, it was just hard to stop for the Bucs. 

Lions look like winners, top Tampa Bay | ProFootballTalk
Winners look like winners. 

Bucs fan gets surprise military reunion Sunday | & St. Petersburg Times
Even though they lost, the Bucs did a lot of cool things for the fans on Sunday. | Cody Grimm Talks Defense - Tampa Bay Bucs Football
Cody Grimm talks about the defense to JoeBucsFan.

Bucs' season-opener feels different for tailgaters |
Everything surrounding the game was apparently very good for those attending. Except the game itself. 

Bucs' hurry-up offense minimizes RB Blount's role |
The Bucs' two-minute offense does, but the Bucs can play faster even with Blount on the field. 

Bucs notes: Tributes set emotional tone |
Tributes to 9/11, Lee Roy Selmon and Tom McEwen dominated the game. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions: How they scored - St. Petersburg Times
Scoring chart. 

Dan Shonka Part I: Confidence and Competitiveness | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
Matt Waldman interviews another evaluator. 

Cam Newton, Ray Rice provide thrilling play on 9/11's 10th anniversary - Peter King -
Another week, another MMQB.

What they're saying about the Tampa Bay Bucs-Detroit Lions game - St. Petersburg Times
Post-game quotes. 

[Video] Lions vs. Buccaneers Highlights |
The ehm, 'highlights' of the game. 

[Video] Buccaneers Post Game Recap: Week 1 |
Dave Moore and Gene Deckerhoff recap the game. 

[Video] HC Raheem Morris Post Game Press Conference 09/11 |
Raheem's post-game presser. 

[Video] QB Josh Freeman Post Game Press Conference 9/11 |
Freeman's post-game presser.