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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 |
That's what happens when you don't sell out a single game. 

Loss of Peyton Manning could be the Bucs' gain | & 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 |
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 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 |
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 |
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 |
The NFL's preview clip. 

Ready to Lead |
More talk of team captains. 

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

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