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Daily Bucs Links: Heading into the offseason

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Bucs 2015 offseason primer | and The Tampa Tribune
The Bucs have a busy offseason ahead, from hiring an offensive coordinator to free agency to having the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 draft. Here is our guide to the offseason:

QB is key to picking new Bucs offensive coordinator | and The Tampa Tribune
The Bucs have a No. 1 draft pick, and soon a plan on what to do with it. Lovie Smith and Jason Licht can't get this one wrong, Martin Fennelly writes.

Bucs notes: McCoy more optimistic than at end of last year | and The Tampa Tribune
For Bucs Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy, this year’s 2-14 record generates more optimism than Tampa Bay’s 4-12 finish in 2013.

Offensive coordinator first priority for Buccaneers - ESPN
Offensive coordinator first priority for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

Bucs Defense Already Optimistic For Next Year | Pewter Report
A day after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers put an end to their depressing 2014 campaign, it wasn’t all frowns and reflections of misery at One Buc Place on Monday.

Bucs Will Likely Have Three Returning Starters On The O Line | Pewter Report
After a 2-14 season, roster changes are inevitable for the 2014 Buccaneers. But although the offseason will consist of significant turnover, it might not be the complete overhaul that many fans are expecting. And that includes the offensive line.

Smith Says The Process Of Evaluating Offensive Coordinators Has Been Going On For A While | Pewter Report
The Buccaneers knew when former offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford was granted a medical leave of absence back in September that they would be in the market for a new coordinator once the season ended. Head coach Lovie Smith told the media on Monday he didn’t wait until Monday to get a head start.

Bucs Turning Point, Week 17: A win? No tank, er, thank you | Tampa Bay Times
Fire the cannons! Bucs win! Bucs win! Bucs win!

Bucs' Michael Johnson admits he needs to produce more | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Bucs DE Michael Johnson, who had four sacks after coming in as a coveted free agent with high expectations, acknowledged Monday that his production wasn't what he wanted in 2014.

Lovie Smith says Bucs' 'future is bright' | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — By 11 a.m. Monday, when Lovie Smith gathered his team for the final time this season, four NFL head coaches and two general managers were already gone, including the man who replaced him just two years ago with the Bears.

FSU braces for end of Jameis Winston era that could end soon - Orlando Sentinel
Jameis Winston has delivered extra highs and lows for FSU, with players and coaches insisting he pours in more to his team than could ever be replaced. The Seminoles may soon have to adapt to life without him as he ponders a jump to the NFL.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Final 2014 DVOA Ratings
Football Outsiders is the internet home for Innovative Statistics and Intelligent Analysis of professional and college football. Our writers, lead by Aaron Schatz, also write Pro Football Prospectus.

Norris' Mock Draft: Top 20 - Mock Drafts -
With the draft order set for 20 teams, Josh Norris offers his first 2015 mock draft of the season.