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Daily Bucs Links: Weaker without Adrian Clayborn

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Adrian Clayborn injury weakens Bucs defense | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Defensive end, a crucial position in Lovie Smith's defense, got a lot weaker for the Bucs on Friday, with starting left end Adrian Clayborn out for the year and starting right end Michael Johnson declared out against the Rams on Sunday.

Bucs' Evans has history with Rams rookie cornerback | Tampa Bay Times
Bucs rookie WR Mike Evans said this week he was looking forward to facing more man coverage Sunday against the Rams, but he has a history with one of the corners who might be covering him.

Doug Martin still key part of Bucs' offense | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — One play after injuring his left knee against the Carolina Panthers last Sunday, running back Doug Martin returned to the huddle to assess the damage. But a pass play was called on the next snap and Martin whiffed on the blitz pickup of linebacker Luke Kuechly, who sacked quarterback Josh McCown, taking the Bucs out of field goal range.

Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers will beat St. Louis Rams - ESPN
TAMPA, Fla. -- It's difficult to forget the fact that the St. Louis Rams had seven sacks in a victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season

Adrian Clayborn's future with Tampa Bay Buccaneers in doubt - ESPN
TAMPA, Fla. – Friday’s news that Adrian Clayborn was placed on injured reserve might signal the end of his star-crossed career with the Bucs.

Bucs Hot Reads: Smith hopes Brooks inspires |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times

Bucs notes: LT Collins to face Rams DE Quinn |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times

NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times

Bucs Need Ground Attack To Show Up On Sunday | Pewter Report
Saying the Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled to establish their ground game during last week’s 20-14 loss to Carolina would be putting it lightly.

SR’s Fab 5: Joseph Should Be A Buccaneer; DE, G 2015 Draft Prospects | Pewter Report
Should the Buccaneers have re-signed G Davin Joseph? Which defensive end and guard draft prospects should the Bucs be scouting? Would a 0-2 start doom the Bucs?

Balanced Attack Starts with Run Game
In his exclusive end-of-the-week interview with, Head Coach Lovie Smith discussed the Buccaneers' struggles on the ground in Week One and the status of Doug Martin and Logan Mankins

TJ's Take: Keys to Beat Rams
Bucs sideline reporter and contributor TJ Rives provides his three keys to a Bucs win against the Rams this Sunday.

Coach's Corner: Week Two
Coach Lovie Smith reflects on his team's performance in week one, against the Carolina Panthers, and addresses what needs to be better when the Buccaneers face the St. Louis Rams, this week. He also speaks on key injuries and the men that will fill the void.

Spotlight: Mason Foster
Scott Smith speaks with LB Mason Foster, this week's Spotlight Player of the Game.

Pewter Panel: CAR Recap's Scott Smith and TJ Rives are joined by's Matt Cook and WDAE's Ronnie Lane as they discuss what went wrong in the Buccaneers home open against the Panthers.