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Daily Bucs Links: The season is starting

Here's your open thread for today.

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Panthers vs Buccaneers: Key Matchups - Cat Scratch Reader
The season's finally here! The Carolina Panthers face the division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their season opener, here are the key matchups to watch during the Panthers first game.

One Buc Mailbag
In the first video edition of One Buc Mailbag, Scott Smith answers fan questions about the Buccaneers cornerback's matchup with Kelvin Benjamin and the offensive play-calling in the recent absence of Offensive Coordinator Jeff Tedford.

Mankins Adjusting Quickly
Wednesday notes: Just over a week after becoming a Buccaneer, G Logan Mankins is proving to be a quick study in the team's playbook...Plus, injury notes and some possible kick-return options

Bucs will say 'yes' to no-huddle offense - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas says Tampa Bay is likely to use the no-huddle offense on occasion to keep opposing defense

Tampa Bay Bucs will ease CB Mike Jenkins into lineup - ESPN
TAMPA, Fla. – Although he missed nearly a month with an injured hamstring, Mike Jenkins still is listed as a starting cornerback on the Tampa Ba

Owusu, Rainey Likely Next Men Up For Return Duties-Pewter Report

Bucs CB Verner eyes matchup with ex-FSU receiver |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times

Lovie Smith new Bucs advantage vs. Cam Newton | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs have come to know Cam Newton well in his three years in Carolina. In his four wins against Tampa Bay, Newton has accounted for at least three touchdowns in each, beating the Bucs by an average score of 36-13.

Bucs want McCown to be decision-maker |, The Tampa Tribune and The Tampa Times

It's time for people to notice Bucs' Lavonte David | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — He should dance, the way Ray Lewis used to dance.

Greg Cosell's Preview: Preseason lessons (like, Geno's improvement) | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: One of the players who stood out to me this preseason was Jets quarterback Geno Smith. The tape shows a quarterback who has shown significant improvement in his second year.