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The Patriots cheated, but DeflateGate is being blown way out of proportion -
The Patriots probably broke the rules, and they probably did it intentionally, and they should be punished. But everybody making this into the biggest scandal of the 21st century is taking it a bit far.

The Carver Mobb: New York City's street football league isn't the Super Bowl. It's something much more important. -
When Carver Mobb plays for championships, it's not the Super Bowl. It's something much more important.

How to love Bill Belichick, the NFL's last romantic -
There are a number of people and things associated with the NFL worthy of your contempt. Bill Belichick shouldn't be one of them.

One Buc Mailbag: #1 Pick Value
Another dip into the mailbag produces fan-submitted questions on the true value of the first-overall draft pick, the history of NFC South turnarounds and more.

Inside The Senior Bowl: Wednesday South Report | Pewter Report
The South squad took the field on Thursday afternoon in Mobile in front of numerous NFL teams. Who stood out and helped their stock? Find out here.

Inside the Senior Bowl Practice: North Team Thursday | Pewter Report
The North team had their final full padded practice on Thursday. How did each unit fare?

Mel Kiper Jr. re-grades Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2014 NFL draft class - ESPN
ESPN NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. has re-graded the 2014 NFL draft and has given the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a different grade.

Looking at draft needs beyond QB - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Tampa Bay Buccaneers need to bolster pass rush, offensive line among other areas in offseason.

McCoy: Bucs’ offense, defense failed in two-minute situations | and The Tampa Tribune
Gerald McCoy said Tampa Bay’s 2-14 record stems primarily from chronic failures in two-minute situations, but the Pro Bowl defensive tackle offered no opinion on what the Bucs should do with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft.

GMs 'fearful' of taking the plunge on Mariota, Winston? -

Scouts at the 2015 Senior Bowl were not able to have extensive interaction with Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston, adding to apprehensions that GMs already have about the draft's top two quarterbacks.