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WATCH: Pewter Panel, Feb. 19
TJ Rives and Scott Smith are joined by contributor Anthony Becht and Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune in the first Pewter Panel of the 2015 offseason.

5 Takeaways from Mariota's Presser
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota met with reporters at the NFL Combine on Thursday.

SR's Fab 5: Bucs Should Trade Down In 2nd Round; Mariota Needs Spread Offense | Pewter Report
Why should the Bucs trade down in the second round? Does Oregon QB Marcus Mariota need to run the spread offense to have success in the NFL? Read SR's Fab 5.

Marcus Mariota ready for quick transition - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Quarterback expects to be able to handle a pro-style offense in time to start as a rookie.

Five things we learned at the combine: Tampa Bay Buccaneers - ESPN
INDIANAPOLIS -- Observed and heard at the NFL combine on Thursday.

Lovie Smith: Bucs won't sit out free agency - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
The Bucs are going to head into the opening of the league year somewhere around $30 million under the salary cap and they plan on spending.

Report details Warren Sapp’s Arizona arrest | and The Tampa Tribune
A police report on Warren Sapp’s arrest obtained Wednesday by the Arizona Republic says he paid two women $300 each in exchange for a sex act, according to a story on the newspaper’s website.

QB prospect Mariota knows he has a lot to learn in NFL | and The Tampa Tribune
Marcus Mariota admits he's not prepared to start in the NFL at this point, but the Oregon star says he will be when the time comes.

Bucs notes: Lovie Smith getting ‘advice’ on No. 1 pick | and The Tampa Tribune
Football fans everywhere have an opinion on what Tampa Bay should do with the first overall pick in this year’s NFL draft. Some aren’t afraid to share their opinions with the men who will actually make the call.

Bucs get first face-to-face meetings with Winston, Mariota | Tampa Bay Times
The Bucs had their first face-to-face meeting with quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota Wednesday night at the NFL scouting combine.

QB coach says Winston has 'alligator skin,' and not a risk | Tampa Bay Times
Jameis Winston already has endured the scrutiny and expectations of a rookie NFL quarterback and would not be an off-field risk if the Bucs make him the No. 1 overall pick, his quarterbacks coach said Thursday.

Mariota making transition, believes he should go No. 1 | Tampa Bay Times
Marcus Mariota never called a play at Oregon. He rarely played under center and was never even in an offensive huddle.

Here's why QB Marcus Mariota faces uphill battle against a draft slide - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: While Jameis Winston has an avalanche of off-field issues, his game translates better in the NFL than Mariota's.

Brennan: Jameis Winston already has 1 strike under NFL policy
The league's revamped NFL policy covers misbehavior outside the league as well

Tampa Bay Buccaneers position review: Special teams | FOX Sports
When will the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign an effective return threat? There was a revolving door of options at One Buc Place last season, each one a disappointment, each one failing to provide the spark necessary to be memorable at the position. The return game was the weakest area of the Bucs' special teams, a unit that was far from special too often in 2014.

Jameis Winston vs. Marcus Mariota may be 'too close to call'
Contrasting quarterbacks will force NFL executives to weigh options heading into draft.

Among NFL scouting combine's biggest headaches for prospects, agents: 40-yard dash - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: An NFL agent offered a peek behind the curtain at the nightmarish side of this event.