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Daily Bucs Links: Winston vs. Mariota

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Blake Bortles, Derek Carr, Teddy Bridgewater should be in store for breakout 2nd seasons -
Blake Bortles, Derek Carr and Teddy Bridgewater could be in for breakout seasons.

Why Jarryd Hayne will make it in the NFL -- and other rugby league players won't -
We could see a host of Rugby League players try and make it in the NFL. It won't end well.

Everyone is really mad at the Patriots -
Surprise! There's also some important non-Patriots NFL news that you need catch up on before the season opens on Thursday night.

NFL picks 2015, Week 1: Patriots, Seahawks, Cowboys and Bucs locks for opening weekend -
SB Nation's expert NFL panel returns for a new season of predicting games.

WATCH: Press Conferences, September 9
QB Jameis Winston, OC Dirk Koetter and LB Danny Lansanah were among Bucs speaking to the media on Wednesday.

Dick LeBeau "Impressed" with Winston
The Titans’ Assistant Head Coach spoke highly of the Bucs’ quarterback on Tuesday.

Buccaneers Name Six Team Captains
Notes: The NFL's opening weekend brings a lot of season firsts, from the first injury report to the reveal of team captains to the chance for an important opening win at home.'s Bucs Momentum Meter – Week 1 | Pewter Report
Which Bucs have the most momentum and least momentum heading into Week 1 against Tennessee? has the answers in the Bucs Momentum Meter.

Koetter Has High Expectations For O-Line | Pewter Report
When dissecting the Buccaneers personnel on offense, it's easy to see the talent at the skill positions.

Bucs, Titans Downplaying Winston-Mariota Matchup | Pewter Report
It’s Jameis versus Marcus. Heisman versus Heisman. A quarterbacking rematch of last year’s College Football Playoff Semifinal.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coordinator Dirk Koetter is confident in O-line - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter has confidence in the offensive line, despite starting two rookies on Sunday.

Jameis Winston compares Sunday's Marcus Mariota matchup to horse race
Jameis Winston has a historic matchup with Tennessee's Marcus Mariota on Sunday, but the Buccaneers' rookie quarterback turned to a different sport to put the showdown in perspective.

Weapons in place, Bucs’ offensive line could be key | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — It’s not a matter of weaponry. Even without wide receiver Mike Evans, whose sore hamstring kept him out of practice again Wednesday, the Buccaneers still have enough ammunition to attack any foe.

Bucs notes: Season-opening game gets players excited | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The first one never gets old.

LB Jeremiah George happy for homecoming with Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
Jeremiah George played his college ball at Iowa State, was drafted by the Jets and played six games last year with the Jaguars, so the former Clearwater High star is thrilled to be continuing his NFL career so close to home with the Bucs.

Mariota not focused on fan-made rivalry with Winston | Tampa Bay Times
The fascination about which quarterback is better -- Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota -- will continue well past Sunday's game between the Bucs and Titans.

Bucs' Evans still sidelined as Titans game nears | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Bucs WR Mike Evans remains sidelined with a hamstring injury as Sunday's opener against the visiting Titans approaches.

Winston, Mariota exchange praise before Bucs-Titans opener | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA It's not the Run for the Roses (or even the Rose Bowl), but Jameis Winston likened his previous encounters with Marcus Mariota to a pair of thoroughbreds sizing each other up in the starting gate.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 1 Stock Report | Bleacher Report
The practice games are over, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are back to 0-0, looking forward to opening the 2015 regular season at home against the Tennessee Titans this Sunday afternoon.