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Daily Bucs Links: Homecoming for Buccaneers

Here's your open thread for today.

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The next free agent QB your NFL team needs to sign is … -
Workouts and interviews take so much time. Use this flowchart instead!

Loser NFL players aren't having enough sex -
FACT: The better you lay, the better you play. It rhymes and everything.

The terrible state of NFL offensive line play -
Very smart NFL writers Danny Kelly and Stephen White have a pleasant exchange exploring what's wrong with offensive linemen in the NFL and how to fix it. Also up for grabs this week: contenders and pretenders.

It's not Chip Kelly's fault the Eagles stink -
It's less of a scheme problem and more of an execution problem plaguing the Eagles right now. Danny Kelly peels back the curtain on the NFL's most popular winless team.

The 'no-name' Giants defense finds a way -
The Giants defense couldn't afford a rebuilding year in 2015, even with Jason Pierre-Paul sidelined. After two weeks of finding its way, a group without much star power finally had its statement game.

Drew Brees ruled out against the Panthers with shoulder injury -
The Saints are desperate for a win after starting the season as one of nine 0-2 teams in the NFL.

Buccaneers vs. Texans Injury Report
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been ruled out for Sunday's game.

Buccaneers Insider Live, September 25th
Senior Writer/Editor Scott Smith and Team Insider Casey Phillips report from One Buccaneer Place with guest DE Jacquies Smith.

Coach's Corner: Houston Texans
Scott Smith sits down with Lovie Smith to learn how the team is looking to capitalize on last week's victory, as well as the status of Austin Seferian-Jenkins and the continued success of Jacquies Smith.

SR's Fab 5: Evans Chasing Greatness; Conte A Ballhawk For Bucs | Pewter Report
WR Mike Evans is chasing greatness this year, while Bucs FS Chris Conte is emerging as a playmaker in the Tampa 2. Read about it in this week's SR's Fab 5.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Gerald McCoy praises Texans' J.J. Watt - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Does Tampa Bay Buccaneers captain Gerald McCoy respect J.J. Watt? Well, he can list the Texans star's career accomplishments.

Tim Jennings gets first-team reps with Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
A week after seeing a significant jump in his playing time, Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Tim Jennings could start against the Houston Texans.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins to miss Tampa Bay Buccaneers game in Houston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins won't be in the lineup Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the Houston Texans.

Jameis Winston's exuberance is an asset for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog - ESPN
It's time to revisit some of the major themes around the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they head to Houston to face the Texans.

Bucs’ Lavonte David already on pace for productive season | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into the 2015 season hoping to get more impact plays out of weakside linebacker Lavonte David. So far they’re getting exactly what they asked for.

Bucs Hot Reads: RB Sims head home with momentum | and The Tampa Tribune
As one of several Buccaneers returning to his home state, RB Charles Sims is looking forward to Sunday’s matchup against the Texans.

With family and faith, Bucs’ kicker Brindza overcomes odds, club foot | and The Tampa Tribune
"Run, Forrest, run!"

Bucs hope Mike Evans' return to Texas provides lift (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times
Mike Evans admits his stomach may tighten a bit when he steps onto the field Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston, the way it did when the switch was thrown and the lights came on Friday nights at Ball High School in Galveston, Texas.

Doubt Chris Conte? Bucs safety uses it to his advantage (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The traditional wisdom for athletes on Twitter — for public figures in general — is to ignore the doubters and critics, to stay away from the negativity that inevitably pops up from fans and media.

Bucs vs. Texans Scouting Report, Week 3: Houston has a quarterback problem | Tampa Bay Times
Jameis Winston took the snap, faked the handoff and scanned the field. His deep options, Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy, were well-covered, so instead of checking down to Doug Martin, he scrambled to his right to buy time. He waved Murphy further downfield and heaved the ball 54 yards.

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning defies weakening body with best brain in NFL
With one of the game's greatest minds -- and weakest arms -- how long can the 39-year-old QB continue his magic act?

2015 Buccaneers Q&A: Will Tampa Bay finally win in Houston? - Ultimate Texans
Learn more about the Texans' week 3 opponent.