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Chip Kelly may be emotionally dumb, but someone's going to hire him - SBNation.com
The Eagles have made it clear that the next head coach should have a warmer personality than Chip Kelly. Plenty of teams may be happy to enter that cold relationship if it means winning.

Cam Newton named his son Chosen, which is the best name - SBNation.com
Out of the many Newton names, Chosen is the best

2016 NFL Draft: What makes Jared Goff the best QB in the draft - SBNation.com
The Golden Bears quarterback has officially gone pro, and should be appealing to several teams at the top of the draft.

Bill Belichick rips the Eagles for firing Chip Kelly after just 3 years - SBNation.com
The Patriots head coach doesn't think much of the players Kelly sent packing.

5 Buccaneers to Watch Against the Panthers
Five players to keep an eye on when the Buccaneers take on the Panthers in Week 17.

Key Matchups: Buccaneers vs. Panthers
Doug Martin heads into the Bucs' season finale with a shot at the NFL rushing title but Pro Bowl LB Luke Kuechly won't make it easy for Martin to surpass Adrian Peterson.

Football Geekery: Records Set to Fall
Once again this year we channel our inner pigskin nerd and dive a little deeper into the statistics to help illuminate Buc football …This week: Charles Sims, Lavonte David and offensive improvement.

Panthers A Model Of Success For Bucs To Follow | Pewter Report
Perhaps no franchise over the past five years has witnessed a more impressive rise than Carolina, a team built from the ground up.

SR's Fab 5: Defensive Overhaul Coming; Bucs' Free Agent Forecast | Pewter Report
Major changes are coming to Tampa Bay's defense and a look at the Bucs' future forecast in this week's edition of SR's Fab 5.

Lovie Smith: Panthers provide 'model of what we're going to do' with Bucs - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Tampa Bay's opponent in the season finale provides the blueprint for success in the NFC South.

Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy: Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is NFL MVP - Carolina Panthers Blog- ESPN
Add yet another person who thinks Panthers quarterback Cam Newton deserves to win the NFL MVP this season: Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans hopes to match up Josh Norman - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Mike Evans didn't line up against Josh Norman in Tampa's first game with Carolina this season, but the Bucs receiver hopes that changes in Week 17.

Jameis Winston was hit too often this season, Bucs coordinator says - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs' quarterback was sacked 25 times and hit 99 more, but he isn't complaining. 'I love football and I'm trying to get in the action,' he says.

Tale of the tape: Rookie seasons of Cam Newton and Jameis Winston - Carolina Panthers Blog- ESPN
Is Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston better than the Panthers' Cam Newton was as a rookie in 2011? The numbers are strikingly similar.

Getting to know Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Keith Tandy - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
From forensics to football, Bucs safety Keith Tandy says 'there is no substitute for hard work.'

Winston: Bucs WR Jackson taught him to be a pro | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
Wide receiver Vincent Jackson has done a lot more than just catch passes and score touchdowns during the four seasons he has spent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Buccaneers’ penchant for penalties has been perplexing | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
There’s no truth to the rumor the NFL has asked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to change their primary color from red to yellow. But Tampa Bay fans would surely understand such a directive.

With homefield on line, Carolina to play best against Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Panthers were perfect until last week's loss at Atlanta ended a streak of 18 regular-season wins, the longest in NFC history. At 14-1, they need a win over the Bucs on Sunday or an Arizona loss to secure homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.

Bucs' Mike Evans gears up for challenge of Panthers defense | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Like his team, Bucs receiver Mike Evans wants to finish the 2015 season on a positive note, but he'll try to do so Sunday against a Carolina defense that has held him in check as well as any in the league.