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Daily Bucs Links: Doug Martin's big year

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What makes Pacman Jones and Vontaze Burfict so good is also what makes them a risk -
The Bengals employ Vontaze Burfict and Adam Jones because they are amazing football players. But when you sign players with character issues, there is always a cost.

The NFL may have the answer to its Los Angeles question -
A contentious race between the Chargers, Raiders and Rams is finally coming to an end, if the NFL can convince enough of its owners to agree to the latest compromise.

MMBM: Robert Griffin III still can't win in the playoffs -
Good riddence to Griffin, who proved once again that he can't get it done in the playoffs.

The Packers defense got just what it needed -
Green Bay's defense has struggled down the stretch, but they found their way on a critical early goal line stand in their wild card win at Washington on Sunday.

Film Session with Anthony Becht: Doug Martin
Former Buccaneer & Contributor Anthony Becht is joined by TJ Rives as he breaks down big plays from RB Doug Martin's incredible 2015 season.

Martin's Success Eased Transition for Winston
Doug Martin's dominant season helped Jameis Winston smoothly transition into playing in the NFL.

Infographic: Doug Martin's 2015 Season
An in-depth look at Doug Martin's 2015 season.

A Closer Look: Doug Martin's Pro Bowl Season
An in-depth look at Doug Martin's successful 2015 season. Bucs Monday Mailbag – 1-11 | Pewter Report begins a new offseason Monday feature, giving readers an opportunity to get their questions answered by the PR staff. Today, Mark Cook answers five questions’s 2016 Bucs’ 7-Round Mock Draft | Pewter Report unveiled its initial 2016 Bucs' 7-Round Mock Draft on Monday with Oklahoma State DE Emmanuel Ogbah being the first-round pick.

Vikings’ Walsh latest to miss game-deciding FG in postseason | and The Tampa Tribune
Blair Walsh isn’t the first kicker to let down a coach and fan base during the NFL postseason, and he’s not in bad company, either. Hall of Famers and career record-holders have all hooked or pushed or come up short in heartbreaking fashion.

Ravens owner on Bucs: 'You can't just turn things over' | Tampa Bay Times
We're a few days late on this, but on the same day the Bucs discussed the firing of coach Lovie Smith after a 6-10 record -- setting up their fifth coach in nine seasons -- another NFL owner pointed to Tampa Bay as a model of the trouble of constant change.

Assistant coach Marmie 'shocked' at Lovie Smith's firing | Tampa Bay Times
Even in the context of today's win-now NFL, former Bucs assistant Larry Marmie said he was "shocked" last week when he found out that Lovie Smith would be fired and not brought back for a third season in Tampa Bay.

Dirk Koetter and his days as a college head coach | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Bucs fans can vouch for Dirk Koetter's skills as an offensive coordinator, but as the 56-year-old makes his case to be Tampa Bay's next head coach, you have to go back a decade to check his record running a team of his own.