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3 ways the Seahawks win with Doug Baldwin -
The biggest matchup to watch this week? Doug Baldwin vs. Josh Norman.

Eagles expected to hire Doug Pederson as head coach, per report -
Pederson will join the Eagles after serving as offensive coordinator for the Chiefs.

Cam Heyward delivered the most important hit in the Steelers' Wild Card win -
Sure, everyone remembers how the Steelers-Bengals game ended, but Cam Heyward's hit on AJ McCarron in the second quarter is when it all started to unravel for Cincy.

49ers hire Chip Kelly as their new head coach -
Jed York announced the hire on Thursday.

If you can’t stop Dontari Poe, you can’t stop the Chiefs -
The big man in the middle of the Chiefs defense has a special ability as a pass rusher. Just ask Brian Hoyer.

Lavonte David Among 2015's Leading Tacklers
A look at the NFL's top 10 tackling leaders for the 2015 season.

Ali Marpet's Rookie Season a Success
Guard Ali Marpet was graded as one of the NFL’s top run-blockers this season.

A Day in the Life of Russell Shepard
A regular Thursday for the Buccaneers wide receiver.

Statement: Jason Licht on Jon Robinson
Buccaneers GM Jason Licht on former Director of Player Personnel Jon Robinson.

Bucs' Recent Draft Success Cost Them Robinson Who Moves On To Tennessee | Pewter Report
When a front office has success in their NFL drafts, struggling teams take notice.

Bucs Hire Koetter As 11th Head Coach In Franchise History | Pewter Report
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter the 11th head coach in franchise history.

Bucs' Stocker Excited With Koetter Hire | Pewter Report
Count Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Luke Stocker as a fan of the hire of Dirk Koetter.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers to hire Dirk Koetter
The Bucs are staying in-house to fill their head-coaching vacancy, turning to offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter to lead Jameis Winston and Co. Koetter will replace the fired Lovie Smith.

Coaching carousel: 49ers, Eagles, Buccaneers - ESPN Video
Steve Young joins SVP saying he likes all the hirings made recently in the NFL, especially Chip Kelly who he thinks will be more successful with the 49ers than he was with the Eagles.

Family, players, analysts react to Bucs’ expected naming of Koetter as head coach | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — When Dirk Koetter’s daughter, Kaylee, heard the news Thursday, the first thought in her mind was relief that mom and dad were staying put in the Bay area.

Bucs ‘close’ to agreement with Koetter; press conference slated today | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — The sight of Buccaneers offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter at a Tampa-area tax collector’s office on Wednesday sparked speculation he was there to buy Bucs vanity plates ahead of being named the team’s new head coach.

Bucs executive Robinson agrees in principle to become Titans GM | and The Tampa Tribune
TAMPA — By Thursday morning, Buccaneers player personnel director Jon Robinson had already completed much of the work that will go into setting up the team’s 2016 NFL draft board.

Bucs' Jon Robinson to be Titans' new GM | Tampa Bay Times
Jon Robinson, the Bucs' director of player personnel and Jason Licht's right-hand man, has agreed to terms as the new general manager of the Tennessee Titans, the Times' Rick Stroud confirmed Thursday morning.

Bucs nearing deal with OC Koetter to become head coach | Tampa Bay Times
In hiring Koetter, the Bucs opted for continuity for Winston, who overcame a slow start as a rookie to pass for 22  touchdowns, 15 interceptions and score six rushing touchdowns. The Bucs set a club record with more than 6,000 yards and finished fifth overall in total offense. But they floundered with slow starts down the stretch, scoring only two touchdown in the first half of their final four games.

Promoting an assistant after a firing? Rare for NFL teams | Tampa Bay Times
As NFL teams continue to fill their head coach openings -- three in the past day -- and the Bucs contemplate their own options, we looked back over 75 head-coaching changes since the end of the 2005 season and how the league finds its biggest hires.