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Daily Bucs Links: Coaching search continues

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Chiefs, Steelers and Texans are leaning on running backs you’ve probably never heard of -
Sometimes it's not the stars, but the backups who make the difference in the playoffs.

Marshawn Lynch ruled out for Seahawks vs. Vikings -
Marshawn Lynch is eighth in NFL history in postseason rushing yards, but he won't be playing for Seattle in their WIld Card round opener on Sunday in Minnesota.

The Texans aim to keep it simple against the Chiefs -
Houston defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel shared some insight into his remarkably simple game plan for stopping the Chiefs on Wild Card Weekend.

Is Kirk Cousins running an illegal dogfighting operation out of his house? -
It appears so from these grisly images

Tyler Eifert is the Steelers’ worst nightmare -
It's almost impossible for defenses to match up against the Bengals tight end.

Doug Martin Up for Ground Player of the Year
Fan voting on, which began Friday, will determine whether Doug Martin, Adrian Peterson or Todd Gurley is this year's FedEx Ground Player of the Year in the NFL.

Winston Nominated for Two NFL Awards
Tampa Bay's breakout star quarterback now needs fan votes to take home this year's awards for NFL Rookie of the Year and Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year.

Doug Martin Named AP All-Pro
Doug Martin has been named to the Associated Press' All-Pro team for the first time in his career.

Breakdown: Hall of Fame Candidates
Scott Smith and Casey Phillips explain how the final selection of the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees might result in former Bucs safety John Lynch getting a gold jacket.

Buccaneers Confirm Head Coach Interviews
The Bucs are confirming that Arizona OC Harold Goodwin and Panthers DC Sean McDermott are interviewing for the team's head coaching position.

SR's Fab 5: Bucs Came Out Flat In Saints Game Due To Smith; Glazers Empower Licht | Pewter Report
Lovie Smith killed the Bucs' pre-game buzz prior to the Saints game, the Glazers have empowered GM Jason Licht and more in this week's edition of SR's Fab 5.

McCoy Isn't Jealous Of Winston: "This Is Jameis Winston's Team, Glad It Is" | Pewter Report
There was an item in my SR’s Fab 5 column on on Friday that touched a nerve with Pro Bowl Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, and rightly so looking back on it. McCoy and I spoke on the phone today to clear up some misperceptions on a couple of topics.

Buccaneers LB Bruce Carter capitalized late in 'frustrating' season - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Bruce Carter expected to be a starter when Tampa Bay signed him last offseason, but he didn't play much until the end of the year.

Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin scheduled to interview with Bucs - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Harold Goodwin may get a chance at a head-coaching job sooner than he expected.

Khalil Mack of the Oakland Raiders makes history by being named AP All-Pro at 2 positions
Khalil Mack has made All-Pro history, being selected at two positions -- defensive end and outside linebacker -- on the 2015 Associated Press All-Pro Team, an NFL first.

Bucs interviewing Cardinals OC Goodwin, Panthers DC McDermott | and The Tampa Tribune
Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht began the team’s search for a new head coach on Friday by reaching out to a pair of candidates whose work he is directly familiar with.

Bucs QB Winston named NFL Rookie of Year candidate | and The Tampa Tribune
Quarterback Jameis Winston continues to reap rewards for leading the Buccaneers’ fifth-ranked offense this season.

Dungy, Lynch among finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame | and The Tampa Tribune
Former Bucs, John Lynch and Tony Dungy were among the 15 finalists announced Thursday night for the 2016 Hall of Fame Class.

Bucs coaching search begins with assistants from Panthers, Cardinals | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs' search to replace fired coach Lovie Smith is off and running, with the team confirming Friday that it will interview two up-and-coming candidates over the weekend who have a history with general manager Jason Licht.

Bucs running back Martin named All-Pro | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Bucs RB Doug Martin, who finished second in the NFL with 1,402 rushing yards, was named to the Associated Press All-Pro team Friday.

Into the Fire | Phoenix New Times
Two former Arizona State University football players have died from bullet wounds to the head.

Dirk Koetter's previous head coaching job should raise some alarming red flags for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. - Tampa Bay - Scout
Ready to crown Dirk Koetter the Bucs' next head coach? You might feel differently after a deeper look at his last stop as a head coach.

Buccaneers' mishandling of Lovie Smith shouldn't be excused