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Daily Bucs Links: Resurgent Tampa Bay

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NFL picks 2016, Week 8: Is this the week the Browns get their 1st win? -
The Vikings and Patriots are expected to win, but we have a few outliers on what otherwise would have been unanimous selections.

Blake Bortles says the Jaguars’ Color Rush uniforms are ‘ugly as hell,’ and he’s right -
Mustard yellow is always a bad idea.

Bruce Arians said letting players leap over the center to block FGs is dangerous -
The Arizona Cardinals’ head coach said on Sirius XM Radio that the play is "bad for football."

Richard Sherman wore his ‘Harry Potter’ Halloween costume to a press conference -
Happy Halloween to all fellow Gryffindors.

In the NFL, momentum is a myth, but confidence is real -
Fans watching a game and broadcasters in the booth call it momentum, but as NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz explains, it’s something entirely different for the players on the field.

NFL panic index, Week 8: The Vikings have been exposed -
More losses could be coming for Washington, while more heartbreak awaits the Titans. And will poor Geno Smith ever get another chance?

Watch: Casey's Corner- NFL Logos Part 2
Team Insider Casey Phillips asks Buccaneers players to draw NFL logos from memory.

D-Line Reinforcements on the Way?
Tampa Bay's defensive front got Gerald McCoy back last weekend and could soon be closer to full strength after Robert Ayers and Clinton McDonald practiced in limited fashion on Wednesday.

Buccaneers Injury Report, October 26
A look at Wednesday's injury report.

Shepard Takes the Lead
WR Russell Shepard may prove to be an important part of the team's efforts to replace Vincent Jackson, and he's also growing into a role as a team leader.

Bucs Still Awaiting Emergence Of Viable Kick Return Option
Through six games, the Tampa Bay Bucs continue to be without a quality option to return kickoffs. The team is ranked last in the NFL in return average.

Bucs WR Murphy Suffers New Injury In Comeback Bid | Pewter Report
Injuries have hit the Buccaneers as hard as any team in the NFL, maybe no team in the league more than Tampa Bay in fact.

Are The Bucs In The Market for Veteran Speed Receiver? | Pewter Report
According to a report from CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the Bucs could be in the market for Alshon Jeffery or Torrey Smith come the trade deadline.

SR's Fab 5 Reaction: Bucs Fans Love Evans, Think Goodell Is Ruining The NFL | Pewter Report
Bucs fans love wide receiver Mike Evans and loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in this week's edition of SR's Fab 5 Reaction.

Bucs defensive end Robert Ayers returns to practice - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Robert Ayers, the Bucs' big free-agent acquisition this offseason who has been sidelined with an ankle injury, practiced on Wednesday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy suffers setback - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
WR Louis Murphy, who had been given clearance to begin practicing after coming off the PUP list, has suffered a setback unrelated to his knee rehab.

NFL Rumor Central: Could Bucs part ways with Verner to add a WR? - NFL Rumor Central- ESPN
Former Pro Bowler Alterraun Verner has been seeing less and less time in the Buccaneers secondary this season. Could he be on the trading block?

Bucs' Jameis Winston thrilled Russell Shepard is getting opportunity - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Russell Shepard, who came into the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2013, is getting a bigger chance to show what he can do as a receiver.

Bucs lag in 'explosives' as defined by Dirk Koetter | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Dirk Koetter doesn't share all the details, but the Bucs coach has a list of specific statistical goals for every game, little things that he believes are key ingredients to NFL victories.

Offensive line biggest factor in Bucs' resurgence | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — This will sound arrogant. Maybe a little immodest, traits not associated with an offensive lineman. In proper context, it wasn't meant that way. But when talking about the Bucs' success running the football the past two games, despite missing their top two running backs, tackle Demar Dotson was also being completely honest.

Bucs' defensive line gets healthy in time for Raiders | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — The Bucs haven't been this healthy since the start of the season.