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Daily Bucs Links: Jameis Winston's slow start

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Ranking this week’s NFL fines, from chalk tossing to imaginary archery -
Whatever you do, DO NOT shoot an imaginary bow and arrow at the sky.

8 reasons we feel sorry for the Browns -
We don’t want to laugh at the Browns anymore. We’d rather just give them a hug.

Panthers cut starting cornerback less than a week after Julio Jones racked up 300 yards -
Bene Benwikere was the main victim of Julio Jones during a 300-yard game for the Falcons WR.

Buccaneers likely to be shorthanded vs. Panthers, especially on D-line - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The list of injured players for the Bucs continues to grow, as D-linemen Gerald McCoy, Noah Spence and Clinton McDonald each missed Friday's workout.

SR's Fab 5: General Alexander In Charge Of Bucs' D; First Month Of Koetter Ball | Pewter Report
Despite not having a "C" on his chest, MLB Kwon Alexander is the general of the Bucs defense, and a look at the first month of Koetter Ball in SR's Fab 5.

Pewter Report & What The Buc Podcast: Broncos Review and Panthers Preview | Pewter Report
Mark Cook of joined Derek Fournier of on Thursday night for their weekly podcast to preview the Bucs and Panthers.

Fennelly: Bucs need to quit trying to explain away Jameis Winston's lousy start | Tampa Bay Times
As part of Stand Up For Jameis Week at Bucs headquarters, offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Todd Monken read part of his term paper aloud on Thursday morning. It concerned Jameis Winston's eight touchdowns and eight interceptions in the first quarter of this 1-3 Bucs season.

Bucs-Panthers Inside the Numbers: Here's why Carolina is 1-3 | Tampa Bay Times
15: Panthers wins last seasonCarolina played in eight games last season decided by one score and won seven. That .875 win percentage was the best in the NFL. One could argue that means the Panthers were really clutch, but such hot streaks aren't sustainable. It was only fitting, then, that Carolina fell one point short in this season's opener against Denver.

Bucs' injuries causing big depth problem | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Lingering injuries at running back and on the defensive line have the Bucs facing significant depth concerns entering Monday's game at Carolina, perhaps necessitating roster moves just to add healthy backups.

Is Jameis Winston taking too much punishment?: Why the hits keep coming | Tampa Bay Times
Jameis Winston is taking a lot of hits.From fans. From the media. But mostly from defenders with bad intentions.