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Daily Bucs Links: Game day!

Here's your open thread for today.

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The NFL fined Cardinals DE Calais Campbell $18k for the hit Cam Newton complained about - SBNation.com
The league also acknowledged that Campbell should have been penalized for the hit.

Here’s how the Vikings’ offense can get back on track without Norv Turner - SBNation.com
Pat Shurmur and Sam Bradford know how to elevate terrible offenses to mediocre ones.

The NFL’s hot new trend? Backside pulling guards! - SBNation.com
NFL defenses are getting more diabolical every week. An NFL offensive lineman explains how teams are using leaner, more agile offensive guards as counter weapons.

Norv Turner unexpectedly resigns as Vikings offensive coordinator - SBNation.com
This was a surprise.

NFL panic index, Week 9: Remember when we said the Cowboys couldn’t win without Tony Romo? - SBNation.com
Welp, we were wrong.

The NFL’s hot new trend? Backside pulling guards! - SBNation.com
NFL defenses are getting more diabolical every week. An NFL offensive lineman explains how teams are using leaner, more agile offensive guards as counter weapons.

Here’s how the Vikings’ offense can get back on track without Norv Turner - SBNation.com
Pat Shurmur and Sam Bradford know how to elevate terrible offenses to mediocre ones.

Why NFL TV ratings are down, and why you don't have to care - SBNation.com
Football fans aren’t watching. They’re not missing anything.

The Falcons and Kyle Shanahan are growing together - SBNation.com
Kyle Shanahan has always had a knack for the Xs and Os. With the Falcons, he’s mastering the other ingredients it takes to make a great team.

5 Buccaneers to Watch Against Atlanta
A few players to keep an eye on when the Buccaneers host the Falcons in Week 9.

Lynch: Appreciation Will Be Mutual Thursday
Former Buccaneer great John Lynch will become the ninth person inducted into the team's Ring of Honor, an event that has rekindled his appreciation for Buccaneer fans.

John Lynch: A Case for Canton
Nine Pro Bowls, a Super Bowl ring and an indelible mark left on the game are part of John Lynch’s impressive résumé for the Hall of Fame.

Watch: Bucs-Falcons Week 9 Hype Video
Get pumped for the Buccaneers' Week 9 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, November 3.

Are Bucs RB's worth starting Thursday night? - ESPN Video
Tampa Bay enters Week 9 with a banged-up backfield on a short week. Matthew Berry and Field Yates examine the Buccaneers' options and advise fantasy owners how to proceed.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers face daunting task in slowing Falcons' offense - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Buccaneers held the Falcons' offense to 374 yards (52 rushing yards) in a Week 1 win. Can they keep Matt Ryan & Co. in check again?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't faring well with tackling, explosive plays - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
With Julio Jones and an the Falcons offense coming to town, the Bucs have to do a better job tackling and containing the big plays.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers to start fourth different RB against Falcons - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
With Jacquizz Rodgers injured, the Bucs may take a committee approach to the RB position, with the hot hand getting the lion's share of the work.

SR's Fab 5 Reaction: Appreciation For Shepard And McCoy | Pewter Report
Bucs fans offer up their appreciation to underdog WR and special teams ace Russell Shepard and DT Gerald McCoy in this week's SR's Fab 5 Reaction.

Pewter Preview And Predictions: Buccaneers vs. Falcons | Pewter Report
Read how the Pewter Report staff sees Thursday night's game between the Bucs and Falcons playing out in this week's preview.

Koetter Offers Little Insight Into Bucs’ Thursday Ground Attack | Pewter Report
The Tampa Bay Bucs have been decimated at the running back position and it's uncertain who will carry the load Thursday night against Atlanta.

Jones: Why Thursday Night Football must end | Tampa Bay Times
I like Thursday night. I like football.I hate Thursday Night Football.And judging by television ratings for the NFL this season, I'm not alone. Ratings are down. Something is wrong.

Coaches, players dislike Thursday games but won't complain | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Just hours after playing nearly five quarters of football, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy found himself back at One Buc Place late Sunday, getting treatment on his sore and tired body, trying to maintain the machine that feeds his family.

Bucs-Falcons: Five things to watch from Thursday Night Football | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — So much has changed since Week 1, when the Bucs edged the Falcons 31-24 in Dirk Koetter's NFL head coaching debut. The Bucs' top two rushers, Doug Martin and Charles Sims, are injured. The Falcons' leading rusher (Tevin Coleman) and leading receiver (tight end Jacob Tamme) from that game are out with injuries as well. If the Bucs win, they will be within a half-game of the Falcons for the NFC South lead, with the head-to-head sweep in their favor. Here are five things to watch tonight:

Bucs rule out Clinton McDonald for Thursday game | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Bucs defensive tackle Clinton McDonald will miss a fourth straight game with a hamstring injury, the team announced Wednesday in ruling him out for tonight's home game against the Falcons.