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Daily Bucs Links: Whither Doug Martin?

Here's your open thread for today.

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Vikings CB Terence Newman led the mutiny against Mike Zimmer's game plan -
Xavier Rhodes, don’t listen to Newman unless Zimmer tells you to.

Derek Carr’s recovery expected to be 6-8 weeks after surgery on fractured fibula -
This is a huge blow to the silver and black.

Jason Garrett has a very good reason for not resting Dak Prescott and the Cowboys’ starters -
Yes, for the second time, Jason Garrett is not resting his starters. And it makes sense.

Gus Bradley got fired and, voila, the Jaguars finally looked like the team they were supposed to be -
Six days after Gus Bradley was fired, the Jaguars finally looked like a good football team.

NFL mock draft 2017: What if teams earned their draft position by winning? -
Myles Garrett to the Cowboys? Deshaun Watson to the Patriots? Welcome to the up-is-down mock draft.

NFL playoff standings 2016: Falcons are a win away from a 1st-round bye in NFC -
The Falcons only need to beat the Saints to earn the No. 2 seed in the NFC.

Chiefs let Dontari Poe pass for a touchdown because it's OK to have fun sometimes -
People were mad and confused by Andy Reid’s decision, but there’s really no need for either reaction. What the Chiefs did made perfect sense.

Hue Jackson justified the Browns' faith in the same week that Rex Ryan burned up his last chance -
The Browns fought hard for their first win of the season and found meaning in it. Buffalo couldn’t even get 11 men on the field when it mattered most.

Ravens fullback’s TD to take a lead vs. Steelers may have lost the game -
Pittsburgh had plenty of time left to lock up a victory, and the division.

Lions defender gets penalized for tackling Ezekiel Elliott -
It’s hard to know what’s legal in the NFL anymore.

Jonez on Jonez: The Raiders were our last best hope to stop a Patriots' Super Bowl run -
The Raiders lost Derek Carr because of the Colts, and now Pittsburgh or Kansas City are the only teams left with any shot at beating the Patriots.

Ezekiel Elliott used Ohio State’s 2015 Sugar Bowl win over Alabama to trash talk -
Elliott is using his college games to trash talk NFL opponents.

Cowboys punter Chris Jones smashes returner with a huge hit -

Lions vs. Cowboys 2016 results: Ezekiel Elliott and Dez Bryant propel Dallas past Detroit, 42-21 -
Dallas came out with a huge win at home.

Podcast: Reynolds Tells 620 WDAE "It's Feast Or Famine" With Martin | Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds joined 620 WDAE's Darek Sharp on Monday to break down the Bucs' 31-24 loss and discuss Doug Martin in this podcast.

Koetter Mum On Bucs RB Martin’s Future Status | Pewter Report
Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter made the surprising move of deactivating running back Doug Martin in favor of Jacquizz Rodgers last weekend.

Pewter Report's Bucs Monday Mailbag 12-26: Martin, Draft Needs And More | Pewter Report began a new offseason feature this year, giving readers an opportunity to get their questions answered about the Bucs by the PR staff.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' benching of Doug Martin raises huge questions - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
With the Buccaneers' playoff hopes in shambles, the team now will face the fallout from the choice to make Doug Martin inactive before Saturday's loss.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter defends his call to sit out running back Doug Martin
Two days after Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was made a healthy scratch against the New Orleans Saints, coach Dirk Koetter stood by his decision.

Koetter stands by decision to bench Martin - ESPN Video
Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter has no regrets for benching RB Doug Martin during last Saturday's game against the Saints.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter says shuffled offensive line did "all right" | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Kevin Pamphile had only one practice at right tackle last week before making the move there from left guard for Saturday's loss at the Saints.

Lions' loss at Dallas keeps Bucs' playoff hopes alive | Tampa Bay Times
ARLINGTON, Texas — Dez Bryant threw his first career touchdown between two scoring catches, Ezekiel Elliott ran for two TDs and the Cowboys kept Detroit from clinching a playoff spot with a 42-21 win over the Lions on Monday night.

Buccaneers vs. Saints Turning Point, Week 16: Josh Huff's muffs | Tampa Bay Times
Remember, remember the third of November.The Buccaneers' season turning point.

Doug Martin to be inactive for Bucs' season finale | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Two days after being benched for the first time in his pro career, Doug Martin's season appears to be over and his future with the Bucs is in doubt.