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Daily Bucs Links: Noah Spence talks

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Ravens franchise kicker Justin Tucker -
Perhaps the Ravens are still spooked by Billy Cundiff's infamous missed field goal in the 2012 AFC Championship.

Joey Bosa answered a question about his hypothetical football son in the most chill way -
Joey Bosa might be the most chill person at the NFL Combine.

Small school prospects refuse to be overlooked at the NFL Combine -
Perception and reality don't align for players in the NFL draft from some of the country's smaller college football program.

Washington to use franchise tag on Kirk Cousins, per report -
After a breakout season, Cousins will now be one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the league.

Alshon Jeffery reportedly getting the franchise tag from Bears -
Jeffery will be paid like a top tier receiver, at least for next season.

Arkansas QB Brandon Allen actually grew his hands for the NFL Draft Combine -
NFL teams believe hand size is important in quarterbacks. So Brandon Allen hired somebody to make his hands bigger. And it worked!

Derrick Henry's closest physical comparison is ... Von Miller? -
No, that's not a mistake. It's a testament to just how dang big and strong and fast Henry is.

You can’t have ‘tiny Burger King hands’ if you want to be an NFL quarterback -
The size of a quarterback's hands became THE issue du jour at the combine Thursday. Why are NFL execs so obsessed with the size of a man's hands?

1-on-1 with Dirk Koetter at the Combine
Buccaneers Head Coach Dirk Koetter breaks down his experience at the NFL Scouting Combine

Licht: NFL Combine is a "Great Tool for Us"
General Manager Jason Licht speaks with Senior Writer Scott Smith during the first day of workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine

4 Standouts from Day 1 at the NFL Combine
A few players who impressed during workouts on Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine

Wrapping Up Day 1 at the NFL Combine Senior Writer Scott Smith and Team Insider Casey Phillips recap the first day of workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine

Noah Spence: I'm Not a Risky Pick
Eastern Kentucky DE Noah Spence, a talented pass-rusher and a potential top-10 pick in the upcoming draft, wants to convince NFL teams that mistakes from his past won't be an issue going forward

NFL Scouting Combine News And Notes: Running Backs And Offensive Linemen | Pewter Report
The NFL Scouting Combine on-the-field drills got underway on Friday with the top offensive linemen and running backs performing under the scrutiny of all the NFL’s 32 teams.

SR’s Fab 5: Could Bosa Become A Buccaneer? Which Bucs Fit 3-4 Scheme? | Pewter Report
Could Ohio State DE Joey Bosa fall to the Buccaneers at No. 9? Which Bucs fit best into a 3-4 defense? Get the answers and more in this edition of SR's Fab 5.

How big of a deal is hand size for QBs? - ESPN Video
Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith react to former Cal QB Jared Goff scoffing at the latest conversations surrounding his 9-inch hands and break down why hand size is crucial to ball security in the NFL.

Polian puzzled that Koetter didn’t draw more interest around NFL | and The Tampa Tribune
Outside of Tampa Bay, where the Buccaneers eventually made the point moot, there weren’t a lot of NFL teams expressing interest this past January in making Dirk Koetter their next head coach.

At NFL combine, DE Noah Spence tackles off-field issues | and The Tampa Tribune
Just as with quarterback Jameis Winston a year ago, few at the NFL scouting combine this week question defensive end Noah Spence’s talent. It’s Spence’s judgment and character that prompt questions.

Licht: Losing Martin does not guarantee Sims will be featured RB | and The Tampa Tribune
For anyone thinking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might simply turn their feature running back duties over to current backup Charles Sims should they lose Doug Martin in free agency, think again.

I'm a fool for watching the NFL combine, and so are you | Tampa Bay Times
You've survived the past two weekends, but it hasn't been easy. You can reflect on the good times, but you can get by on that for only so long. The void you've felt has led you to consider acts that months ago were unspeakable.

Bucs aim for 'explosives' more than high completion percentage | Tampa Bay Times
INDIANAPOLIS — Jameis Winston's intangibles are off the chart, but his throwing mechanics need some improvement. Specifically, the Bucs quarterback tends to get too spread out with his feet and the change in his release point leads to some wayward passes.

Noah Spence regains status as draft prospect after drug issues | Tampa Bay Times
INDIANAPOLIS — He played hard and partied harder, his life in the fast lane fueled by alcohol and ecstasy at parties.