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Daily Bucs Links: Looking toward the Rams

Here's your open thread for today.

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Jay Cutler is day-to-day with thumb sprain -
Cutler sustained ligament damage in his thumb in Week 1 against the Texans and aggravated the injury in Week 2’s loss to the Eagles.

The Seahawks, and other NFL teams, will always try to skirt practice rules -
Pete Carroll's Seahawks keep getting caught for pushing the limits of offseason practices, and even hefty NFL sanctions may not stop them.

Von Miller wrecked the Colts -
The Colts didn’t double-team Von Miller. And, yes, you absolutely WILL believe what happened next.

NFL picks 2016, Week 3: Experts see big wins for the Packers and Panthers -
Sure, it's not a stretch to see a unanimous vote for the Dolphins to beat the Browns, but is this week really that much of a sure thing for the Panthers and Packers?

Buccaneers Power Rankings: Week 3
The Bucs are coming into their home opener at 1-1 after falling to the Cardinals. Where does the loss leave them in this week’s Power Rankings?

NFC South Running Backs in Flux
Around the NFC South, RB Edition: The Bucs and the Panthers are dealing with backfield injuries, the Falcons are developing a two-headed attack and the Saints are stuck in neutral.

Buccaneers Cheerleader Spotlight: Kelly
This week's cheerleader spotlight features Kelly.

Containing Gurley Key for Bucs in Week 3
Kwon Alexander knows that the Buccaneers must slow down Todd Gurley in order to secure a victory in Week 3.

Koetter Expects "Fantastic Resiliency" From Bucs This Week | Pewter Report
After losing 40-7 in Arizona on Sunday, Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said he expects "fantastic resiliency" from his team in Raymond James next week.

Bucs Need To Flip Discouraging Turnover Differential | Pewter Report
There are three teams in the NFL that have yet to force a turnover through two games and the Bucs are in that small group.

A week in the life of Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy - 2016 NFL
Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy gives ESPN an all-access look at what a game week is like for an NFL player.

Dirk Koetter expects 'fantastic resiliency' from Bucs after blowout loss - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Dirk Koetter wants to see how his football team rebounds from the highs of winning a divisional game on the road to the lows of a humiliating loss.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin to undergo MRI Tuesday - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
The Bucs are hoping for the best as their Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin undergoes an MRI on his hamstring.

Bucs' David Often Double-Teamed; Turnovers Spelled Disaster, Koetter Said | Pewter Report
Bucs linebacker Lavonte David, normally the team’s leading tackler, was made virtually ineffective by the Cardinals offense Sunday, and that was by design.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin expected to miss three weeks
Bucs RB Doug Martin, who was second in the NFL in rushing last year, will likely miss three weeks with an injured hamstring, a source told ESPN.

Fennelly: When Jameis Winston gets a grip on his emotions, Bucs will benefit | Tampa Bay Times
He doesn't like to lose.That's Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston.He has firmly established that.It's what makes him a leader. Love it.That passion and fire will eventually make him a great quarterback.

Bucs pass defense struggles in first two games | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Be it missed tackles or miscommunication, the Bucs' pass defense struggled badly in Sunday's 40-7 loss at Arizona, giving up six pass plays of at least 20 yards, more than in any game last season.

Rams look to get Todd Gurley going, punish with front seven vs. Bucs - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Todd Gurley has combined for just 98 rushing yards in two games, but the Rams are 1-1 thanks in part to strong play from their D-line and linebackers.

Bucs-Rams: Catching up with former Rams running back, and Bucs fan, Larry Smith | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — It has been 47 years since the Los Angeles Rams selected running back Larry Smith with the No. 8 pick in the 1969 draft, and to this day, it remains the highest that any player from Tampa has been selected.