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Daily Bucs Links: Chemistry with Vincent Jackson

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Colin Kaepernick kneeling protest featured on cover of 'Time' magazine -
Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the national anthem has inspired conversation beyond the world of sports.

The Texans tried the same play against the Patriots that lost the Seahawks the Super Bowl -
A fourth down they had to convert and this was the best play they could come up with???????

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin demands national review of police training and policies -
Baldwin used his time at the podium Thursday to speak out about police brutality.

The Patriots look unstoppable no matter who their quarterback is -
New England shut out the Texans with a third-string quarterback.

Why Jacoby Brissett starting at QB for the Patriots matters -
The region’s history of racism against black people and athletes makes Brissett’s start more important than just a third stringer getting some reps in primetime.

Chip Kelly shut down a columnist who tried to condemn Colin Kaepernick -
A columnist was very upset that the 49ers quarterback was answering questions from the press about his protest of racial inequality in America instead of talking about the team's win over the Rams.

Casey's Corner- Careers Outside NFL
Team Insider Casey Phillips asks Buccaneers players what careers they would have if they weren't in the NFL.

The Return of Home Field Advantage
Notes: The Bucs will make their 2016 home debut on Sunday in a new-look Raymond James Stadium, hoping to re-establish the kind of home field edge they've enjoyed in the past…And other notes.

Bucs Prepare For Home Opener
Buccaneers to honor military heroes, team USA Olympians, pediatric cancer survivor and more during regular season home opener.

Former Buc Barron Still Feels Disrespected By Trade To Rams | Pewter Report
The Bucs traded Mark Barron in 2014 to St. Louis for a fourth- and sixth-round draft pick, and now the safety-turned linebacker is out for revenge.

Bucs' Jackson Dispels Notion Of Missing Chemistry | Pewter Report
Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson has caught six passes on 17 targets, but the 12th-year pro doesn't believe chemistry between him and Winston is a problem.

Pewter Report And What The Bucs Podcast: Rams Preview | Pewter Report
Mark Cook of joined Derek Fournier of on Thursday night for their weekly podcast to preview the Bucs and Rams matchup.

Eight-year-old cancer survivor to lead Tampa Bay Buccaneers out tunnel - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Josh Fisher, an 8-year-old cancer survivor connected with the Buccaneers for several years, will lead the team out the tunnel for the home opener.

On the decline? Vincent Jackson says he's still 'playing at a very high level' - Tampa Bay Buccaneers Blog- ESPN
Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson says he is not worried about his slow start and that his recent lack of production has nothing to do with his age.

Go all-access with a freezing Gerald McCoy - ESPN Video
A brief look into the routine and life of NFL player Gerald McCoy. Thursday, McCoy speaks to the media and chills out in sub 200 degree cryotherapy chamber.

Bucs QB Jameis Winston uses 'snap and clear' process to refocus
Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston isn't dwelling on his four-interception game, using a phrase he learned from one of his coaches to move on.

Bucs-Rams: Fast facts about Sunday's game in Tampa | Tampa Bay Times
LOS ANGELES (1-1) at TAMPA BAY (1-1) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, Fox

Charlotte protests have Panthers, NFL 'monitoring events' in advance of Sunday game | Tampa Bay Times
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NFL said its plans are for Sunday's game between the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers to be played as scheduled, although the league will continue to monitor the ongoing violent protests that have gripped Charlotte.

Bucs LT Donovan Smith returns to practice | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Starting LT Donovan Smith, held out of practice Wednesday with a hip injury, was back Thursday, a good sign he will be able to play in the Bucs' home opener Sunday against the Rams.

Early lack of Jackson-Winston chemistry puzzles Bucs | Tampa Bay Times
TAMPA — Vincent Jackson does not sound like he is ready for the old-timers game. He hasn't had to learn how to get open with a walker. He doesn't cash his payroll and pension checks on the same day.