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Daily Bucs Links: Pro Bowl skills challenge

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Falcons believe in all of Dan Quinn’s corny sayings, but ‘In Brotherhood’ most of all -
In the Falcons’ locker room, the idea of brotherhood has helped take them to the Super Bowl.

2016 Patriots are eerily similar to the 2003 Patriots that won the Super Bowl -
Does history really repeat itself? Maybe.

Mel Kiper's mock drafts would have made the Cowboys terrible -
It's a good thing for the Cowboys that they didn't set their big board based on other people's mock drafts.

Deflategate breaks up with the Patriots: 'It's not me. It's you.' -
SB Nation has acquired a copy of the email Deflategate sent to New England ending things for good.

Here's what 'Do Your Job' really means for the Patriots -
More than just a mantra, it’s the driving force behind Bill Belichick’s seventh Super Bowl appearance with the team.

Joe Thomas doesn't want Browns to take a quarterback No. 1 in the 2017 NFL Draft -
His reasoning behind it makes sense.

Pro Bowl Skills Showdown live updates, highlights, results, and more -
Dodgeball, relay races, and quarterback challenges might be the best part of the Pro Bowl weekend.

Falcons' return to the Super Bowl is a triumph for the city of Atlanta -
Despite numerous scars from past disappointments, Atlanta is daring to dream of a championship.

Bucs Well-Represented in Skills Challenge
Gerald McCoy and Mike Evans happily participated in the new (yet fondly remembered) Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, which will air Thursday night on ESPN.

Watch: 1-on-1 with Micheal Spurlock
Senior Writer/Editor Scott Smith spoke with former Buccaneer Micheal Spurlock at the Pro Bowl.

Watch: 1-on-1 with Gerald McCoy
Team Insider Casey Phillips spoke with DT Gerald McCoy at the Pro Bowl.

Watch: Gerald McCoy Mic'd Up at Pro Bowl
DT Gerald McCoy was mic'd up during a Pro Bowl practice.

Bucs Begin Extension Talks With Gholston, Hawley, Other Pending Free Agents | Pewter Report sat down with Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht to learn his plans for the upcoming 2017 NFL free agency period.

Bucs need more weapons for Jameis Winston to contend for Super Bowl
Tampa Bay showed improvement this season with a young roster, but it needs more playmakers to take the next step as a legitimate contender.

Hawaii? Even Bucs' Pro Bowl players OK with Orlando | Tampa Bay Times
For most of its history, the real perk of going to the Pro Bowl -- as an NFL player, as a coach, as a fan, as a reporter -- was Hawaii, the king of All-Star venues.

Andy Reid on Koetter calling plays: 'He'll keep doing it' | Tampa Bay Times
The day after his first season as an NFL head coach ended, the Bucs' Dirk Koetter said he was considering giving up calling offensive plays, recognizing the challenge of doing that and being head coach at the same time. Koetter said his hesitation in giving up play-calling was an awareness of how many successful head coaches have given up the reins on calling plays, only to change course and take them back down the road.

Remember 2012? (Former) Bucs make Pro Bowl presence known | Tampa Bay Times
LAKE BUENA VISTA — Denver cornerback Aqib Talib was running through the names of former Bucs teammates he has been reunited with at the Pro Bowl this week when two of them — Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett — playfully jumped in on the interview.