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Daily Bucs Links: Falcons talk in the Super Bowl

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Roger Goodell couldn’t avoid the Patriots forever -
Goodell wouldn’t go to New England, so New England came to him.

Super Bowl halftime is twice as long. Here's how it messes with players. -
Extra time to rest or change the game plan is nice, but it’s still tough for players and coaches to fill 30 minutes of downtime in the middle of a game. We asked how they deal with it.

Dan Quinn’s 3-step plan that took the Falcons from 8-8 to a Super Bowl -
A thorough game plan and total buy-in goes a long way toward building a winner.

7 revelations from Michael Vick’s letter to Atlanta -
The former Falcons quarterback addressed the city via The Players’ Tribune.

How the Falcons made the tight end the key to their offense -
Few teams can do what the Falcons can with their tight end. NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz explains how one player opens a world of possibilities.

Bill Belichick doesn't give the Patriots any choice but to follow his 'mental toughness' -
Bill Belichick may have mellowed at the podium, but the killer instinct is still there.

Larry Fitzgerald will return for another NFL season -
The Cardinals receiver is holding off retirement after another excellent season.

NFL 2017 Bad Lip Reading is out and as funny as ever -
"The pain is enormous."

Dwight Freeney has all the experience the Falcons defense needs -
As the 15-year veteran get ready to play in his third Super Bowl, the Falcons are leaning on him for more than just his spin moves.

The home of Super Bowl 2017 is also a haven for refugees -
Houston welcomes more refugees than any other city in the United States, and this week, all eyes are on it for reasons besides football.

How Super Bowl media got to be so annoying -
And a taxonomy of what a Super Bowl interview looks like.

National Signing Day Brings Good News for Former Buccaneers
On Wednesday, three former Buccaneer teammates – Mike Alstott, Derrick Brooks and Dave Moore – saw their sons realize their dreams on National Signing Day.

Buccaneers Host Plant High's Signing Day
Eleven seniors from Plant signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday at One Buccaneer Place.

Watch: Buccaneers Insider Live, Feb 1
Senior Writer/Editor Scott Smith and Team Insider Casey Phillips report live from One Buccaneer Place.'s 2017 Bucs' 7-Round Mock Draft 2.0 | Pewter Report
Alabama TE O.J. Howard and Washington S Budda Baker lead off the second edition of' 7-Round Bucs Mock Draft.

Super Bowl LI: Charting the unusual route to becoming a Patriots receiver | Tampa Bay Times
HOUSTON — If you would like to become a job candidate for catching passes from Tom Brady, put together a resume that won't possibly get you noticed.