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Heavenly Hype-free -
Hope or hype?

Next step for Bucs LBs David, Alexander: ‘Quicker decision-makers’ - Tampa Bay Times
Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander are at the very center of the Bucs defense, and since they've established their quickness and playmaking ability, their next step should be a mental one this upcoming season.

Gerald McCoy has some ‘Super Friends’ to help him on the D-line
Bucs defensive line coach Brentson Buckner sat Gerald McCoy down the other day and stated the obvious: He no longer has to wear a cape and put the defense on his back.

Bucs coordinator Mike Smith: We have to be better – ProFootballTalk
The Buccaneers were last in the league in sacks and passing yards allowed last year, so it stands to reason that they spent most of their offseason capital on that side of the ball. So defensive coordinator Mike Smith knows the expectation will be on improvement.

Beckwith "On Schedule" -
A Kendell Beckwith update.

Cover 3: Licht A True Gamer Of The Draft; Cappa An Improv Lineman For Bucs | Pewter Report
In this week's Cover 3, Trevor Sikkema breaks down exactly why the Bucs draft was one of the best of 2018, and also a film review of Alex Cappa.

NFL to consider several proposed kickoff rule changes -
The NFL will present several proposed rule changes aimed at improving player safety during kickoffs at next week's Spring League Meeting in Atlanta.

Dez Bryant doesn't regret passing on Ravens offer -
Wide receiver Dez Bryant continues to mull his options a little more than a month since the Dallas Cowboys released him on April 13, but he doesn't regret not signing with the Baltimore Ravens.

New Orleans Saints players voice support for Louisiana House Bill 265 -
Demario Davis and Ben Watson have officially endorsed the legislation.

Thighger Woods, and 20 other nicknames for Saquon Barkley’s golf thighs -
Good thighs.