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The Crow’s Nest: OTAs, major rule change, and Gruden doing Gruden things.

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Dirk Koetter Talks "Huge Load Off My Plate" -
Koetter takes us inside Todd Monken's new assignments.

HBO: Ex-Buc Scot Brantley battling Alzheimer’s, claim denied by NFL
Former Bucs linebacker Scot Brantley is battling Alzheimer's Disease and has had his concussion settlement claim rejected by the NFL, according to HBO.

Rule Changes Will Challenge Bucs Lines -
Oh boy. This will certainly screw things up in the trenches.

Photos: Bucs open OTA practices | Tampa Bay Times
Pictures of Bucs OTAs.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers veteran Gerald McCoy says rookie defensive tackle Vita Vea will be nicknamed "Maui" - ESPN
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gerald McCoy has nicknamed rookie defensive tackle Vita Vea "Maui" after the character from the Disney film "Moana."

Bucs' McCoy Excited About What Buckner Brings To The Table | Pewter Report
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy has had more coaches that he can count on both hands, but believes Brentson Buckner is the irght fit to help him excel even more.

Bucs Have Lofty Expectations for Chris Godwin
Chris Godwin is generating a lot of buzz in his first full offseason at One Buccaneer Place, where teammates and coaches are predicting a very bright future for the young wideout

Why the NFL approved a rule that will make ejections reviewable in 2018 -
The league gets a step closer to adopting the NCAA’s "targeting" rule with the change.

NFL goal-line offenses are doing it all wrong (except for the Patriots) -
Retired NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz shatters the conventional wisdom about what an offense should do when it’s one or two yards from paydirt.

Why did Jon Gruden and the Raiders trade for QB Christian Hackenberg? -
Gruden loved Hackenberg as a prospect, so he gave up a seventh-rounder to roll the dice on him

Eagles declined Nick Foles-Browns trade earlier this offseason -
Shortly before the start of the league year, the Philadelphia Eagles turned down a potential trade that would have sent Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles to the Cleveland Browns for the 35th overall pick in the 2018 draft.

Owners approve changes to kickoff, use of helmet -
NFL owners voted Tuesday to adopt a revamped kickoff play for the 2018 season. Owners also approved the ejection standards to go along with the "use of the helmet" rule.