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Taking care of the football will be key for Buccaneers versus Chiefs

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One of the reasons the Tampa Bay Bucs beat the Chicago Bears was takeaways. Now in come the Kansas City Chiefs, who excel at that part of the game. Kansas City leads the league in takeaways with 22, and in the takeaway-giveaway stats with plus-14. That means the Bucs will have to concentrate on not giving it away on Sunday. “When you watch the tape on these guys, especially their red zone tape, wow,” said Bucs’ Coach Dirk Koetter. “Inside the…

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Gators’ Luke Del Rio looks to cut down on turnovers in bye week

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The lack of an opponent is no reason for the lack of progress. Which is why Luke Del Rio, Gator quarterback, is looking to improve his game this week. Del Rio had missed the previous two games, and showed some rust in his return against Missouri. He threw three interceptions and others that could have been picked off. “I played terrible,” Del Rio told the Gainesville Sun. “I didn’t take care of the ball. It’s my responsibility to take care…

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One month in, Jameis Winston’s turnover woes have returned

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The more Jameis Winston of the Tampa Bay Bucs has thrown the football this season, the more doubts have resurfaced. In four games this season, Winston has thrown eight interceptions. A year ago, he threw seven in his first four games. “Oh yeah, it needs to be discussed,” Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said. “I have not talked to Jameis today, I’m sure I will here at some point, but it definitely needs to be discussed. And Jameis has always been fantastic…

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After further review, Bucs still weren’t good enough

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Dirk Koetter can live with the plays where the Eagles beat his Tampa Bay Bucs. He has a little more problem with the plays where the Bucs beat the Bucs. Tampa Bay lost its first preseason game to Philadelphia, 17-9, fumbling deep inside its 20 twice in the first five minutes to gift-wrap touchdowns to the Eagles. The Bucs struggled protecting the ball, avoiding penalties, holding onto passes and converting third down. “Before you start winning games, you’ve got to…

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