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Super Bowl rematch: Panthers-Broncos opens season

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Super Bowl rematch. Minus Peyton Manning, of course. The NFL season will begin the way the last one ended, with the Denver Broncos playing the Carolina Panthers. Denver beat Carolina 24-10 in February in the Super Bowl, Manning’s final game. The rematch will be on Thursday night, Sept. 8 in Denver. “We’re glad that it’s out,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway said. “We knew who we were going to play and now we know when we’re…

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Bucs lose personnel director Jon Robinson to Tennessee

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The Tampa Bay Bucs, desperately in need of more personnel, will have to find it with a new personnel director. Jon Robinson, the Bucs’ personnel director the past two years, has taken the general manager’s job at Tennessee. Robinson replaces Ruston Webster, another former Bucs’ scout. With the Titans, Robinson will once again have the No. 1 pick in the draft (he helped guide the team toward Jameis Winston last year). A coaching search begins Thursday. Robinson joined Licht in…

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Marcus Mariota badly outplays Bucs’ Jameis Winston

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Did the Tampa Bay Bucs take the wrong quarterback? Jameis Winston of Florida State over Oregon’s Marcus Mariota? Given the chance, would they do it all over again? Such questions are fair considering how dominant Mariota’s performance was over Winston’s on Sunday afternoon. Actually, a lot of questions are in bounds as the Tennessee Titans won a 42-14 game over Tampa Bay Sunday. Mariota was superb, hitting 13 of 16 passes with four touchdowns, earning a rating of 158.3. By…

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Will the Jameis Winston-Marcus Mariota rivalry last?

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This week, they are rivals. It is not likely to last. This week, the nation is taking sides in the duel between Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. This week, Winston leads his bad team and Mariota leads his, and finally there is something interesting about the Bucs and the Titans. This week, you can pretend that this is a competition with legs, a fledgling Wilt Chamberlain-Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier, Bjorn Borg-John McEnroe, Arnold Palmer-Jack Nicklaus type of battle between…

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