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921352 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2008-12-01 02:09:12.0 UTC 2008-11-30T21:09:12.000-05:00 qampa-with-tampa-bay-buccaneers-wide-receiver-antonio-bryant Published 2008-12-01 18:07:46.0 UTC 2008-12-01T13:07:46.000-05:00 sports/football/bucs DTI 45516845 Receiver Antonio Bryant, a sixth-year player in his first season with the Bucs, has had a penchant for making big plays in some of Tampa Bay's biggest wins. The 23-20 victory over the Saints on Sunday was no exception. Bryant set up the Bucs' first touchdown, in the third quarter, when he came back for a diving, 12-yard grab at the Saints 19 on a pass that deflected off fullback B.J. Askew, the intended receiver. Later in the third, Bryant burst past two defenders in the middle of the field on a double move to make a 39-yard touchdown catch, helping put the Bucs ahead 20-10. And Bryant, who had three catches for 63 yards, made a first down on a 13-yard end-around in the second quarter. What happened on your 39-yard touchdown catch? We viewed it from last week's film, playing against Detroit. (Lions strong safety) Dwight Smith zoomed in on one of the routes that I occasionally run that we've been successful at. It's a high-percentage route. So he kind of zoomed in and they came back during the week and said, "Hey, we're gonna run this play right here because we see people keying in on the play." They bit the bait, and we took it. Can you take us through the catch you made when B.J. Askew tipped it? When the ball was in the air, I kind of felt like it was going to be a deflected ball. So I kind of gathered myself to wait on the deflection, because the one thing we didn't want to do is give them the ball on turnovers. So I was either going to have to bat it down … but I had an opportunity to go after it, so I just made a tough catch. How rewarding is it for you that coaches rely on you for some of the key plays this season? I love it. There is nothing showboat about it. It's just playing football, and that's what I enjoy. I love being in these high-amped games. Joe Smith, Times staff writer Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer Bucs,Football,Sports Q&amp;A with Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Bryant Joe Smith Receiver Antonio Bryant, a sixth-year player in his first season with the Bucs, has had a penchant for making big plays in some of Tampa Bay's biggest wins. 4STC Sports Wideout still coming up big External input 7 sp_bucsqa120108 Wideout still coming up big 2008-12-01 05:00:00.0 UTC 2008-12-01T00:00:00.000-05:00 Bucs wide receiver Antonio Bryant scores on a 39-yard catch &#10;in the third quarter after beating Saints safety Roman Harper. resources/images/dti/2008/11/C4S_Bryant120108_47844a.jpg BRIAN CASSELLA | Times resources/images/dti/rendered/2008/11/C4S_Bryant120108_47844a_4col.jpgresources/images/dti/rendered/2008/11/C4S_Bryant120108_47844a_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2008/11/30/45516845-qampa-with-tampa-bay-buccaneers-wide-receiver-antonio-bryant StaffArticle sports,footballFootballsports,football,bucsTampa Bay BuccaneersReceiver Antonio Bryant, a sixth-year player in his first season with the Bucs, has had a penchant for making big plays in some of Tampa Bay's biggest wins. The 23-20 victory over the Saints on Sunday was no exception. Bryant set up the Bucs' first touchdown, in the third quarter, when he came back for a diving, 12-yard grab at the Saints 19 on a pass that deflected off fullback B.J. Askew, the intended receiver. Later in the third, Bryant burst past two defenders in the middle of the field on a double move to make a 39-yard touchdown catch, helping put the Bucs ahead 20-10. And Bryant, who had three catches for 63 yards, made a first down on a 13-yard end-around in the second quarter.Bucs,Football,SportsBucs,Football,SportsJoe Smith 380299 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:35:33.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:35:33.000-04:00 joe-smith published Joe Smith <p>Joe Smith became the Tampa Bay Lightning beat writer for the <i>Tampa Bay</i> <i>Times</i><i> </i>in 2014. He spent the previous six years splitting time covering the Rays, Bucs and Lightning He joined the <i>Times</i> in 2006 after spending two years with the<i> Modesto Bee</i> in California, where he did everything from covering the Single-A Modesto Nuts minor league baseball team and high school football to tackling first-person stories on whitewater rafting and adventure racing. Smith grew up in the Detroit suburbs and attended the University of Michigan, where he covered the football, basketball and hockey teams for the<i> Michigan Daily</i>. He freelanced for the Associated Press and <i>Detroit Free Press</i> before securing internships at <i>Crain's Detroit Business</i> and the <i>Raleigh News </i><i>& Observer</i>. An avid runner, Smith loves traveling, bowling and singing karaoke.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33745475 Joe Smith became the Tampa Bay Lightning beat writer for the Tampa Bay Times in 2014. He spent the previous six years splitting time covering the Rays, Bucs and Lightning He joined the Times in 2006 after spending two years with the Modesto Bee in California, where he did everything from covering the Single-A Modesto Nuts minor league baseball team and high school football to tackling first-person stories on whitewater rafting and adventure racing. Smith grew up in the Detroit suburbs and attended the University of Michigan, where he covered the football, basketball and hockey teams for the Michigan Daily. He freelanced for the Associated Press and Detroit Free Press before securing internships at Crain's Detroit Business and the Raleigh News & Observer. An avid runner, Smith loves traveling, bowling and singing karaoke. <p>Phone: (813) 310 9024</p><p>Email: <a href="mailto:joesmith@tampabay.com ">joesmith@tampabay.com</a> </p><p>Blogs: </p><p><a href="http://tampabay.com/blogs/lightning/">Lightning Strikes</a></p> 1 (St. Petersburg 4/4/2007)&#10;Facebook picture of Joe Smith.&#10;(John Pendygraft | TIMES) /resources/images/dti/2012/10/Smith_Joe_wp.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33745475-joe-smith AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:35:33.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:35:33.000-04:00 <span style="display:none;" class="author vcard"><span class="fn">JOE SMITH</span></span><span style="display:none;" class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times Staff Writer 2279702 2016-05-31 21:53:01.0 UTC 3 Months Ago tampa-bay-buccaneers-and-raymond-james-extend-stadium-naming-rights sports/football/bucs Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Raymond James extend stadium naming-rights agreement to 2027 StaffArticle 2283120 2016-06-25 03:23:24.0 UTC 2 Months Ago orlando-rolls-over-tampa-bay-storm sports/football/storm Orlando rolls over Tampa Bay Storm StaffArticle 2288988 2016-08-10 21:10:48.0 UTC 3 Weeks Ago lawrence-samuels-out-as-tampa-bay-storm-coach sports/football/storm Lawrence Samuels out as Tampa Bay Storm coach StaffArticle <p> Receiver Antonio Bryant, a sixth-year player in his first season with the Bucs, has had a penchant for making big plays in some of Tampa Bay's biggest wins. The 23-20 victory over the Saints on Sunday was no exception. Bryant set up the Bucs' first touchdown, in the third quarter, when he came back for a diving, 12-yard grab at the Saints 19 on a pass that deflected off fullback B.J. Askew, the intended receiver. Later in the third, Bryant burst past two defenders in the middle of the field on a double move to make a 39-yard touchdown catch, helping put the Bucs ahead 20-10. And Bryant, who had three catches for 63 yards, made a first down on a 13-yard end-around in the second quarter. </p> <p> What happened on your 39-yard touchdown catch? </p> <p> We viewed it from last week's film, playing against Detroit. (Lions strong safety) Dwight Smith zoomed in on one of the routes that I occasionally run that we've been successful at. It's a high-percentage route. So he kind of zoomed in and they came back during the week and said, &quot;Hey, we're gonna run this play right here because we see people keying in on the play.&quot; They bit the bait, and we took it. </p> <p> </p> <p> Can you take us through the catch you made when B.J. Askew tipped it? </p> <p> When the ball was in the air, I kind of felt like it was going to be a deflected ball. So I kind of gathered myself to wait on the deflection, because the one thing we didn't want to do is give them the ball on turnovers. So I was either going to have to bat it down … but I had an opportunity to go after it, so I just made a tough catch. </p> <p> </p> <p> How rewarding is it for you that coaches rely on you for some of the key plays this <b>season?</b> </p> <p> I love it. There is nothing showboat about it. It's just playing football, and that's what I enjoy. I love being in these high-amped games. </p> <p> <i>Joe Smith, Times staff writer</i> </p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:45:46