Joey Knight - Bucs Reporter

Bucs Reporter

I'm a fourth-generation Floridian born at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, which makes me somewhat of a demographic outlier. My family arrived in Zephyrhills before McDonald's, and I've resided there most of my life. When I was a grade-schooler, my passions were sports and creative writing, in that order. Today I'm an old-schooler (don't be dissing on '80s hard rock), and that order has been flipped. I love telling stories, be they about first basemen or first responders. These days, I cover the Bucs, but I'll dabble in other stuff (Colleges, Rays, Gasparilla Distance Classic, etc.).

  1. Then-Iowa State assistant coach Alex Golesh, left, and head coach Matt Campbell, right, dispute a call during a 2019 game.
  2. Bucs Pro Bowl safety Antoine Winfield (31) sustained an ankle injury, and was briefly evaluated for a possible concussion, during his team's 23-17 overtime loss last Sunday to the Browns in Cleveland.
  3. Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich (left) and quarterback Tom Brady shed little insight Friday into the team's highly criticized clock-management decisions at the end of regulation in its overtime loss to the Browns last weekend.
  4. Days after losing his father, Bucs linebacker Devin White provided Thanksgiving turkeys and meals to needy families in Louisiana and Florida.
  5. Former Bucs receiver Antonio Brown hasn't played in the NFL since his release by the Bucs on Jan. 6, four days after his bizarre sideline departure during a game against the Jets.
  6. Bucs safety Logan Ryan (26) celebrates with teammates after intercepting an Aaron Rodgers pass in a Week 3 loss to the Packers. Ryan broke his foot the following week against the Chiefs and hasn't played since.
  7. Plant High junior Jayden Spencer (23) brings the ball upcourt during his team's season opener at Gaither on Tuesday. Only eight months earlier, he had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin large B-cell lymphoma, which required six rounds of intense chemotherapy.
  8. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws during the second half of his team's 23-17 overtime loss Sunday to the Browns. The Bucs offense was stymied by penalties, injuries and some missed throws in the extra session.
  9. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, left, targeted Mike Evans nine times Sunday in Cleveland, but connected with him only twice.
  10. It's possible offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs will only miss a few weeks for the Bucs.
  11. UCF quarterback John Rhys Plumlee (10) runs for a 64-yard touchdown in the first quarter Saturday against USF. The Knights amassed 345 yards on the ground in a wild 46-39 triumph.
  12. Jackson State coach (and Pro Football Hall of Famer) Deion Sanders is a popular choice among fans to replace Jeff Scott as USF football coach.
  13. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady fires up the Allianz Arena audience as he runs onto the field before his team's Nov. 13 game against the Seahawks in Munich, Germany. The Bucs won, 21-16.
  14. Vita Vea, seen here earlier in the season, was back at practice on Friday.
  15. Bucs receiver Julio Jones makes a catch during warmups before his team's Nov. 6 game against the Rams at Raymond James Stadium.
  16. Bucs tailback Leonard Fournette (7) scores on a 1-yard run during the first half of his team's 21-16 win against the Seahawks Nov. 13 in Munich, Germany. Fournette later exited the game with a hip pointer.
  17. Bucs linebacker Devin White hasn't collected 15 or more tackles in a game since last November, but he predicted getting at least 15 Sunday against the Browns in Cleveland.
  18. Former Bucs standout Warrick Dunn speaks in front of Angela Smithen’s new east Tampa home on Tuesday. Smithen and her new next-door-neighbor, Deniseshia Nu'man, benefited from Dunn's “Homes for the Holidays” charity program, which has helped facilitate the home-buying process for more than 200 single-parent families.
  19. Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) is sacked by Bucs outside linebacker Joe Tryon-Shoyinka (9) during the first half of the Bucs' 21-16 triumph in Munich, Germany, on Nov. 13.
  20. USF quarterback Quinton Flowers accounted for 605 yards by himself in his team's 49-42 loss to rival UCF in the teams' classic 2017 encounter in Orlando.
  21. University of Tampa men's basketball coach Richard Schmidt, 80, gives instructions during a recent practice at Bob Martinez Athletics Center. Schmidt, in his 40th season, has won more than 700 games at the school.
  22. Bucs inside linebacker Devin White has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week following his inspirational effort in Sunday's 21-16 win against the Seahawks in Germany. Three days before the game, White learned his father had died unexpectedly at age 45.
  23. Former USF standout Greg Reaves was a breakout player last spring for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the re-booted United States Football League. The Bandits announced Tuesday they won't be a part of the USFL's 2023 season.

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