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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. Bucs running back Leonard Fournette (28) runs for a 20-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Sunday afternoon's NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. The Bucs defeated the Packers, 31-26, to clinch a berth in Super Bowl 55.
  2. Bucs cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting, center, celebrates his interception during the second quarter of the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field.
  3. Bucs outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) sacks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12)  during the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game Sunday at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.
  4. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady can get up to $1 million in incentives if he wins today and on Feb. 7.
  5. Bucs safety Mike Edwards (32), cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting (23) and linebacker Devin White (45) celebrate with cornerback Jamel Dean (35) after Dean intercepted Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown during Tampa Bay's 38-10 triumph on Oct. 18 at Raymond James Stadium.
  6. Bucs safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) breaks up a pass intended for Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley (18) in the end zone during Tampa Bay's 31-27 victory in December. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik)
  7. New Orleans Saints free safety Marcus Williams (43) breaks up a pass intended for Bucs wide receiver Antonio Brown (81) Sunday in New Orleans.
  8. Bucs mascot Captain Fear will be a visible part of the Forever 55 Health and Wellness Program benefiting the east Tampa community.
  9. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is hurried by Bucs inside linebacker Devin White (45) and defensive end Ndamukong Suh (93) during the first quarter of the Bucs' 38-10 triumph Oct. 18 at Raymond James Stadium.
  10. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady (12) leads the offense during the third quarter against the Packers at Raymond James Stadium on Oct. 18, 2020. Tampa Bay won, 38-10.
  11. Bucs running back Ronald Jones (27) passes a ball to teammate Leonard Fournette (28) during a practice last week at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  12. Bucs rookie safety Antoine Winfield Jr. (31) has started all 18 games for Tampa Bay this season.
  13. NFL down judge Sarah Thomas (53) is seen during an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Houston Texans on Jan. 3 in Houston.
  14. Ronde Barber and the Bucs exorcised a smorgasbord of demons — including a three-game losing skid to the Eagles and 0-6 record in playoff road games — with a 27-10 win on Jan. 19, 20103 at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.
  15. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady celebrates his fourth-quarter touchdown during his team's 30-20 playoff win Sunday against the Saints in New Orleans.
  16. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, left, and running back Leonard Fournette celebrate Brady's touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Saints on Sunday.
  17. Bucs safety Mike Edwards (32), running back LeSean McCoy (25) and cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting (23) celebrate in the fourth quarter against the Saints on Sunday.
  18. Saints quarterback Jameis Winston throws out of the wildcat formation for a touchdown in the second quarter against his former team on Sunday.
  19. Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski warms up during practice Thursday at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  20. Bucs free safety Jordan Whitehead, who has started all 17 games this season, was a surprise addition to Tampa Bay's injury report Friday.
  21. Former USF coach Charlie Strong reportedly will join new Jaguars coach Urban Meyer's staff in Jacksonville.
  22. In his last four games against the Bucs, Drew Brees has completed 75 percent of his passes for 811 yards, 10 touchdowns and only one interception. The Saints have won all four games.
  23. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady, left, hugs Saints quarterback Drew Brees following Tampa Bay's 34-23 loss in the 2020 season opener in September at the Superdome in New Orleans.