Rick Stroud - Bucs Reporter

Bucs Reporter

I’m glad we don’t change beat writers the way the Bucs change coaches. My first season was Ray Perkins’ last. He called me to ask if he was getting fired that day. He was. I’m in Tony Dungy’s book, Dirk Koetter’s phone and can sound like Jon Gruden’s voice. Covered the Gators, pinch hit on the Rays beat. Listen to my podcast SportsDay Tampa Bay M-F and you’re set. Dixie Hollins, SPJC, Arkansas State. Played baseball for all of them. St. Pete native. Married to Valerie. Three kids, grown son and two elementary school girls. I love this job. It’s taken me around the world. I’ve stood in the Oval Office, but One Buc Place is my White House.

  1. Wide receiver Cole Beasley got his first game reps with the Bucs last week against the Packers.
  2. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) is pursued by Bucs outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) during Super Bowl 55 at Raymond James Stadium.
  3. Bucs running back Leonard Fournette (7), quarterback Tom Brady (12) and guard Luke Goedeke (67) walk to the sidelines after an unsuccessful two-point conversion attempt in the final seconds of last Sunday's 14-12 loss to the Packers at Raymond James Stadium.
  4. Tom Brady leads the team onto the field during the home opener last Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
  5. Devin White has recorded 24 tackles, including three for loss, three sacks, three quarterback hits, two passes defensed and one forced fumble in three games this season.
  6. The Bucs would prefer to play the Chiefs Sunday at home, but Minnesota has been floated as a possibility if the aftermath of Hurricane Ian makes Raymond James Stadium not an option.
  7. There is a chance the NFL could move the Bucs' game Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs to another city, head coach Todd Bowles said Monday.
  8. Packers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (59) celebrates after knocking down Tom Brady's pass for Russell Gage (18) on a two-point conversion try, securing Green Bay's 14-12 victory Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
  9. Bucs receiver Russell Gage (17) is covered by Packers safety Darnell Savage (26) as the Bucs are unable to convert a 2-point conversion attempt that would have tied the score late Sunday.
  10. Leonard Fournette carries the ball during the Bucs' victory over the Saints last weekend in New Orleans. Fournette picked up 65 yards on 24 carries in the 20-10 win.
  11. Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith (76) lays on the field after being injured during the Bucs' victory over the Cowboys earlier this month in Arlington, Texas.
  12. Quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers of the Packers, left, and Tom Brady of the Bucs, right, talk at midfield following a 2020 game at Raymond James Stadium.
  13. Bucs quarterbacks Tom Brady (12), Ryan Griffin (4) and Blaine Gabbert (back) leave the field along with linebacker Devin White (45) following warmups Thursday at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  14. Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith (76), pictured saluting the fans during a game against the Dolphins in October, returned to practice Thursday.
  15. New Buc Cole Beasley said he has always wanted to play with Tom Brady, who has had success in the past with shorter receivers like the former Bills player.
  16. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13) and Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) get into an altercation during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game in New Orleans.
  17. Former Bucs head coach Bruce Arians, here with GM Jason Licht during a preseason game, argued with officials from the sideline during the Saints game, then received a warning from the league.
  18. Saints tight end Taysom Hill runs past Bucs defensive tackle Akiem Hicks during the first half Sunday's game in New Orleans.
  19. Cole Beasley has been in the NFL 10 years and is the kind of veteran receiver Tom Brady likes having in the lineup.
  20. Bucs tackle Brandon Walton saw significant reps Sunday against the Saints once Josh Wells went down with an injury.
  21. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans leaves the field after being thrown out of the game against the Saints on Sunday.
  22. Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans (13), quarterback Tom Brady (12) and Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) get into an altercation during the second half of Sunday's game.
  23. Bucs linebacker Devin White reacts after a play during Sunday's 20-10 victory over the Saints.

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