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. Inside linebacker Devin White was among a number of veteran starters who did not show for the Bucs' first week of voluntary offseason workouts.
  2. New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers speaks to members of the media Tuesday at the team's practice facility in Florham Park, New Jersey. The Bucs will participate in at least two joint workouts with the Jets prior to their Aug. 19 preseason game at MetLife Stadium.
  3. New Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield participates in organized team activities on Tuesday.
  4. Bucs outside linebacker Jose Ramirez makes a play during rookie minicamp at the AdventHealth Training Center on May 13.
  5. The Bucs have signed former Seahawks wide receiver David Moore.
  6. Timothy Trainor, left, president of Mount St Mary's University, shows three fingers for the amount of Super Bowl rings that Bucs head coach Todd Bowles, right, has during the university's 215th commencement exercise Saturday in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
  7. Bucs outside linebacker YaYa Diaby (0) is pictured on the field during rookie minicamp Friday at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  8. Bucs head coach Todd Bowles will walk with the Class of 2023 Saturday at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in youth and community development.
  9. The Bucs will host Jalen Hurts (1) and the NFC champion Eagles in one of their two prime-time games of the 2023 season Monday, Sept. 25 at Raymond James Stadium.
  10. Bucs linebacker Shaquil Barrett prepares to throw a football during warmups before a 2022 practice at Advent Health Training Center in Tampa.
  11. Bucs offensive coordinator Dave Canales talks with reporters Wednesday at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  12. Kade Warner had the perfect football role model in Hall of Famer Kurt Warner. And while their journeys are similar, Kade plans to forge his own NFL path, hopefully with the Bucs.
  13. Logan Hall played only 36 percent of the defensive snaps as a rookie but is expected to get an opportunity for more playing time this season.
  14. Bucs linebacker Devin White hasn't attended any voluntary workouts this offseason and coaches don't know if he'll be at mandatory minicamp next month.
  15. Bucs co-defensive coordinator Larry Foote takes a moment before talking about linebacker Shaquil Barrett's family tragedy during a news conference on Wednesday.
  16. Kansas State safety Josh Hayes breaks up a pass intended for Oklahoma wide receiver Marvin Mims, left, during a game in September in Norman, Oklahoma. Hayes had 71 tackles, including 5-1/2 for loss, while helping the Wildcats to a Big 12 title in 2022.
  17. Bucs linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) in action during a game against against the New Orleans Saints last season.
  18. When the Bucs needed offensive line help back in 2020, they made deals in the draft to move up to land Tristan Wirfs. They've got needs at tackle this year, but seem content to shuffle current players.
  19. Kansas State wide receiver Kade Warner, the son of former NFL star Kurt Warner, makes a catch during drills at the school's pro day on March 31.
  20. Inside linebacker SirVocea Dennis, taken in the fifth round, is the second member of the Pitt defense selected by the Bucs in the 2023 NFL draft.
  21. Bucs first-round draft pick Calijah Kancey, right, smiles as he sits with head coach Todd Bowles during a news conference Friday in Tampa.
  22. Cody Mauch of North Dakota State is pictured during practice for the Senior Bowl in February in Mobile, Alabama. The Bucs traded up two spots to No. 48 to take the offensive tackle in the second round of the NFL draft.
  23. Calijah Kancey has drawn comparisons to another Pitt defensive tackle — Rams All-Pro and Super Bowl champion Aaron Donald.