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Tom Jones

Tom Jones is senior media writer at the Poynter Institute, which owns the Tampa Bay Times. Previously, he was a television/radio columnist for the Tampa Bay Times' Sports section.

  1. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 24, 2020, as the Senate works to pass a coronavirus relief bill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) [PATRICK SEMANSKY  |  AP]
  2. USF Bulls quarterback Blake Barnett (11) is sacked by East Carolina Pirates tight end Johnny Bogle (84) during the first quarter Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 in Tampa. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  3. Jameis Winston (3) will make his 2018 home debut at 1 p.m. Sunday against the Cleveland Browns in Raymond James Stadium. [Times files (2017)]
  4. Jameis Winston (3) will make his 2018 home debut at 1 p.m. Sunday against the Cleveland Browns in Raymond James Stadium. [Times files (2017)]
  5. Jameis Winston makes his first start of the season Sunday in Atlanta, city of one of his best victories as a pro. Winston threw four touchdown passes in the Bucs' 31-24 win at Atlanta in the 2016 opener, their last trip to the Georgia Dome, which has been replaced by Mercedez-Benz Stadium. [Times files (2016)]
  6. Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons could use a pat on the back these days. Jones got one from Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick after the final play of the Falcons' 37-36 loss to the Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 30 in Atlanta. The loss dropped the Falcons to 1-3. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS) 1241596
  7. Julio Jones and the Atlanta Falcons could use a pat on the back these days. Jones got one from Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick after the final play of the Falcons' 37-36 loss to the Bengals on Sunday, Sept. 30 in Atlanta. The loss dropped the Falcons to 1-3. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS) 1241596
  8. Sebastian the Ibis was celebrating the last time Miami met Florida State, when the Canes held rallied for a 24-20 win in Tallahasse. They meet again Saturday in a 3:30 p.m. game at Hard Rock Stadium that will be televised by ABC. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
  9. Sebastian the Ibis was celebrating the last time Miami met Florida State, when the Canes held rallied for a 24-20 win in Tallahasse. They meet again Saturday in a 3:30 p.m. game at Hard Rock Stadium that will be televised by ABC. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
  10. Oct. 3, 2018• Archive
    Dirk Koetter and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers open their season with a bye, their scheduled opener at Miami having been moved to Nov. 11 due to Hurricane Irma. The Bucs will open the season at home Sept. 17 against the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
  11. Florida State coach Willie Taggart is seen on the sidelines during the first quarter against Virginia Tech at Doak Campbell Stadium Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 in Tallahassee. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  12. Florida State coach Willie Taggart is seen on the sidelines during the first quarter against Virginia Tech at Doak Campbell Stadium Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 in Tallahassee. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  13. Jacquizz Rodgers (32) and the Bucs will meet the Chicago Bears again on Sunday, this time in Soldier Field. WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times
  14. Jacquizz Rodgers (32) and the Bucs will meet the Chicago Bears again on Sunday, this time in Soldier Field. WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times
  15. South Florida Bulls student section during the game against Georgia Tech at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, September 8, 2018.  OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
  17. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) passes in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
  18. Blake Barnett (11) and the USF Bulls face Illinois Saturday in Chicago. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  19. Bucs quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick earned NFC offensive player of the week for his performance in Tampa Bay's 48-40 victory Sunday at New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
  20. Blake Barnett (11) and the USF Bulls face Illinois Saturday in Chicago. OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times
  21. Bucs quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick earned NFC offensive player of the week for his performance in Tampa Bay's 48-40 victory Sunday at New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
  22. Dirk Koetter is entering his third season as Bucs head coach. He has won 14 games and lost 18. [MONICA HERNDON | Times]
  23. Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen runs out of the tunnel before the game against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers on September 1, 2018 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.  MONICA HERNDON   |   Times