Rick Stroud, Bucs Reporter

Rick Stroud

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.

Browns made good impression on Gerald McCoy, who will visit Ravens Tuesday

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (93) takes a moment before the first defensive series of the first quarter of the game between the New York Giants and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. [Times (2017)]
The former Bucs defensive tackle could make a decision next week

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Bucs agree to terms with Ndamukong Suh

One listener wants to know why Ndamukong Suh is a Buc. [AP Photo/Duane Burleson]
Plus, why don't the Glazers get more blame for the Bucs' lack of success?

Tampa Bay experiences the (no) sound and fury of Bruce Arians

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians watches the offense run drills during organized training activities Tuesday in Tampa. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
The Gerald McCoy-for-Ndamukong Suh swap is just the latest way the Bucs’ new head coach is putting his imprint on the franchise.

Gerald McCoy to visit Browns; Ravens also on short list

Gerald McCoy's search for a new team will start in Cleveland with a visit Friday. The former Bucs defensive tackle reportedly has interest in Baltimore and Cincinnati. [MONICA HERNDON   |   Times]
The Bengals may also have an interest in the former Buccaneers defensive tackle.

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Who is better for Bucs? Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy?

Ndamukong Suh (93) rushes during a game against the Detroit Lions. [AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File]
Plus, can the Rays remain a contender during upcoming tough stretch?