Sports Day Tampa Bay

Sports Day Tampa Bay

Award Winning Journalist Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times takes you inside Tampa Bay Sports each weekday. Rick will go deeper into the biggest stories in Tampa Bay and have great guests to give even more insight on the Bucs, Rays, Lightning, USF and more. 679543... Show More

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The Buccaneers are tied for first place in the NFC South after beating Carolina on Thursday behind a great defensive effort and despite an offense that isn't clicking yet. New Orleans lost on Sunday and maybe without quarterback Drew Brees for some time after he hurt his thumb and didn't return. The Gators lost QB Feleipe Franks for the season and then Kyle Trask led a comeback to win at Kentucky and USF's Jordan McClou... Read more

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Rick Stroud and Eduardo Encina are in Charlotte recapping the Buccaneers 20-14 victory over Carolina on Thursday Night football in which Tampa Bay didn't allow a touchdown despite the Panthers being in Bucs territory 9 times. Shaq Barrett recorded 3 sacks in 1 quarter, Jameis Winston played a clean game without a turnover and led a 4th quarter drive that took over 6 minutes of clock to add to their lead as Bruce Arians get his ... Read more

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Rick Stroud breaks down the Bucs-Panthers primetime matchup tonight in Carolina as Jameis Winston will look to avoid turnovers on the road to avoid falling to 0-2 to start the season. Plus how will the Bucs defense stop Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey. Then Tampa Bay Times College Football Writer Matt Baker looks at this weekend's college football matchups including if USF can get their first win, how much will Florida State... Read more

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Rick Stroud answers your mailbag questions including if Bruce Arian should whisper louder to Jameis Winston, is the Bucs offensive stuggles a result of the new system, any chance Bruce Arians takes back play calling, could Jameis Winston be benched at some point this season, what positives can you take from Game 1, who is the Rays MVP and what will motivate the Lightning to play like they did last year during the season.

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Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians now says that only 1 of 3 interceptions that Jameis Winston threw on Sunday was his fault as they prepare for the Carolina Panthers on a short week. The Buccaneers also made some roster moves including cutting Caleb Benenoch after singing another offensive lineman and placing Justin Evans on Injured Reserve. Marc Topkin joins us to discuss the Rays hot streak after taking 9 of 10 games on the home... Read more

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It wasn't a good open to the Bruce Arians era in Tampa Bay as the Bucs lose 31-17 to the 49ers as the offense scores just 1 touchdown, gives up two 'Pick Sixes', 4 turnovers and 2 touchdowns called back on penalties. Rick Stroud and Eduardo Encina break down the tough loss which saw the defense play well including getting a Pick Six of their own from Vernon Hargreaves and saw running back Ronald Jones play well but once... Read more

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Hall of Fame Linebacker Derrick Brooks joined Rick Stroud to discuss the upcoming Buccaneers season including how players are impacted with a coaching change, what he's told QB Jameis Winston he needs to do this year, what the key is to the Buccaneers offense and how he is mentoring rookie LB Devin White as he is now the quarterback of the defense.

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Rick Stroud is joined by Tampa Bay Times College Football Writer Matt Baker to discuss what Florida State and USF need to do in Week 2 to bounce back from disappointments in Week 1. Plus we get to see Florida and Miami play for the first time in 2 weeks, what to look for in the LSU-Texas game and Texas A&M at Clemson. Matt also looks back at how good Jalen Hurts was for Oklahoma, how bad was Tennessee's loss to Georgia Stat... Read more

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Rick Stroud sat down with new Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians to discuss his background including how he became 'Bucco Bruce', how being raised in York, PA, shaped him, getting kicked off his high school team, how he ended up playing football at Virginia Tech, how he became the head coach at Temple and it almost killed him, to catching the eye of Paul 'Bear' Bryant, and then to his role as quarterback whisperer i... Read more

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The Rays win their 5th straight as they once again lead the AL Wild Card race over Cleveland and Oakland as the bats have come back to life including Tommy Pham delivering the game winner in the 10th inning on Monday. The Rays stand 23-games above .500 with 23 games to play as the rosters expand so they have more pitchers to matchup. The Bucs cut their roster to 53 over the weekend with a surprising cut in Noah Spence, plus a trade... Read more

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Rick Stroud is in Dallas where the Bucs wrapped up the preseason with a 17-15 win over Dallas as several guys made cases to make the team like Jack Cichy and others may have faltered like Scotty Miller. Matt Gay looks like he's won the kicking battle and Vincent Testaverde Jr. played well as his dad watched 30 years after playing for the Bucs himself. The Rays win a wild game in Houston where they kept giving runs back to the A... Read more

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Rick Stroud and Tampa Bay Times College Football Writer Matt Baker break down Week 1 of the college football season including USF-Wisconsin, Florida State vs. Boise State, and Auburn vs. Oregon. They also look back at the Florida-Miami game from last weekend and pick the conference winners of the Power 5 schools. Today's show is presented by May Electric Solar at http://mayelectricsolar.com. Call them at 727-819-2862 to start s... Read more

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Rick Stroud updates you on Jason Pierre-Paul who made an appearance at Bucs practice on Monday without a neck brace on. He didn't speak to the media but there are reports he can begin his rehab. Plus Rick and Eduardo Encina break down Thursday night's 4th preseason game at Dallas as they prepare to make roster cuts on Saturday. Also the Rays get clobbered in Houston 15-1 as Charlie Morton's homecoming didn't go as p... Read more

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Rick Stroud answers your mailbag questions including Vince Naimoli's legacy as the Rays founder, was he a better owner than Stu Sternberg, if the Rays had gotten the franchise 5 years earlier would there still be attendance problems, will the Bucs look to trade for Offensive Line help, will the Bucs regret taking 3 defensive backs in rounds 2-4 of the draft, will the XFL work in Tampa Bay, could Andrew Luck play for another tea... Read more

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Rick Stroud breaks down the Bucs 3rd preseason game for the Buccaneers as the offense struggles with Jameis Winston sacked 5 times, Bucs allow 7 overall and they lose QB Blaine Gabbert to injury meaning Ryan Griffin will be the #2 quarterback when the season opens and Vincent Testaverde is signed to play this Thursday in Dallas. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck retires from football at age 29 and shocks the NFL, you'll hear from B... Read more

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Rick Stroud breaks down the Buccaneers 3rd preseason game with Eduardo Encina as the Browns come to Raymond James Stadium with a lot of hype for the team with the longest playoff drought but a lot of new faces. Mike Evans will not play after injuring himself at practice this week, so how much time will the starters get as they look to stay healthy heading into the regular season. Could the Bucs carry 3 quarterbacks this year includ... Read more

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Rick Stroud breaks down what Mike Evans injury means for the Bucs as he's out for Friday's game against Cleveland, Ronald Jones is will play Friday, the Rays avoid being swept at home by Seattle with another walk-off win, this one on a wild pitch, meanwhile they get some good news on Yonny Chirinos and Tyler Glasnow's injuries but Brandon Lowe left his rehab game and is coming back to St. Pete to be evaluated. Plus we h... Read more

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Rick Stroud answers your mailbag questions including if Jameis Winston struggles could Bruce Arians leave after 1 season, if the 'NFL is a business' why are jobs given and kept based on relationships, who is playing their way onto the Bucs roster and who is playing their way out, how many of their draft picks will make the team, how will the Bucs do during their 7 week stretch away from Raymond James Stadium, if the Rays ma... Read more

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Rick Stroud was at The AdventHealth Training Center on Monday where Mike Evans and Ronald Jones didn't practice with injuries and they may not play on Friday night vs. Cleveland. The Bucs did get WR Scotty Miller back who coach Bruce Arians says needs to impress in the next 2 preseason games. Plus Rays Radio Pre/Post game host Neil Solondz on the Rays playoff push, who might be coming to help the team down the stretch and how g... Read more

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Rick Stroud broke the news early Saturday morning that the Buccaneers quietly gave General Manager Jason Licht a 4-year extension with a 5th-year option back in January despite going 27-53 in his 5 seasons but it turns out that was what Bruce Arians wanted. Plus Matt Gay goes from washed out soccer player and waiter to kicking footballs in college and now the NFL and the Rays perhaps should have been swept by the last place Tigers ... Read more

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