Knight School

May 2nd, 2019

Influenced Bucs assistant.

Bucs assistant wide receivers coach Antwaan Randle El is one fantastic athlete and has a very interesting background.

Randle El is an oddity for a few reasons. One, he is one of the few non-quarterbacks to have thrown a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl. And Randle El may be the only person to play for two specific Hall of Fame coaches in two different sports.

Randle El played four seasons for the Redskins (2006-2009). The first two with Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs.

In college, Randle El was a three-sport athlete. He was a fine quarterback at Indiana and he also dabbled with basketball and baseball at the Big Ten school. In his only season of basketball, Randle El played for Bobby Knight.

Now Knight is well-known for his, to be polite, flamboyant personality. Hot-tempered, loud, boorish, argumentative, frustrated comedian, two-bit poet and would-be actor are just a few nice things people say about Knight. But behind that larger-than-life personality was one helluva basketball coach.

So Joe asked Randle El today what if anything he took from Knight as a coach that he may put into practice as a Bucs assistant coach. Randle El didn’t have to think long about that answer.

“What I got from Knight in terms of coaching was just that he was always prepared,” Randle El said. “And when it was time to start [practice], it was like, let’s get our work done. When you stepped on that court [for practice] and when he came out of the locker room, you better had been having a sweat going and your shoes laced up and ready to go.

“And that’s what I expect out of our wide receivers. So they know, we let them [outside] early enough so they can get go warmed up. So when we start individual [drills] we are ready to go and that is the expectation and they have been doing that so far.

“Just the preparedness is one thing I take [from Knight] and have gotten from him and even from Coach [Bill] Cowher and Coach [Joe] Gibbs too.”

Joe never did ask a follow-up, but Joe would be curious to know from Randle El which coach used the F-word in a more colorful way, Knight or Bucco Bruce Arians?

You can hear Knight describe why he thinks the F-word is the most beautiful word in the English language. He certainly put it to good use.

Be very careful. Both of those links contain highly NSFW language.

19 Responses to “Knight School”

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    i hope they(coaches) try to install the type of mind set during the minicamp and once TC rolls around, everyone will be on the same page….

    idk tho…..the locker room has no vibe…no life….they come, go thru the motions and leave….and repeat that day after day….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  2. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Knight is the proverbial horses rear end. When I was covering sports the Olympic team was still collegians. They did their pre-olympics practicing against NBA players who were neither motivated nor in shape in the off season.

    When someone from the media DARED ask Knight if he thought the NBA players were really ready for his team (they clearly were not) he went nucking futs and spent a five minute tirade berating the reporter who asked the obvious question.

    He was a strange man. I had a friend who coached ETSU and was later AD at NC State who told me once he Knight and another coach went to a Cubs’ game in April. It was freezing and my friend who largely worked in the South was very cold.

    After spending five minutes or so berating my friend for his stupidity in going to a Cub’s game in April without a jacket…he none the less ran out to his car and gathered an extra jacket for my friend.

    Bobby Knight is a sick individual. Complicated for sure but definitely sick.

  3. DB55 Says:

    I foresee Godwin really benefiting from the new coach. Both played in Penn both #2 guys with passion. This should be a great match.

    Ps. I watched the LSU v Auburn 2018 game yesterday. I posted that this draft was an F but after watching the game I have to change that to an F-

    I’m pretty sure the best mlb on the field was DaShawn Davis #57 for Auburn and he got drafted in the 6th round by Cinn. The kid made some great reads and huge plays.

    Greedy Williams was by far the best player on the field.

    Dean made 1 good play but I didn’t see much difference between him and Ryan Smith especially when he got beat deep in cover 3 when they were actually in man to man (sound familiar). The all too familiar confused pointing at each other like I thought that was your man.

    As for mr white, he can’t make reads. He hits 2 holes on the same play and seems to be wrong all the time. He gets eaten up by blocks regularly and unless he’s blitzing at the snap he’s not making plays. Auburn literally ran the ball up the gut for a 21-10 lead at the half.

    I think Kwon might actually be better. And I’m not even talking about missed tackles or not wrapping up. We are in trouble boys unless of course Leslie Frazier I mean Todd Bowles plans to blitz White every down.

    Idk at this point I would have to move LVD to mlb and let white blitz blitz blitz. Who drafts a mlb 6 overall who isn’t great at reading plays?

    I can blitz every down and make plays, shot sometimes he even misses the tackles behind the los Bc he doesn’t tackle well. Tackles high, no control in terms of his speed and doesn’t wrap up. Literally Kwon 2.0. Crey crey.

    Let’s pray Josh Allen is an absolute flop although he won’t be and we all know it.

  4. ButtMonkey Says:

    Curious 813, how many times have you been in the locker room with the team?

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Good thing coaches don’t count against the salary count…..Glazers must be spending a fortune….but…..all is good with that!!!

  6. LakeLand Says:

    I have always like Randle El as a player

    Now we need to hear from Cody Grimm!!

  7. LakeLand Says:

    I would give anything to get Cody Grimm comparison of this team, to the 2010 Youngry Bucs.

  8. TBUC North Carolina Says:

    No doubt TampaBaybucFan!
    Glad there isn’t a salary cap on coaches!!

  9. Todd Says:


    Just listened to the Byron Leftwich press conference on Tampa Bay Buccaneers YouTube.

    14 minutes in!

    Watch it.

    Acknowledge it.

    Learn leadership from it!

    Stop your stinkin’ thinkin’ from it!

    CELEBRATE it!!!

    There are some no sheriffs in town…and they aren’t Nancy Negatives like you!

    Of course, Joe will write about the offensive coordinator’s comments. Joe was there asking questions. Not really sure what your issue is. Joe cheers for the team like anyone else. When the whistle blows, Joe is all-in. Joe is excited to get a look at the rookies in minicamp, as Joe is every year. Joe delivers all kinds of positive news and commentary. For some reason, you’re missing it. –Joe

    These coaches aren’t idiots like you make them out to be by your negative commentary. (Reference your last podcast.)

    Grow some encouragement. Plant some hope. Give some credit.

    10-6 and the playoffs, BABY!

    I’ll wager $100 with you right now…and I’ll give a hundo to Ira right now to hold of you do the same.

    I trade on HOPE and SKILL!

    We’re loaded for both.

    And when I win, I want to come on your podcast for a beer at Hooters and an I told you so!

  10. Todd Says:

    “New sherrifs in town.”

    Damn that typo.

    You’ll have fun with it I’m sure.

  11. Smashsquatch Says:

    “then I’m leaving and you fing guys will run until you can’t eat supper!”

    A classic, love it

  12. Todd Says:

    Joe, I’m not missing it…just playing the role of your conscience.

    Called you out on your overly negative and toxic podcast, that’s all.

    WHY do I visit the site more than (actually) 10 times a day?

    Because I dig what you guys do. Best site on the Bucs absolutely. Just want you to keep out of the habit of just trashing the decisions the PROFESSIONALS have made who are running our team.

    Just encouraging you to give them some credit. After listening to all the press conferences the past couple of days, the word CEREBRAL is front and present. This team is SMART! I just want to enjoy the momentum. The good vibes. The hope.

    Is that too much to ask?

    Okay, Joe…I’m done. Message sent and hopefully message received.

    I’ll not be a pebble in your conscience any longer.

    For now. 😉

  13. tmaxcon Says:


    This franchise has had 2 good seasons in 42 so basically you rather joe lie to you than post reality…. there is nothing positive about this small market minor league franchise until THEY EARN IT ON THE FIELD…. you delusional optimists afraid of reality are beyond laughable

  14. Todd Says:


    “Beyond laughable” is such a pu$$y saying.

    Converged, actually. Totally gamma.

    If you were in the same room as BA, you’d fold like a picnic table at a Buffalo Bills tailgate party. You’d never have the balls to an!t on optimism.


  15. Todd Says:


  16. Todd Says:

    Goodness, the mods in here have such thin skins for Bucs optimism. Can’t take someone actually DEFENDING being a TRUU Nucs fan.

    Unbelievable Joe’s.

  17. Todd Says:

    My post went through, finally. My bad. Scratch my last post. Sorry.

  18. unbelievable Says:

    DB I’m afraid you are 100% correct on Devin White. Can’t tackle people by there goddamn shoulders.

    This draft looks awful. Really hope I’m wrong.

  19. TOM Says:

    Todd saying tmaxcon “beyond laughable” is a p$$$y saying. Well if anyone should know about such things is you.