When it came time to choose whom to put on the first cover of our 8-section, 76-page preview, the answer was easy. No one stands taller in the world of football today than Tampa Bay Coach Jon Gruden. At age 40, Gruden enters this season poised to move his Bucs into place for a Super Bowl repeat. He was photographed in June and again in August at One Buc Place in Tampa. The photo of Gruden we used was taken by Bobby Coker. Our own special Bucs chess pieces were crafted by Sentinel artist Lonnie Knable (with help from the Central Florida Chess Club). Knable also created the cover illustration. The 8 section fronts were designed by Chris Rukan.
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