Talking Sports with Tampa Bay Storm’s Huey Whittaker

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Huey Whittaker, a wide receiver with the Tampa Bay Storm in the Arena Football League, recently took time to do a Q&A session with The Capital Sports Report. His interview is about his sports career and views.

TCSR: What has it been like playing for the Tampa Bay Storm?

HW: “It’s a good experience. I’m home. I live right outside of Tampa. I feel like it’s a good opportunity being here.”

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TCSR: Does it have more pressure on you playing near your home?

HW: “Not really. I feel like more so, it’s a benefit. Everybody that I know is basically there for me.”

TCSR: What are your thoughts on Brett Dietz not playing this year?

HW: “I have worked out with Brett in the off-season. He’s a smart, savvy football player. Any team would love to have him, but he’s chosen not to play for us and potentially never playing again. Grant Gregory has stepped in well.”

TCSR: What was it like playing for the Spokane Shock last year when you guys won the 2010 AFL Championship?

HW: “It was a great thing. I feel like we all grew as man and as people. It changed a lot of lives.”

TCSR: Do you foresee another team winning the championship this year?

HW: “It’s really all about the product that you are putting out there on the field. The team trusted each other last year, and whoever is going to win it this year, has to trust each other. They also have to play as a complete team on offense, defense, and special teams.”

TCSR: Why did you leave Spokane?

HW: “We were just coming off of the championship against the Storm, and I was a free agent. I was far away from home, being that I was playing in Washington state. I was hoping that Tampa, Orlando, or Jacksonville would come after me on the free agent market, so that I could play in my home state of Florida. Once I found out that Tampa was interested, I jumped at the idea of signing with the team, who I previously played for in ’06 and ’07.”

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