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Cadillac Ride Of Choice In Crowded Bucs Backfield

At least in my estimation, if there is a bright spot in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense, that would be that they have an abundance of quality running backs to choose from. That’s not a knock on the current crop of quarterbacks on their roster at all; however, it is what it is. The trio of Byron Leftwich, Josh Johnson and Josh Freeman, more often than not, won’t exactly frighten opposing cornerbacks and safeties.

Yet as expected, a starting running back had to be chosen from the four who made the final cut this weekend. For at least the short-term future, that RB will be Carnell “Cadillac” Williams. Williams beat out recently signed Derrick Ward and veteran Earnest Graham for the starting nod; what will probably transpire from this spirited competition will more than likely be at the very least a “two-headed monster” running attack – quite possibly three assuming Byner remains healthy.

Perhaps his past track record on the field (when healthy) gave Williams the edge here. And Williams has been productive, as evidenced by his nod as the NFL Rookie of the Year back in 2005. However, he will have to shake off the injury bug that has bitten him (both knees). So if anything – God forbid – should Cadillac go down for the count yet again, at least the Bucs will have some decent reserves to carry the load.

Speaking of which, the current depth chart for the team can be viewed by clicking here.



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