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Cadillac Williams appears to be the #1 back in Tampa Bay


It’s been so far, so good for running back Cadillac Williams, who appears on the fast track to being the #1 back for the Bucs as they get set for training camp in 2010. The back, who has been beaten up by injuries over the course of the past few seasons, has been able to get on the field every day, and that’s a good thing for he and the team.

By all accounts, Buccaneers running back Cadillac Williams has not missed a day of work in the offseason program and organized team activities. “I don’t miss a day. When you’ve done been through what I’ve been through, every day to walk onto that field is like a blessing,” Williams said. “You just count them. Once I have an opportunity to step into this building and go out on that field, it’s all smiles because I love it. And in a split second, I know it can all be taken away from me.” The work ethic has not been lost on Bucs coaches, particularly offensive coordinator Greg Olson. Williams is working as the No. 1 running back with Earnest Graham as the starting fullback. “If you had been around the last two years, you had a chance to see just how hard and strenuous he was working in the offseason,” Olson said. “You feel like he has a chance this year to have a ‘normal’ offseason. Everyone is working in the offseason, but no one worked like Cadillac did the last two years. So now he has a chance to get his legs back under him, and we’re excited about that. He’s been here every day. We didn’t see Derrick Ward (Tuesday), and he may miss this week. But here’s a guy who shows up every day, keeps his mouth shut and just goes to work. I’ve got all respect in the world for that player. Again, unless you’re here every day seeing the guy and seeing what he’s gone through the last two years, and knowing his commitment to this franchise, it’s pretty impressive.”

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