The Bucc's Will Not Have Earnest Graham, Their Star Rusher



“It’s a big loss,” Bucs coach Jon Gruden told Detroit reporters in a conference call. “He’s a tremendous character and an outstanding performer and a leader here and a go-to guy. You lose your feature back, it’s a problem for us.”

The Bucs activated Cadillac Williams from the physically unable to perform list. But he hasn’t played since suffering a serious knee injury the fourth game of last season.

“I don’t know that he’s going to be active for this game,” Gruden said. “There is a chance he could be. We’re taking it day by day.”

The Lions likely will see a lot of Warrick Dunn, who doesn’t break tackles like Graham but makes people miss. Graham has rushed for 565 yards, Dunn for 476.

Warrick Dunn is a talented rusher, we know this but in a league as competitive as the NFL, he’s old legs. However, what lost youth lacks in speed it gains in vision and perseverance. *wow, I think that’s the most literary I’ve ever blogged*; Add to that the fact that the Lions can’t stop the run. And Tampa Bay will definately disrupt our offense with their ability to pressure and cover. 

And maybe we’ll see Cadillac Williams. Remember him? With the bronzed shoes? We all thought he was going to take the league by storm and then he just couldn’t get healthy.

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