Askew Possible For Sunday

November 11th, 2008
Fullback B.J. Askew could return to the Bucs starting backfield on Sunday

Fullback B.J. Askew could return to the starting backfield Sunday

Out since Week 3 with a pulled hamstring, No. 1 fullback B.J. Askew practiced in full pads Monday and may return Sunday against the Vikings, according to Pewter Report.

Joe loves Askew. Askew was a Pro Bowl alternate last year and signed a big contract in the offseason. And he accomplished all that without ever taking a handoff as a Buccaneer. He’s a ferocious blocker and a strong receiver who runs well after the catch.

Askew is a big Chucky fan, as he told the Tampa Tribune in the Spring.

I wanted to get to a team that would appreciate a player like me. When I took the visit here, Gruden broke me down and showed me everything he liked about me on film. I came away feeling like this is a place that really wants me. The day of the start of free agency, I got the phone call from him. They flew me down the next day. He sold me so good. I really felt appreciated and knew I would go to war for this guy.

Askew returning likely would be the biggest step the Bucs could take to invigorate their struggling running game. Don’t underestimate his potential impact.

One Response to “Askew Possible For Sunday”

  1. JK Says:

    Gee Joe, I thought everyone hated Gruden and would be anywhere but Tampa.