Cadillac Could Be A “Loser”

June 5th, 2009

Joe doesn't see eye to eye with John Clayton's assessment of Cadillac Williams

The Professor, John Clayton of, typed out a column in which he breaks down a number of backfields fans should keep an eye on. One of those is the Bucs.

Clayton likes the Bucs backfield with Derrick Ward and Earnest Graham. But Clayton believes Cadillac Williams, even if he can come back from his knee injury, is the odd man out.

Derrick Ward somehow survived in the deep New York Giants backfield by getting 1,025 yards, so you figure he should be fine in Tampa. Ward will compete with Earnest Graham for the starting job. The Bucs do plan to be a running team as they make a transition at quarterback. The loser in the deal could be Cadillac Williams, who is still trying to come back from major knee surgery. Williams is fighting an uphill battle for carries, and might struggle to even make the team.

Joe doesn’t see it that way. If Cadillac can come back, it’s a win-win-win situation.

It’s a win in that Cadillac can again be a productive player.

It’s a win in that the Bucs will by far have the deepest backfield in the NFL.

It’s a win in that depth will save Ward’s, Graham’s and Williams’ legs for the home stretch when other teams, including defenses, are banged up.

Also, it’s a win in that Cadillac won’t have a big load on his gimpy knees.

One Response to “Cadillac Could Be A “Loser””

  1. Sgt Mike Says:

    I concur. Caddy only makes us better down the stretch.