Clifton Smith’s New Backup?

August 5th, 2009

Just the thought of Cadillac Williams returning a punt and having somebody tackle him at the knees running full speed is enough to drive Joe to the refrigerator for a cold bottle of Caybrew.

Can Caddy take that type of punishment? After two ugly horrific knee injuries, Williams will always seem extraordinarily fragile. (This fondly reminds Joe of NBA great Bernard King returning after his ACL surgery that brought the procedure into the mainstream).

But Raheem The Dream likes what he sees out of Williams on special teams, so he said today to Steve Duemig, the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, on 620 WDAE-AM, The Sports Animal

“He did a little of that at Auburn. Cadillac’s not a bad option [to backup Clifton Smith],” The Dream said with a smile in his voice.

It’s just too hard to get excited about Williams. Joe wishes him good health. If he get through half a season and 40 or 50 carries, Joe will have a lot more faith.

2 Responses to “Clifton Smith’s New Backup?”

  1. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Joe what’s the difference between Cadillac Williams and Reggie Bush? They have similar styles and we know how Bush has sliced up the Bucs on Special Teams.

    Sure there’s the thought of not one but two knee surgeries but hey look at that tackle last year in the Raiders game – did that look like a season ending tackle?

    I saw this – we didn’t expect anything from Williams in the off-season so why NOT try this experiment?

  2. Joe Says:

    Mr. Lucky:

    Bush and Cadillac are two very different runners.