“We Didn’t Know How Tough He Was”

September 2nd, 2009

hugginsKareem The Dream is turning heads.

That’s right. Kareem The Dream, aka Bucs running back Kareem Huggins, the treasured hometown adopted son of Raheem The Dream.

Stuck at No. 5 in the Bucs running back depth chart, his work ethic, toughness and talent haven’t gone unnoticed. The Daily Record of New Jersey is following their homegrown product.

“We knew he could run. We didn’t know how tough he was,” said Tampa Bay director of pro personnel Doug Williams of Huggins. “(Against Tennessee) he ran well. (Against Jacksonville) he came back and made some moves that we hadn’t seen. He can shake and bake.”

The Bucs also like Kareem The Dream’s versatility.

[Earnest] Graham remembers well what fighting for a position meant and has reached out to help Huggins.

“We’ve all been in that position. I have been in that position before,” Graham said. “He’s a good back, a really good back. He has a natural feel for running the football. He can definitely play in this league.”

In Joe’s eyes, Kareem The Dream is at least a lock for the practice squad.

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6 Responses to ““We Didn’t Know How Tough He Was””

  1. Gary Says:

    Really tough decision here, but if we dont keep him on the 53 man roster, I would be shocked if he makes it to the practice squad since he would have to clear waivers. He has been playing well enough to get some other team’s eyes on him.

  2. Jeff Says:

    He won’t make it to the practice squad. This dude has talent. If the Buc’s don’t find room for him on the roster, he’ll be on someone else’s. Fact. Write it down.

  3. Joe Says:

    If it means only keeping three quarterbacks in order to keep Huggins, Joe believes the Bucs should only keep three quarterbacks.

  4. Jorge Says:

    I agree Joe…Sadly, I don’t know who to keep…Luke is a veteran, JJ is a great talent in waiting…

  5. MTM Says:

    Luke might wind up in Denver. Huggins will stay.

  6. grumpy4669 Says:

    Joe, I agree too–see ya Luke!!!