Did Raheem Cave In To Derrick Ward?

October 25th, 2009

Joe’s really having a hard time figuring out the Bucs decision-making.

Who isn’t?

It was just a couple of weeks ago that the Bucs told the world Cadillac Williams would be their feature back, that they needed to get Caddy more touches, that a feature-back plan would replace the heralded three-man running backs rotation that never had a prayer.

Then, Derrick Ward refused to speak to the media this week, reported Anwar Richardson of The Tampa Tribune. And poof, Ward had 13 carries today against New England to just 11 for Caddy.

Joe hopes Caddy isn’t hurt. But it sure didn’t look that way.

Joe can only conclude that the Raheem The Dream and Mark Dominik, and/or whoever is on the other end of the sideline phone, wants to keep Ward happy so he returns next season.

2 Responses to “Did Raheem Cave In To Derrick Ward?”

  1. gt40bear Says:

    I was wondering the same thing. If Caddy isn’t hurt, I hope they were just trying to save him since the result was a forgone conclusion and Wembley has traditionally soft/soggy turf. Just trying to give Rah or the phone the benefit of the doubt;)

  2. Dave Says:

    The way I see it, is they need to showcase Ward more this season to try to trade him and one of their 2nd round picks to move up to get another 1st round pick.