Ward Returns Courtesy Of Fear

October 29th, 2009
Cadillac went from full-time guy to part-time in a matter of hours

Cadillac went from "full-time guy" to part-time in a matter of hours

Joe noted Sunday that Cadillac Williams inexplicably went from heralded feature back to part-time guy only a few days after Derrick Ward stopped talking to the media seemingly because he wasn’t getting many carries.

Then magically against New England, a healthy Caddy had two fewer carries than Ward. Perhaps the Czar on the other end of the sideline phone made that call.

Offensive coordinator Greg Olson was the company front man weeks ago talking about how Cadillac was the No.1 guy and the three-man running backs rotation was old news.

“I think it’s time we become more committed to Cadillac Williams as a full-time guy,’ Olson told the media this month.

Now Olson has done an about face, per Stephen Holder, of the St. Pete Times.

“We’d like to (get Ward involved) but what happened is, in the previous game, we only had three series in the second half,” Olson said. “(We said) ‘Hey, Derrick, it’s your turn.’ Well, we only had two possessions, now all of a sudden, it’s the fourth quarter.”

Joe has no doubt that Bucs management had a panic attack when Ward showed signs of coming unglued after Caddy got promoted.

Somebody made a phone call.

One Response to “Ward Returns Courtesy Of Fear”

  1. Tristan Says:

    So, who exactly is calling the shots on this team???