Carlos Brown “Has Looked Very, Very Good”

August 18th, 2010

Pressed to name a positive surprise in training camp, veteran Bucs beat scribe Woody Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, was quick to evoke the name of Carlos Brown during an interview on The King David Show on WQYK-AM today.


Brown is a rookie free agent out of Michigan who rushed for 22 yards on four carries against the Dolphins’ third and fourth teamers on Saturday. The Bucs picked him up last week.

“They liked him out of Michigan,” Cummings said. “This guy, in training camp at least, on the practice field, has looked very, very good. Now I don’t think this is a guy that’s going to take a roster spot. Maybe Derrick Ward has something to do with that. Maybe if Derrick Ward suddenly gets cut; I’m not saying that’s going to happen. Maybe something opens up.

“I think the Buccaneers are looking at this guy as a practice squad guy.”

It’s fun to root for these off-the-street guys, but Brown;s odds are so slim on this Bucs team. Heck, Kareem Huggins’ odds are slim, and he was the “driving force of our football team” last year.

18 Responses to “Carlos Brown “Has Looked Very, Very Good””

  1. Not A Rocket Surgeon Says:

    Is Huggins a year two or three guy? (Brain failure)

  2. admin Says:

    Joe here – Huggins was out of football in 2008. Bucs practice squad for most of the year in 2009. He’s 24.

  3. MichiganBucsFan Says:

    gotta love Carlos Brown, guy played for U of M

  4. Dave Says:

    I disagree about Huggins being slim with his chances. If he keeps it up and Ward keeps whining and making excuses then the heck with what their salaries are: play the best men. That would mean Caddy & Huggins would be the 1-2 punch.

    I agree that Brown is a practice squad guy at this point. See how he improves and maybe he makes it next year as Ward says bye-bye.

  5. jarrett Says:

    i know this is close to crossing the thin line of blasphemy, but the way kareem huggins moves and looks i cant help but to compare him to mjd. They both run like they are bigger than thery are, they both run like they have chips on their shoulder. I am strting to jump on the kareem huggins bandwAGON. SLEEPER ALERT FOR FANTASY

  6. CharlieB Says:

    Thin line of delusional, maybe. I like Huggins too, but not that much.

  7. dean Says:

    keep Brown,cut Ward!!!

  8. McBuc Says:

    I like when people have a spanish name with an english last name for some reason. Carlos Brown…

  9. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    Nice to see that Brown is doing so well. But unless something dramatic happens, I don’t see him making a big impact on the Buc’s this season.

  10. jason Says:

    Joe are we still doing bmans picks again this year?

  11. Travis Says:

    Joe are you high? Kareem’s chances are slim? He is as much of a lock on the roster as Caddy right now. Rah wants him to run with the first unit this week. There is buzz all around this guy, its not fabricated to only bucs fans. Go read rotoworld, or anyone on top of player updates.

    “Heck, Kareem Huggins’ odds are slim”…. common Joe, your better than that!

  12. frank Says:

    Kareem’s chances are pretty slim as the No. 4 running back on a team that has issues at wide receiver. And will Kareem even be activated on gamedays with Ward, Caddy, Smith and Graham who might get some looks? He’s never run with the first team before. Please

  13. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Travis – Wake up, please. There was lots of buzz around Huggins’ play last preseason, then the Bucs cut him, then the entire NFL passed on him before he hit the BUcs practice squad. …Huggins is a great story, but you have to be realistic with his odds of making the team. It’ll be important to see what he does on special teams on Saturday. He’s got to be more valuable then a No. 3 running back to have great odds of making the roster.

  14. Travis Says:

    The Bucs intend to give second-year RB Kareem Huggins work with the first-team offense in Saturday’s preseason tilt with the Chiefs.
    In a matter of weeks, Huggins has leaped from worthwhile deep Dynasty stash to a serious re-draft sleeper. He had 55 yards on eight carries in the exhibition opener. Cadillac Williams is going to keep the starting job, but Huggins could make it a near-even timeshare with continued explosive play.
    Source: St. Petersburg Times

    +Ward is on the chopping block, his job is not secure
    +The bucs have been shopping Peanut, and the Giants are very interested, since losing their return man Adam Jennings

    That leaves us with 1 solid RB Caddy.

  15. admin Says:

    Joe here – Travis, this is all very nice, but Ward isn’t on the chopping block. And what team is realistically going to take Peanut before he proves he’s past the concussions? The Bucs are in no position to be shopping Pro Bowl caliber players anyway.

    And this stuff from the Times is just a bunch of exaggerated blabber. Look for Huggins to get two carries maybe with the first team, and then run through the second half.

  16. gotbbucs Says:

    taking the age, contracts, and durability concerns into consideration regarding our current stable of running backs you had better beleive that they’re going to take a good look at huggins this year.

  17. BuzzSaw Says:

    Sorry, but methinks you’re wrong about Ward. Why pay a guy multi-M$ when he has done nothing during the past season and the current pre-season (including camp). Ward has gotten too fat, happy and slow. Ward is Michael Clayton’s brother … separated at birth. But, unlike Clayton, he has been a whiner since he got here. Huggins is a much better “change of pace” back and the Bucs can always use Earnest Graham between the tackles just like they have in the past. I’m not saying Ward won’t make the roster because they may keep him as insurance behind C. Williams. Actually, I see Clifton Smith as the odd man out. But I would be willing to bet that as the season goes on … Huggins will get more carries than Ward.

  18. drdneast Says:

    I’m convinced, Raheem really is an idiot. If bile like this came out of Gruden’s mouth, the local hacks would have a field day carving him up and making fun of him.