Your Newest Receiver: Kareem Huggins?

August 4th, 2010


Joe likes Kareem Huggins. What’s not to like? Everybody loves the underdog, and this small, undrafted 1-AA running back, who was out of football in 2008 and was on the Bucs’ practice squad in 2009, is the textbook longshot.

He’s fast. He showed flashes of greatness in the preseason last year before hurting his knee before the season started. And Raheem The Dream called him “the driving force of our football team,” for what he brings to practice. Joe, like everyone else, can see that Huggins looks sharp in training camp.

Joe, however, needs to see Huggins get it done on the field in games and stay healthy.

One interesting new nugget on Huggins came from Woody Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune. Speaking after today’s practice on The King David Show, on WQYK-AM 1010, Cummings said fans should look for Huggins possibly becoming a more well rounded threat.

“I think they’re going to use him as a receiver on the outside,” Cummings said of Huggins.

Last year, it was Josh Johnson as the possible secret receiving weapon. And the Bucs even used Earnest Graham out wide a few times during the season without success. Perhaps Huggins can make something happen there.

Joe’s not seeing it, though. Greg Olson needs to figure out how to use the proven weapons he has before he starts trying to get cute. 

12 Responses to “Your Newest Receiver: Kareem Huggins?”

  1. Gary Says:

    emergence of huggins as WR = death of claytons career with bucs, no way he stays on

  2. bucfanjeff Says:

    I’ve been screaming for Huggins to get a chance…he makes the team. Clayton does not.

  3. MichiganBucsFan Says:

    sounds like they are trying to find a way to keep Huggins and Clifton Smith on the roster, moving Huggins out to WR a little bit could justify that

  4. eric Says:

    Out of the backfield sure. Lining up at wideout? Cmon, the dude is not equiped for that. He needs to match up against linebackers not DB’s.

  5. McBuc Says:

    I think you guys are reading Joe wrong. I think he is saying at times Huggins will line up as a wide receiver. kind of like they said Josh Johnson would last year. He is not saying that Huggins will take a WR slot on the roster.

  6. McBuc Says:

    I think Eric is right on this one.

  7. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    Did Geno Hayes tak a bad angle?

  8. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Javier – This is not a photo from today. .Don’t remember the specific play.

  9. Jdouble Says:

    I don’t see Huggins lining up in the slot, but I have a feeling he will be much more productive catching passes out of the backfield then as a pure runner. If that dude gets a little pass out to the flat, he has the speed to do some real damage.

  10. RastaMon Says:

    nice pix..ball in wrong arm….

  11. gotbbucs Says:

    you try and put the ball in the hands of your playmakers. if he’s as fast as they say he is then it’s surely worth a try.

  12. McBuc Says:

    Just remember, speed is not everything…see D. Jackson.