45-Man Roster Should Be Telling

September 10th, 2010

Joe’s real curious to see what Buccaneers are wearing a helmet on Sunday for the season-opener against the Browns.

The announcement doesn’t come until hours before the game.

Joe’s eyes are the running backs. With the head coach championing the presence of “Insurance Graham,” just how many ball carriers will get a sniff?

Cadillac Williams is the workhorse (how scary is that).  And after him comes the no-experience running backs trio of Kregg Lumpkin, LeGarrette Blount and Kareem Huggins. This isn’t a scrimmage, so there’s no way all of them are wearing a helmet. And Joe wouldn’t be stunned if only one was.

Does Raheem Morris send a loud message and keep Sabby Piscitelli on the farm for the afternoon?

Joe isn’t seeing all five safeties being activated, and Cody Grimm and Corey Lynch have special teams value.

And given the recent minor injuries to Davin Joseph and Keydrick Vincent, Joe thinks it’s possible the Bucs could go with three reserve lineman, versus the typical two.

Some stuff to chew on as Sunday morning approaches.

28 Responses to “45-Man Roster Should Be Telling”

  1. Travis Says:

    Joe you made my day…

    “Does Raheem Morris send a loud message and keep Sabby Piscitelli on the farm for the afternoon?”

    TOOO funny

  2. TrueBlue Says:

    Does anyone else think this silly 45 man rule should be done away with? It’s not like more than 11 can be on the field at any one time. It seems it makes injuries more likely when players who are hurting have to play because of a lack of backups.

  3. MOBucs Says:

    Caddy, Huggins, and Blount should all suit up. I can’t imagine them only keeping two RBs active considering William’s history. That would be a very risky move by Morris and could come back to bite him in the ass. They need to see what they have in these young guys cause that’s all they have to work with. Might as well try them out early on.

  4. eric Says:

    Got my lucky Brooks Jersey and original bucs hat ready to go……….I hope my negative thinking is disproven and the lads come up with a victory.

    Sure could use one.

  5. goodfellajay Says:

    Cadillac Williams is the workhorse (how scary is that).wow joe you are a hater,,,im gettin sick of the downer in you

  6. Jdouble Says:

    Caddie is a running back that, since his first three games of his rookie year, has never been great, has a 3.8 ypc average, is almost 30, and has to completely rebuilt knees. It is scary. It is reality.

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    eric, I’m with you. I was thinking about wearing my old Brooks Jersey on Sunday too. I am totally pumped up for this and it’s finally here.

  8. troxell8t8 Says:

    Joe’s been saying all week how he is skeptical Freeman will start. I would imagine he will not be on the active roster. Where is Casey Weldon when you need him?

  9. eric Says:

    Casey Weldon!


  10. mark Says:

    for the blackout tour, are those 2 tickets still available joe?

  11. Patrick Says:

    Wow, we’re so thin at running back and they still have our best running back at fullback. They’ll run Lumpkins before they give Graham the ball.

  12. Joe Says:


    As of Saturday morning at 2:07 a.m.., yes. Please e-mail Joe at joe@joebucsfan.com for more info. Thanks.

  13. New Era Bucs Says:

    Time for the young guns. To early for Bloubt though

  14. New Era Bucs Says:

    Whoops. Meant Blount

  15. New Era Bucs Says:

    Caddy locked in for 1200 yards this year. Or so I hope

  16. ZeroExpectations Says:

    The Bucs v Brown game is actually the worst matchup this weekend.

    Think of all the great college games today! Tomorrow, there will be some exciting football action as well… CBS is most likely thanking God almighty that they don’t have to show the Bucs v Browns game Sunday! LMAO

  17. Jdouble Says:

    What a loser you are. The Bucs/Browns game is the best match up of the week. If you don’t think so, how can you call yourself a Bucs fan?

  18. ZeroExpectations Says:

    The Bucs game is a terrible game this week. There is plenty of other football to watch that will be far more exciting than the Bucs boring, sloppy, losing effort… or lack thereof efforts.

  19. ZeroExpectations Says:

    And lets hope Freeman doesn’t run off the field after yet another 3 and out.

    When he jogged off the field last year, cheesing after a sloppy 3 and out, I want to reach out and slap him.

  20. ZeroExpectations Says:

    Can you tell my zero expectations have morphed into complete disgruntled outlook?

    No lie, I don’t think I can identify with this team anymore. It’s not even a kind of team I can get behind.

    I’m out, done.


  21. Spirit of '76 Says:

    @Zero Expectations – So we won’t have the pleasure of your witty and always negative analysis? I’m relieved. Go Bucs!

  22. Lakeland Bob Says:

    Don’t let the door hit you in the a$$.

  23. BamBamBuc Says:

    They will probably play Caddy and Graham with a mix of Huggins, and keep Pressley active as an extra FB. That’s 4 RBs, they’ll be fine.

  24. BigMacAttack Says:

    Today is a great day for College Football. I wish USF and the Gators were at RayJay instead of the swamp. I’d be there. It’s nice to see the Cowards in the Big 10 finally venture out of their comfort zone and play real teams like The “U” and Bama.

    Tomorrow will dwarf today in proportion. The Bucs’ opener is the “Biggest” event on the Planet. Anyone who feels differently doesn’t belong on this site.

  25. ZeroExpectations Says:

    If USF beats Florida, Ray Jay will sell out for the Bulls games while the Bucs games get blacked out!!!


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  27. Miguel Grande Says:

    The Bulls have dominated the Gators after one quarter. 7-0

  28. topdoggie Says:

    @ZeroExpectations What are you even doing on this site. Must be a Cleveland fan trolling.