Look For Huggins On The Bench

September 16th, 2010

For the second season in a row, it seems Kareem Huggins has an injury that will hold him back from a breakthrough opportunity, assuming the Bucs were actually going to hand him the ball in the first place.

Last year, Huggins injured his knee as he was ascending up the depth chart during preseason games.

This afternoon, the official Buccaneers Twitter feed says Huggins’ tweaked groin is not getting better.

Coach says K.Huggins had a bit of a setback with his injured groin Weds. & if he can’t play either K.Lumpkin or C.Blount would get a shot.

That’s a shame for Huggins. Yesterday, Raheem Morris admitted that he and his staff were probably too apprehensive in getting Huggins carries against Cleveland. And Morris vowed to be more trusting at Carolina.

Joe suspects rookie running back LeGarrette Blount gets the call to replace Huggins.

It’s too bad Dante Wesley now plays for the Lions. He’s the Panther who dropped a major cheap shot on Clifton Smith last year and left him out cold on the Bucs’ home turf. Joe would have enjoyed wondering whether Blount might throw a haymaker at Wesley on Sunday.

10 Responses to “Look For Huggins On The Bench”

  1. bucfanjeff Says:

    Is “setback” the new term for disguising injuries that just “appear”?

  2. McBuc Says:

    Bring on Blount! I am “FIRED UP” about this kid!

  3. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    Well that sucks for Huggy Bear, but at least we’ll get to see what Blount can do.

  4. Jonny Says:

    I am sure Pumpkin will get some playing time, not Blount. Olson somehow knows what we want and tries his best to do the opposite.

  5. goodfellajay Says:

    yall were so hype up for Huggy Bear..guess hes not ready like yall said

  6. Will the Beast Says:

    Blount object up the gut touchdown Tampa Bay this guy is going to shank someone let him out in the yard to play Get Leroy, Bubba, and Blount and the jailhouse will really rock. No all jokes aside he might just be the Nigerian nightmare were looking for 2 pound the rock put me in coach I’m ready 2 play 2day

  7. NegativeExpectations Says:

    C.Blount is a beast.

    They need to be running this guy on 3 and 1. I don’t care how many people he has punched in his life. RUN THIS GUY ON SHORT YARDAGE PLAYS.

  8. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    McBuc, me too, I watched Blount run all over the Pac 10. Plus, he can cold cock Steve Smith from Carolina if he starts trash talking. We are gonna need to be physical to beat Carolina. It is always a street fight up there. Why not put our new enforcer in the game ?

  9. Paul Says:

    Blount! I just can’t get excited about Lumpkin. I want to see him get a few touches on running downs. He’s pretty physical, so hopefully he can learn to play passing downs later on for us too.

  10. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I hope it’s LeGarrette Blount. I’ve heard much about him and have never seen him actually play.

    If he’s as good as people say, poor Huggins might end up waiting a while for another chance.