Roll Call: No Ruud, Blount Or Cadillac

June 28th, 2011

Now Joe’s not about to claim intimate knowledge of the personal lives of Bucs players, but one would think the players who want to be Bucs next season would be present — though not necessarily participating — at the players-only, three-day minicamp kicking off today in Bradenton.

Joe’s sniffed around at the scene long enough today to make the call that Barrett Ruud, Cadillac Williams and LeGarrette Blount aren’t here.

Have Ruud and Cadillac already gotten messages from One Buc Palace? Messages that reveal a cool interest in their services for 2011 and beyond?

It’s hard not to speculate.

And, of course, these guys could show up tomorrow.   

21 Responses to “Roll Call: No Ruud, Blount Or Cadillac”

  1. Mauha Deeb Says:

    The absentees either shows a lack of commitment to the team or a steadfast commitment to the NFLPA.

  2. Travis Says:

    No Blount wtf?!

  3. USMC-BUC Says:

    Yea Blount is from perry florida, only 3 hours away he really doesn’t have an excuse.

    In reality as long as He breaks tackles and scores TD’s I could care less.

  4. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Hey Joe, how about taking a commenter from your site along with you to these practices?

    I’d recommend choosing the winner based on the funniest user name

  5. Hunter Says:

    Is that Blount to the left, with the receivers?:

  6. K2theSoldier Says:

    Looks like it could be Hunter. I posted just a moment ago on another page that Blount updated his Facebook saying he’d be at the workouts today. If he really isn’t there then I expect something urgent caused him to miss. Maybe a serious case of the shits or something like that.

  7. BucsnBeer Says:

    Blount needs to be there most of all, given his struggles picking up the blitz.

  8. BucFan941 Says:

    he cant bring a commenter..he is just a blog guy…i was there..u can go

  9. Dave Says:


    You were where and we can go where?

    I live in Bradenton and these practices are closed to the public

  10. Hunter Says:

    But I think that Blount was there: the picture shows it and he wasn’t one of the notable players missing in pewter report’s article…

  11. espo Says:

    Joe, is it possible that Ruud was there but you didn’t see him because, as usual, he was as far away from the objective as he can be?

  12. Dan Says:

    he was so far off assignment, he showed up at one buc place…. but he showed great form tackling on the security guard to get in….

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    Ruud is not my favorite player. Ruud was back home milking cows on the farm, doing strength conditioning on his hands, keeping up on the grab and drag technique.

  14. Hunter Says:

    @espo: I think Ruud was told by his agent to sit out for a contract…

  15. Joe Says:

    Good one espo!

  16. Bucnjim Says:

    Why does it surprise anyone about Ruud? He wasn’t; he isn’t; nor will he ever be a leader. Even in his short prime; it was Brook’s who was the leader and once he left everything fell apart.

  17. gotbbucs Says:

    hunter, i think you’re exactly right. alot of this bs crap with ruud i believe is advice from his agent. either way, his absence tells me all i really need to know about him and his intentions to walk away from this team.

  18. Jerry Says:

    Ruud, Blount, Williams, Briscoe, Bowers, Stocker, Barber, Hayes, and Hardy.

  19. Joe Says:


    Mike Williams was there. Joe spoke with him.

  20. Jerry Says:

    I meant Cadillac Williams.

  21. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the clarification Jerry.