Derrick Ward Retires

July 3rd, 2012

It’s over for Derrick Ward, so the former Bucs running back has Twittered, via

Ward is hanging it up after nine seasons in the NFL.

Now many Bucs fans might say Ward retired the moment he finished signing his fat free-agent contract with the Buccaneers in 2009, when Ward was supposed to be part a ridiculous 2-2-1 rotation, a three-headed monster at running back (Ward-Cadillac Williams-Earnest Graham) engaged in a bizarre Raheem-Olson shuffling per offensive series.

That plan failed and Ward was used sparingly and was inconsistent. After getting cut late in the 2010 preseason, Ward went on to have a couple of solid seasons for Houston as a backup.

When history looks back on Ward, yeah, he had a 1,000-yard season and earned a ring with the Giants, but his South Tampa pool parties might be more memorable as well as his Kardashian-dabbling. Joe wishes Ward well.

11 Responses to “Derrick Ward Retires”

  1. RastaMon Says:


  2. Patrick Says:

    The biggest crime that Raheem committed was not giving Graham any carries and wasting him at fullback.

  3. Patrick Says:

    *Raheem and Olsen

  4. Thomas2.2 Says:

    Another rock star contract? There are a lot of bad yet rich walking around able to retire thanks to DomDom writing dumb Glazer checks.

    Congrats to Derrick and his agent for taking advantage of our rock star! Again.

  5. Karl Says:

    Ward is hanging it up? He hung it up years ago but managed to get paid anyway.

  6. Thomas2.2 Says:

    Bad but rich ex-Bucs . . .

  7. Eric Says:

    Everything about rah was ridiculous, except when he was doing it…then he was Chuck Noll….

  8. BucForce Says:

    Any truth to the rumor he will be signing a one day contract so he can retire as a Buc? LOL

  9. Architek Says:

    what a punk (rich)

  10. Mohak T Says:

    forget all that, its over n done with. did u see the link for his pool party? Now that’s impressive!

  11. Stevek Says:

    At least Haynesworth is out of town.