Mike James Should Sleep Well

August 20th, 2016
Shouldn't stress out.

Shouldn’t stress out.

As Joe noted in his Gameday post, with Doug Martin sitting the game out, backup running backs would get plenty of reps to show their wares.

And Mike James did just that tonight. Buried deep in Lovie Smith’s doghouse the past two years — he was cut last year but made it back to the practice squad — James didn’t embarrass himself given the rock six times, primarily against the Jags’ first-team defense.

While James didn’t exactly make people forget Warrick Dunn on the ground — six carries for 17 yards, including a short-yardage first down — he showed his versatility with a pair of catches and a touchdown grab.

Unless James develops fumbleitis the next two weeks, it’s difficult to not see him on the 53-man roster. He has far more experience than the others battling for the No. 3 and/or No. 4 job.

5 Responses to “Mike James Should Sleep Well”

  1. Brian Says:

    Ive liked this kid since the Seattle and Miami games a few years ago. He was killin Miami before that inj..

  2. NonyaDamnBucsiness Says:


    Our RBs mostly looked really good tonight. I was very impressed.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Can we keep 9 running backs?

  4. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Love Mike James..always have…glad he gets to show his ability to play and play well..

    Anyone else notice how the passion in him is there this year?..It’s like he was beaten down last regime..

    Good gracious..we are in great shape in RB’s..awesome shape..

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