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Scouing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Not much of an update today, but just in case you weren't aware, but Buccaneers running back Cadillac Williams will sit out tomorrow's game with a foot injury. That means that veteran backup Michael Pittman will get the start. I would expect fullback Mike Alstott and third-string running back Earnest Graham to get some carries as well.

The Buccaneers haven't really had a gouging running game this season. Williams, the fifth overall pick in last year's draft, started off hot last year before cooling off to close the season. The success for Williams has not been there this season, as he is only averaging 3.5 yards per carry (225 carries for 298 yards and one touchdown).

With that type of success (or lack there of), you'd expect the reliable veteran Pittman to have gotten some carries this season, right? That hasn't been the case, since Pittman only has 22 carries for 86 yards. However, Pittman is the team's third-leading receiver with 40 catches for 348 yards. He does not have a touchdown on the season. Meanwhile, Alstott has 32 carries for 111 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Buccaneers only real threat is Joey Galloway, who has 52 catches for 905 yards and 6 touchdowns. The next best receiver, Michael Clayton, only has 33 catches for a mere 356 yards. Honestly, this team is not very good offensively. If the Browns lose, let alone get close to being embarrassed by this team tomorrow, I will be pissed off. This is one of those games where we should win because we are the better football team. I've only felt that about one other game this year, and that was against the Oakland Raiders. I'll have my full game-review online tomorrow, but as of this moment, I'm projecting us to win in a blowout.