Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bucs News 9/28

Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times expected rookie WR Arrelious Benn to be more involved after the Buccaneers' Week 4 bye.

Benn made his first three catches of the season in Week 3. He is still a bit raw, but the rookie's upside is much higher than the likes of Sammie Stroughter and Micheal Spurlock. Benn is only a deep league stash for now, but keep an eye on him in regular-sized leagues.

Buccaneers rookie RB LeGarrette Blount admits that he needs to better learn the team's protection schemes before he expects his role to increase.
Blount picked up 27 yards and a touchdown on six carries in Week 3, and afterward coach Raheem Morris said the staff had planned to get Blount even more involved. It appears the rookie's role will continue to grow, and he's a big threat to take some of Cadillac Williams' workload

Coach Raheem Morris confirmed Monday that the Bucs are planning to decrease Cadillac Williams' workload going forward.
Williams ranked among the NFL's carry leaders through two weeks, but his per-attempt average of 2.5 has only earned him more time on the sidelines moving forward. Week 3 Bucs rushing leader LeGarrette Blount is suddenly a major sleeper, and Kareem Huggins is also slated for an expanded role once he's back to 100 percent. Williams is bench material in all leagues.

Buccaneers WR Sammie Stroughter is likely to play more in the slot going forward.

It makes all the sense in the world. Stroughter is built more like a slot receiver, anyway, and rookie Arrelious Benn can only play flanker at the moment. It wouldn't be a surprise at all if Mike Williams and Benn start on the outside in Week 5 and Stroughter plays out of the slot.

1 comment:

  1. Its definitely going to be a good season. Can't wait to hear more about the lineup.