All of the candidates were worthy, and I was happy to see Carnell “Cadillac” Williams’ name on the list. His career was believed to be over when he tore his left patella tendon to finish 2008, just one year after tearing his right patella tendon.
But Williams was back on the field for Week One, playing effectively with his trademark aggressive style. He played so well, the team couldn’t get high priced free agent Derrick Ward enough work.
Williams’ future remains uncertain, but he signed his one-year tender on Wednesday for $2.303 million and looks like the favorite to start in Tampa again.
We spend a lot of the day writing about what’s wrong with the NFL. By all accounts, Williams is a joy to coach, play with, and is plenty of fun to watch.
The Bucs also claimed OG Michael Shumard off waivers from the Broncos Wednesday.