Bucs plan to ride “hot” hand at tailback

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In getting to 5-5 with a win over the Seahawks in Germany, the Buccaneers rediscovered their running game. Going forward, they’ll wait to discover which running back is getting it done the best during a given game.

“Depending on who gets hot at a certain time, we’ll ride that hand,” coach Todd Bowles told reporters on Wednesday. “Right now, we need everybody back there — [Ke’Shawn Vaughn] included with Gio [Bernard] coming back. We’ve got guys [that] if they get in the game and they get going pretty [well], we’ll probably leave them in there.”

Rookie Rachaad White got his first career start in Tampa Bay’s most recent game. He rushed for 105 yards on 22 carries. He could get even more chances, especially with Leonard Fournette dealing with a hip injury. Fournette was limited in practice on Wednesday.

“He’s sore right now,” Bowles said regarding Fournette. “He’s pretty sore — we’ll see how the week goes. If he progresses and gets better to where he can run full speed, then he’ll play — if not, then he won’t.”

If he doesn’t, look for plenty of Rachaad White. Unless someone else gets a hotter hand.

9 responses to “Bucs plan to ride “hot” hand at tailback

  1. White looked more dynamic than Fournette did. Also kind of funny that Brady finds someone else with that last name on offense again. Except Rachaad reminds me slightly of Blount with the power he has.

  2. NFL ( not for long) at RB. Used to be a position for marquee players. Now among the most interchangeable. Find a guy in the fourth round down, use him up, replace and go forward.

  3. I love my Browns but I see the Bucs rolling them. They can’t stop any RB. Watson coming back won’t solve anything.Die hard since 68.

  4. scarletknight says:
    November 24, 2022 at 9:30 am
    NFL ( not for long) at RB. Used to be a position for marquee players. Now among the most interchangeable. Find a guy in the fourth round down, use him up, replace and go forward.
    ———-
    That’s because it’s a passing league and has been that way for almost 2 decades. The rules are set up that way.

  5. Don’t know what to make of these guys. But they’ll make the playoffs, for sure, just because the division they’re in is so weak, it could be won with a .500 record, and they’re certain to be better than that. Plus their schedule is patsy, they can go 5-2 or better the rest of the way if they’re anything better than mediocre. Be interesting to see if they pull it together for another deep run. Their defense is sixth best in the league in points allowed despite being on the field alot.

  6. As a Browns fan, I can assure you that any RB that faces the Browns is a potential “hot hand”. This team desperately issues Anthony Walker…..run defense was mediocre’ish before his injury and pretty much atrocious after.

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