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Buc-wild? Offense may use Johnson in wildcat formation

Bucs coach Raheem Morris has suggested this before and right now, it's in the formative stages.

But Morris said in his post-OTA news conference Thursday that backup quarterback Josh Johnson could find himself on the field with starter Josh Freeman in the wildcat formation next fall.

"Don't be shocked if you see them playing together,'' Morris said of Johnson and Freeman. "Because (Johnson) is so explosive, and is so talented.

"The league is going to a wildcat format and he can run the football. He creates mismatches with people, he creates different problems. So anything you can do to win a football game you try to do.''

Johnson went 0-4 as a starter last season but rushed 22 times for 148 yards, a 6.7-yard per carry average.

[Last modified: Monday, July 19, 2010 2:41pm]


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