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Cadillac Williams admits his days could be numbered



Bucs running back Cadillac Williams, off to one of the worst starts in his six-year career, has acknowledged what seems inevitable: That he soon might not be the team's featured running back.

"You know this business," Williams said. "Of course, that is a possibility. You know (the team) is looking beyond this year, which is cool. I'm just going to prepare myself and go out there on Sunday and continue to put things on film."

Williams later added, "You can tell where the team is heading. It's not like they personally came to me, but you can just tell how things are headed. I mean, who knows? (We have) 13 straight weeks (of games remaining).

"It's part of the business. You may not agree with it and you may not like it. But I'm six years into this thing, so these days, nothing surprises me to be honest with you.''

He allowed that he could perform better than the 2.5 yards per carry he's currently averaging, but he said the offense as a whole has underachieved.

"Personally, I can do better," he said. "But I think overall, as a team, we all could do better from the guys blocking to me running and making better reads. Until we start playing like one unit, we're going to continue to struggle."

But Williams sees reason for optimism and believes that, given the chance, he will produce.

"I feel physically, I can do everything I did in '05," Williams said, referring to the season in which he was AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, two years before the first of his two career-threatening knee injuries.

"To this day, I can get those types of things done. You know, it's three games into it. Yeah, the yards are not there, the yards per carry are not there. But it's three games.''

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 3:56pm]


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