Ruud grabs another honor
Middle linebacker Barrett Ruud has been named NFC defensive player of the month for September, two weeks after garnering a defensive player of the week honor.
Ruud led the league in September with 51 tackles, adding three forced fumbles, two recoveries and an interception.
Even Colts coach Tony Dungy mentioned today that Ruud has caught his eye while watching film of the Bucs this week. He said it was the first time he had watched Ruud play and his performance looked pretty familiar. It reminded Dungy of some of standout linebackers who came before him.
Dungy will get a close up on Sunday when the Bucs take on Indianapolis.