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Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson wants to commit to RB Cadillac Williams as the 'full-time guy.'



Cadillac Williams has proven he is a complete running back and offensive coordinator Greg Olson said Wednesday it's time the Bucs commit to him as an every down player.

Williams, who had 99 total yards from scrimmage in the Bucs' 16-13 loss to the Washington Redskins Sunday, was not on the field during the team's final two-minute drive. Instead, the Bucs went to second-year pro Clifton Smith, who had only one previous rushing attempt this season before losing a fumble to end the comeback bid.

Olson said Williams has improved his protection, pass-catching and route running abilities enough to be reliable on third down.

"We're going to get him more involved,'' Olson said of Williams. "And really, that's on me.

"Clifton has been our guy because he's a threat as a wide receiver and often times in those situations, a back gets out and gets involved in that. He's been our guy going back to last year. But Cadillac has proven that he understands protections and he's a real solid pass protector and really, he's developed as a receiver. 

"We went into the season kind of with the mentality of let's work Cadillac in. Maybe we can rotate him with the other backs. But as good as he's looked here early on in the season, I think it's time we become more committed to Cadillac Williams as a full-time guy.''


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:44pm]


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