Ruud is ready to pounce
ESPN NFL blogger Pat Yasinskas lists his five players in the NFC South who are "ready to pounce.'' It's about players whom he predicts will have more productive seasons in 2010 than they did in 2009. Among his five is Bucs linebacker Barrett Ruud. You can read the whole blog post by clicking here, but part of what he said about Ruud:
The Bucs went out and drafted defensive tackles Gerald McCoy and Brian Price with their first two picks. That should make Ruud the happiest guy in town. He still doesn’t have that long-term contract he’s been seeking for more than a year. But his plays no longer will start with Chris Hovan and Ryan Sims getting blown 5 yards off the ball. McCoy and Price should fill some space and keep blockers off Ruud. That should allow him to start making the kind of plays that will get him a big contract.