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Cadillac Williams, RB TB

 

News: RB Cadillac Williams, who rushed for 1,178 yards as a rookie despite missing two games and part of a third because of a foot injury, will see an expanded role in the offense in 2006 as head coach Jon Gruden wants Williams to be more involved in the passing attack. The former Auburn star had 20 receptions for 81 yards as a rookie and relishes getting more opportunities to handle the ball in open space. Williams reported to training camp about six pounds heavier than he finished last season and feels stronger and quicker. And, after a trip to crappy shoes from spammers's headquarters in Oregon, he's wearing specially designed shoes he hopes will ward off the type of injury that slowed him for a portion of 2005.

 

Analysis: This is very interesting news, and it might be enough to consider Williams with the rest of the top backs in Fantasy Football. As it stands now, he's already part of the top-12, making him a sure-fire No. 1 Fantasy RB worth taking as a late first-round pick. If he can add 40 receptions to his bottom line, he could touch the ball close to 325 times over 16 games, and that may mean something like 1,600 total yards. It could be a fun year for Williams (and his Fantasy owners).

 

 

 

:D Here's to hoping this works out!

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I took him very early in a dynasty draft this year and have him in a keeper league which both Furley and I are in. This is the type of news I've expected to hear for a while now. As a coach, you have to create opportunities for your playmakers to touch the ball. Good news indeed for Caddy owners.

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Cadillac Williams, RB TB

 

News: RB Cadillac Williams, who rushed for 1,178 yards as a rookie despite missing two games and part of a third because of a foot injury, will see an expanded role in the offense in 2006 as head coach Jon Gruden wants Williams to be more involved in the passing attack. The former Auburn star had 20 receptions for 81 yards as a rookie and relishes getting more opportunities to handle the ball in open space. Williams reported to training camp about six pounds heavier than he finished last season and feels stronger and quicker. And, after a trip to crappy shoes from spammers's headquarters in Oregon, he's wearing specially designed shoes he hopes will ward off the type of injury that slowed him for a portion of 2005.

 

Analysis: This is very interesting news, and it might be enough to consider Williams with the rest of the top backs in Fantasy Football. As it stands now, he's already part of the top-12, making him a sure-fire No. 1 Fantasy RB worth taking as a late first-round pick. If he can add 40 receptions to his bottom line, he could touch the ball close to 325 times over 16 games, and that may mean something like 1,600 total yards. It could be a fun year for Williams (and his Fantasy owners).

:D Here's to hoping this works out!

 

 

Love to read these stories about Cadillac. In my local league we get to keep an '05 rookie plus any other player. I took Caddy in the 4th round and there were some snickers in the room. Now it's looking like a very smart play. My keepers are the best in the league (Cadillac plus Tiki) IMO. One team has LJ and Gado and another has SJax and Ronnie Brown. At the very least it puts me in strong contention to repeat as league champ. I also really like Caddy as my long term keeper, I could see him being rated in the top 3 in future years.

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Love to read these stories about Cadillac. In my local league we get to keep an '05 rookie plus any other player. I took Caddy in the 4th round and there were some snickers in the room. Now it's looking like a very smart play. My keepers are the best in the league (Cadillac plus Tiki) IMO. One team has LJ and Gado and another has SJax and Ronnie Brown. At the very least it puts me in strong contention to repeat as league champ. I also really like Caddy as my long term keeper, I could see him being rated in the top 3 in future years.

 

 

I like him as well. Hopefully he produces....last year I had him, Alexander and S.Jax.......this years caddy......V.Marohney?

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Just picked up Caddy at the 1.10 spot in a draft this morning. Looking forward to those kinda stats this year. :D

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In one of the sporting news articles it was mentioned that Cadillac worked hard on his route running and receiving so he could stay on the field for more 3rd down plays. I love this kid's work ethic and drive to get better.

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Not sure Cadillac owners ought to be hoping for a heavier work load for him. I'll let him slip to someone else at the end of the 1st round.

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with RBrown and Caddy both catching more....I think this takes SJax's value down a little, since there are more backs that are emphasizing on catching the ball....

 

being a double threat is the way to go and more and more backs are doing this nowadays...

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Not sure Cadillac owners ought to be hoping for a heavier work load for him. I'll let him slip to someone else at the end of the 1st round.

 

 

And he's never been known to have very good hands. Pass

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Now just think when Mike Alstott is gone next year.....

 

 

When Caddy was healthy and performing, Alstott didn't see the ball that much. Even in goal line situations. The more troubling thing for me is that there were games where Cadillac was ineffective for the most part and only broke the 100 yard barrier because he knocked out a 40 yard run at the end of the game.

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When Caddy was healthy and performing, Alstott didn't see the ball that much. Even in goal line situations. The more troubling thing for me is that there were games where Cadillac was ineffective for the most part and only broke the 100 yard barrier because he knocked out a 40 yard run at the end of the game.

 

 

1) Caddy was hurt

2) Ur talking about that 70yarder to break 100 against minny..only 1 game..

3) whats wrong with breaking a big one...that big one can help u win games

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1) Caddy was hurt

2) Ur talking about that 70yarder to break 100 against minny..only 1 game..

3) whats wrong with breaking a big one...that big one can help u win games

 

 

I wish I had the breakdown of the runs, but he's done it more than once where he breaks off a big one or a couple of big ones at the end of a game. As a runner he's generally ineffective for the first quarter or two. I don't know if this is a product of his line or a reflection of him as a runner.

 

I love the guy, but I watched almost every one of his games last year and that was my overall impression of him.

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I wish I had the breakdown of the runs, but he's done it more than once where he breaks off a big one or a couple of big ones at the end of a game. As a runner he's generally ineffective for the first quarter or two. I don't know if this is a product of his line or a reflection of him as a runner.

 

I love the guy, but I watched almost every one of his games last year and that was my overall impression of him.

 

 

The tampa line last year was not very talented. Hopefully with another year together and some new guys..they will actually open up some nice holes so caddy can shake and bake defenders in the open field.....or run thru them like he does on occasions...

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with RBrown and Caddy both catching more....I think this takes SJax's value down a little, since there are more backs that are emphasizing on catching the ball....

 

being a double threat is the way to go and more and more backs are doing this nowadays...

 

 

I disagree,

 

Jackson had 43 catches last season. Faulk had 44 catches last year.

Ronnie Brown had 32 catches. RW had 17 catches. A couple others had a handful of catches.

Caddy had 20 catches. Alstott had 25 catches. Pittman had 36 catches.

 

Now I could see Jackson getting a majority of Faulks catches, most likely he'll fall in the 60 catch range or so even with the new offense. Brown shows that he may get more catches, but as a team they only completed 62 passes to the RB's. We know that offense isn't changing other than bringing in C-Pep who may actually take off running rather than throwing to Ronnie. Caddy still has those two in the mix to steal those catches. So IMO I feel Jackson would end up right with or beyond those two at seasons end.

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I disagree,

 

Jackson had 43 catches last season. Faulk had 44 catches last year.

Ronnie Brown had 32 catches. RW had 17 catches. A couple others had a handful of catches.

Caddy had 20 catches. Alstott had 25 catches. Pittman had 36 catches.

 

Now I could see Jackson getting a majority of Faulks catches, most likely he'll fall in the 60 catch range or so even with the new offense. Brown shows that he may get more catches, but as a team they only completed 62 passes to the RB's. We know that offense isn't changing other than bringing in C-Pep who may actually take off running rather than throwing to Ronnie. Caddy still has those two in the mix to steal those catches. So IMO I feel Jackson would end up right with or beyond those two at seasons end.

 

 

C-Pep is notorious for dumping the ball off to RB's....and Caddy adding the ability to catch the ball to his arsenal will limit Pittman's touches unless there is an injury...which brings my next point...Caddy was hurt plenty, Jackson was hurt a little....and Brown saw as much time as Ricky did...pretty much....

 

SJax was a starter and Faulk only started a couple games I think...2 tops...due to SJax's injury...so those numbers are still a little skewed because each back changes the dynamic in how their offense is run...

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And he's never been known to have very good hands. Pass

 

 

I believe he had the best reception-to-target ratio among RBs last year, actually. If not the best, he was in the top 3 or 4. His hands are very good for a RB.

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I believe he had the best reception-to-target ratio among RBs last year, actually. If not the best, he was in the top 3 or 4. His hands are very good for a RB.

 

 

Actually, he was tied for #15 in Rec/Target ratio for RBs with 15 or more receptions last year:

 

 

Rank	NAME	YR	TARG	REC	R/T %1	Deuce McAllister	2005	18	17	94.44%2	Alvin Pearman	2005	36	32	88.89%3	William Henderson	2005	34	30	88.24%4	Edgerrin James	2005	50	44	88.00%5	Michael Bennett	2005	31	27	87.10%6	Mike Anderson	2005	21	18	85.71%7	Ricky Williams	2005	20	17	85.00%8	Corey Dillon	2005	26	22	84.62%9	Artose Pinner	2005	25	21	84.00%10	Lorenzo Neal	2005	29	24	82.76%11	Chris Perry	2005	62	51	82.26%12	Mack Strong	2005	27	22	81.48%13	Jonathan Wells	2005	27	22	81.48%14	Domanick Davis	2005	48	39	81.25%15	Curtis Martin	2005	30	24	80.00%16	Cadillac Williams	2005	25	20	80.00%17	Marcel Shipp	2005	44	35	79.55%18	Chester Taylor	2005	52	41	78.85%19	Shawn Bryson	2005	47	37	78.72%20	Kevin Faulk	2005	37	29	78.38%21	Warrick Dunn	2005	37	29	78.38%22	Steven Jackson	2005	55	43	78.18%23	Tiki Barber	2005	70	54	77.14%24	Michael Pittman	2005	47	36	76.60%25	Julius Jones	2005	46	35	76.09%26	Marshall Faulk	2005	58	44	75.86%27	J.J. Arrington	2005	33	25	75.76%28	Willis McGahee	2005	37	28	75.68%29	Obafemi Ayanbadejo	2005	45	34	75.56%30	Mewelde Moore	2005	49	37	75.51%31	Willie Parker	2005	24	18	75.00%32	Rudi Johnson	2005	31	23	74.19%33	Shaud Williams	2005	23	17	73.91%34	Tony Fisher	2005	65	48	73.85%35	Kevan Barlow	2005	42	31	73.81%36	Jerald Sowell	2005	38	28	73.68%37	Patrick Pass	2005	30	22	73.33%38	Clinton Portis	2005	41	30	73.17%39	Aaron Stecker	2005	48	35	72.92%40	Jamal Lewis	2005	44	32	72.73%41	Marion Barber III	2005	25	18	72.00%42	Kevin Jones	2005	28	20	71.43%43	DeShaun Foster	2005	48	34	70.83%44	Ahman Green	2005	27	19	70.37%45	Chris Brown	2005	37	26	70.27%46	Reuben Droughns	2005	56	39	69.64%47	Frank Gore	2005	22	15	68.18%48	Ronnie Brown	2005	47	32	68.09%49	LaMont Jordan	2005	103	70	67.96%50	Larry Johnson	2005	49	33	67.35%51	LaDainian Tomlinson	2005	76	50	65.79%52	Mike Alstott	2005	38	25	65.79%53	Priest Holmes	2005	32	21	65.63%54	Tatum Bell	2005	28	18	64.29%55	Brian Westbrook	2005	96	61	63.54%56	Justin Griffith	2005	34	21	61.76%57	Thomas Jones	2005	44	27	61.36%58	Kyle Johnson	2005	31	17	54.84%59	Shaun Alexander	2005	29	15	51.72%

 

 

And personally, I see that Rec/Target ratio as highly deceptive, since it can be dictated in a large part by the competence (or lack thereof) of the QB.

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Actually, he was tied for #15 in Rec/Target ratio for RBs with 15 or more receptions last year

ah 1st, 3d, 15th, what's the diff :D

 

And personally, I see that Rec/Target ratio as highly deceptive, since it can be dictated in a large part by the competence (or lack thereof) of the QB.

 

To tell the truth it's a pretty meaningless stat regardless. Guys like RW and Dillon are ranked way ahead of guys like LT and Westbrook.

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Pulling Even

RB Cadillac Williams and the Bucs' offense have battled the team's defense more evenly than in some past years

 

Aug 02, 2006 -

 

Gruden has addressed Boston, Clayton, Galloway, Simms and the offensive line after several practices. He hasn’t had to wax long on the Bucs’ running back corps because few observers perceive any weaknesses there. Still, when the subject did come up, Gruden made it clear that the team is happy with that element of the offense in camp, too.

 

“I think we have a very good backfield; it’s deep,” he said. “I’m impressed with number 24, Cadillac Williams, he’s making some tremendous things happen here. [Michael] Pittman is still a very good player. Earnest has had a great camp – Graham, “Dodge Ram” Graham. Derek Watson has had his moments. And our fullback position is very competitive now with Jerald Sowell, and Rick Razzano having a healthy, injury-free camp. It will be a tough cut for us. It will be a tough situation that we have to solve here in a couple weeks.”

 

http://www.buccaneers.com/news/newsdetail.aspx?newsid=5245

 

Just a blurb from the article...Dang..Gruden is impressed with caddy....I thought he was already impressed..now caddy impresses him even more...good. And plus..caddy gained more pounds this year...up to 216-217....he looks bigger

 

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Edited by samurai30

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