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: December 11, 2008, 05:15:45 PM

Since 1996 the Buccaneers have produced just 3 season where a running back has eclipsed the 1000 yard mark. Counting this season that would be a total of 12 years and only three players who have managed to get a 1000 yards it was done in 1998 by Warrick Dunn(1,026), 2000 by Dunn(1,133) and 2005 by Carnell Williams(1,178).

Dating back to the beginning of the franchise the team has only managed a total 9 season where they have had a back go over a 1,000 yards. There have only been two players every rush for a 1,000 yards or more in back to back seasons i was done by Errict Rhett in 1995 & 1994 with 1,207 and 1,011 yards respectively. Then in 1984 & 1985 by James Wilder with 1,300 yards and 1,544 yards respectively.

The other two players in history to rush for over a 1,00 yards in a season Reggie Cobb in 1992 with 1,171 yards and Ricky Bell in 1979 with 1,263 yards.

Within the players who have posted a 1,000 yard season there has only been 1,200 yards or more done 4 times and 1,300 yards done once and only James Wilder can stake claim to a 1,500 yard season.

The question is weather is has been talent among the stable of backs that have been rotated in and out during the years, inept offensive lines, poor schemes, bad coaching or just an unwillingness to pound the football?

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#1 : December 11, 2008, 05:35:15 PM

I remember in the first 6 weeks, some of us, including me were wondering if we would have two 1000 yard rushers...  we certainly were on pace for it...

It looked like our leading WR would only have about 700 yards tho.  The emergence in the passing game has really helped the offense, but the running game went to crap.



Its a hard question to answer.  Gruden loses to pound the rock, and will do that once he has a lead.  Over the years we have never had a good offensive line until recently.  We also really haven't had much talent at the position.  We are Tampa Bay and have never been known for our offense....so I dont know what the answer is...

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#2 : December 11, 2008, 05:38:40 PM

I think that both Dunn and Alstott could have had multiple (additional) 1000 yard seasons had they not split carries with each other to the extent that they did.

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#3 : December 12, 2008, 10:06:10 AM

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