Biggs: Tampa giving the keys to Cadillac

The Buccaneers will be more committed to getting the ball in the hands of Cadillac Williams.

Offensive coordinator Greg Olson has reportedly shifted his thinking on Williams, who the team was planning to mix in to things when the season began. As it turns out, Williams might be the best rusher they have, and the early numbers certainly show that. He’s averaging 5.0 yards per carry on 38 rushes. He’s also second on the team with 12 receptions.

"We went into the season with the mentality of let's work Cadillac in," Olson said. "Our thinking was we could rotate him in with the other backs, but as good as he's looked, it's time we become more committed to Cadillac Williams as a full-time guy.

"I really believe he is back and that he is a bright point for us right now. The way he's come back this year and as healthy as he's been playing and as hard as he's playing, we just have to maintain our emphasis on the run and to getting Cadillac more involved."

Williams has made a return from two torn patellar tendons.

Free-agent pickup Derrick Ward returned to practice after missing last week with a knee injury. He rushed for 97 yards with one touchdown through the first three games.

The Bucs have to get more from their running game as they try to make some strides in the beginning of the Josh Johnson era, one that will last only until rookie first-round pick Josh Freeman is ready to play. Tampa plays at Philadelphia on Sunday.

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