Buccaneers running back Mike James came out of the gates smoking, logging 41 rushing yards on his first five carries of the game. But James was carted off the field of the Dolphins-Bucs game in the first quarter. He suffered a fractured ankle.
James is now done for the season. It's unfortunate for James who looked like he was on his way to a huge night coming off a big Week 9 performance. The Bucs mostly turned to Brian Leonard who finished with 20 carries for 57 yards. But Bobby Rainey was much more productive on his eight carries, rushing for 45 yards and a TD. It looks like it's going to be a timeshare as far as the Tampa running game goes.