Bucs RB:This isn't as much a battle as a friendly c...

St. Petersburg Times - [Full Article]

Bucs RB:

This isn't as much a battle as a friendly competition. That's because Earnest Graham and Derrick Ward both will play plenty. The Bucs will look a lot like some other teams have in recent years in using a platoon system for perhaps the most punishing position. Ward formed a formidable tandem with Brandon Jacobs with his former team, the Giants. And the approach worked well in Carolina for Deangelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, who combined for more than 2,300 yards last season. But in Tampa, how Graham and Ward are used, and who starts, hasn't been decided. Also a factor is how and when to use Clifton Smith, who offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski said will be included in game plans after being used almost exclusively on special teams last season.

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