maddog60 wrote:Well, Alstott does seem likely out of the picture, with an outrageous cap figure. I wouldn't be surprised if he restructured though, but if not, I could easily see the Bucs spending a fraction of what they save cutting him to give a 1-2 year deal to a guy like Anthony Thomas, just so they have a short-yardage RB.
Alstott has "team loyalty" written all over him at this point in his career. If he's not retiring, he's restructing and staying on the Buc's. I think the Buc's are so confident in Alstott, they let Pittman go, figuring they could use Alstott as a multi-faceted 3rd down RB. He can run for short yardage and catch passes like a solid pass catching FB.. Caddy can be used more extensively in the passing game now that he has a years worth of experience in the system.
Caddy seems to be in a similar situation to Tiki Barber going into last season. We all knew Jacobs would have a role at the goalline, but to what extent? I think the consensus is that Alstott will have a bigger role than most predicted of Jacobs, and in addition to that Caddy doesn't have a history of racking up 50 catches and 500 yards in receiving numbers.
We all know that Tiki was undervalued as a 2nd round pick last year, but I'm really less optimistic about Caddy now, versus how I was for Tiki in the preseason last year. Keep in mind that Tiki only had 9 rushing touchdowns last year, despite carrying the ball 350+ times and averaging well over 5.0ypc. Hard to predict Caddy breaking into the 10+ TD range based on what a similar RB(minus passing stats) in the best possible situation did last year.