Writers crash Caddy metaphor into tree

We're not even done with week 1 of the preseason and already the beat writers have killed the whole Carnell Williams/Caddy metaphor. From Roy Cummings at the Tribune:

Jon Gruden pulled his new Cadillac out of the garage for the first time Friday, but he didn't even take it for a spin around the block.

From Gary Shelton at the Times:
On the first night of the Cadillac, it turns out, Jon Gruden left the keys in his other pants.

And from Chris Harry at the Sentinel:
With "Cadillac" in park, reserve running back Earnest Graham rushed . . .


I watched some of the game on the NFL Network, which has something called No Huddle, where they jump around to the different pre-season games. So I was able to catch bits and pieces of the game last night, but I didn't watch much of the second half. Some of the things I noticed from last night:
  • Chris Simms didn't look all that good. Sure he was under pressure when he threw the interception to Keith Bullock who returned it for a touchdown, but there wasn't a single Bucs receiver in the area that Simms threw the ball to. Even the touchdown he threw to Ernest Graham was ugly. I would like to see some more of Luke McCown, but the backup situation doesn't look good for the Bucs.
  • Jermaine Phillips looks ready to step up and be the playmaker in the secondary this year. He intercepted a pass from Steve McNair in the endzone to stop a potential scoring drive by the Titans. Two plays before, Phillips had been jawing with some Titans players and had to be pulled away by the refs and his teammates. Good to see some fire out the defense, even if it's only the pre-season.
  • The Bucs will have more runningback depth this season than they have had in awhile. Ernest Graham looked good, scoring two touchdowns. He did have one fumble, but I can see Gruden using Graham on more goal line packages, since Graham seems to have a nose for the endzone.
  • The kicker battle just got more interesting, but finally that's a good thing. Todd France made a 35 yard kick early in the 4th quarter to give the Bucs the lead. Matt Bryant responded by kicking the ball 33 yards in overtime to win the game for the Bucs. This is shaping up to be the most interesting position battle for the Bucs.

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