The 2013 version of the "Blackaneers" maybe the most interesting version since the days of Mike Alstott and John Lynch. They are certainly a far cry from the recent years of "Raheem's Dreem Teem" which featured embarrassingly low totals of White athletes that would make a caste-villian like Dan Rooney squeal with delight. That said, I feel a team thread is worthy of discussion in addition to the popular Hillis and Leonard threads. Back when the Bucs hired Greg Schiano, I posted this in the "2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers" thread; "Schiano's hobby is taking talented White tailbacks like Brian Leonard and Joe Martinek and converting them into undersized 'human battering rams'." Well in his first season as head coach he didn't have any White running backs to continue his Rutger's fetish / tradition. Looks like year 2 he's gonna get a double dose of White guys to "mess with". Doug Martin is one of the few legitimately talented black running backs so putting some "whiteys" behind him follows NFL tradition (see Hester behind Tomlinson or Gerhart behind Peterson). Now as Schiano's harshest critic, I'll have to give him credit that he's even bringing in Leonard and Hillis. In the NFL there is always the chance that they could have gone unsigned, effectively ending their careers. He's also just drafted QB Mike Glennon who could push the insanely, inconsistent Josh Freeman for the starting role at some point down the line. That's assuming the Glazer Family :kev: would allow such blasphemy. Caption: The Gap-toothed Wigger™: Odious Enemy or Ally of White Running Backs? Here's rotoworld's take on how the Tampa backfield will shape up: The Bucs see Brian Leonard as a third-down option. The Bucs' backfield is starting to take shape. Doug Martin is going to be an every-down back and the bell cow. When he needs a breather on early downs, Michael Smith or Peyton Hillis will come on. When he asks out on third downs, Leonard will get the call. None of these backup-caliber players are a threat to Martin's projected workload. Well yea, "backup-caliber" players like Hillis who could step in a rush for 1,000 yards. We shouldn't expect more than a few token carries for either. Caption: Stockholm Syndrome? Was There No Better Team To Sign With Brian? The Bucs currently are slated to start a paltry 3 Whites: TE Luke Stocker FB Eric Lorig (if they use one) DT Gary Gibson. Yes, that's right they start an entirely cocoa offensive line which I suppose is good as we want Freeman on his backside as much as possible. White reserves are however littered all over. QB Mike Glennon, Dan Orlovsky, Adam Weber T Mike Remmers, Gabe Carimi, Brice Schwab G Adam Smith C Ted Larsen, Cody Wallace TE Tom Crabtree, Zach Miller, Nate Byham WR David Douglas RB Peyton Hillis, Brian Leonard DT Derek Landri, Matthew Masifilio LB Jacob Cutrera, Joe Holland S Cody Grimm, Sean Baker, Nick Saenz Will any of these guys get a chance to crack the lineup or even make the roster? Will Schiano have a change of heart or will he screw Leonard again and Hillis too for good fun? Will the Hillis Curse strike once more? At least there is a reason to monitor this crappy team.