Originally posted on BucStats  |  Last updated 10/17/11

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 06: Earnest Graham #34 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers falls in for a touchdown during the first quarter of the NFC Wild Card game against the New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium on January 6, 2008 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Sorry for the late start here. Earnest Graham went out to prove wrong the naysayers who said he couldn’t run like he did back in 2008 when the team had to lean on him as the leading running back. One of those naysayers was me, except I didn’t come right out and say he could do it; I took the *****’s way out and questioned his ability without making any predictions. He ran for 109 yards at 6.4 YPC. That’s good eatin’. And it’s not like the Saints weren’t geared up to stop the run. The offensive line did an excellent job opening holes, even after Jeff Faine went down and Jeremy Zuttah stepped in to cover. I know, right? Josh Freeman looked a little sketchy for a couple drives, but certainly better than he has for the last few games. With 300+ yards, 2 TDs and no picks, he was solid and sometimes excellent. Several overthrows and a couple of shoulda-been picks are still getting in the way of him having an elite game, but if he’s playing well enough to win, that’s enough for me. Fre...
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