Due to the hamstring injury to Doug Martin, Oregon State Great Jacquizz Rodgers will share time with Chris Simms. Rodgers played under Head Coach Dirk Koetter when he was in Atlanta. Atlanta drafted Rodgers out of Oregon State in the 5th round in 2011.
Check out what Dirk Koetter had to say about Rodgers:
"If you remember, I don't know if you followed Jacquizz and his brother James at Oregon State, but they were prolific college players," Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said.
"Unbelievable stats at Oregon State, and Jacquizz is an excellent zone runner."
"He's short in stature, but he's a muscled-up guy," Koetter said. "He's hard to see back there. He's extremely hard to bring down. Really nice quickness. Really nice vision. Can catch the ball out of the backfield, and he's got unbelievable pop in his pass protection."
Rodgers signed and played for the Bears last season but broke his arm and was placed on IR. He was released early this season and picked up by Tampa Bay.
While Simms may get the load of the carries, expect to see Rodgers get 10-12 carries a game.
Watch Rodgers discuss his adjustment to the Tampa playbook and what he expects of himself here.
Rodgers seems confident headed into the game despite his limited time with the organization, saying "We're going to go out there and make sure there's no dropoff, Don't do nothing unusual. It's football at the end of the day."