The Bucs running game needed help right from the start. Dirk Koetter was looking for depth behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims. Neither of them looked particularly good in week one, and the depth chart behind them was thin, so Rodgers was signed. He had limited success in the past with the Falcons, but was never a featured back.
Then the unthinkable happens, Martin and Sims run into injury problems. What happens to the Bucs running attack? Rodgers happened to it. He took over and led the team with 560 rushing yards and a 4.9 yards per carry average. He posted back-to-back 100 yard rushing performances including a 154 yard showing against the 49ers. Rodgers got the job done better than he ever had before.
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