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- Sep 30, 2004
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He's fast on his feet, and will also have to be a fast learner in order to be ready to go Sunday
By TOM BALOG/HeraldTribune
TAMPA -- All that Jon Gruden and Art Valero can hope is that running back Michael Bennett's learning curve of the Buccaneers' West Coast offense does not get him as lost as he was Tuesday, navigating the five miles from Tampa International Airport to One Buccaneer Place, where he also had trouble finding his way around the team's new training facility.
It's not been a fast start in a new city for the seven-year veteran the team hopes to have in uniform and lining up in the backfield Sunday against the Lions in Detroit.
"I missed the loop," Bennett said. "I'm still on pins and needles, a little bit nervous. I don't know who to talk to, I don't know where to go. I got lost this morning. Once I find my way around and get to know everybody I think I'll have a lot of fun."
Bennett, 29, was acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs for conditional 2008 and 2009 draft choices, to help bolster the Buccaneers' injury-depleted running attack, which is missing Carnell Williams and Michael Pittman.
"Now what we have to do is make this work," Gruden said.
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