Ricky returns, but Bucs win

first_imgRicky Williams patiently answered every question before finally being whisked away to catch the team bus. The enigmatic running back returned from a one-year retirement and four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy on Sunday, and his presence spawned hope for the Miami Dolphins despite a 27-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “It felt good,” Williams said. “It felt like I never left.” Chiefs 28, Redskins 21 Nine days after his 32nd birthday, Priest Holmes ran for a touchdown and caught five passes for 100 yards, including a 60-yard catch-and-run for the go-ahead score, as Kansas City (3-2) topped Washington. Santana Moss caught 10 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns for the Redskins, who lost their second in a row after a 3-0 start. Seahawks 42, Texans 10 Running back Shaun Alexander’s four touchdown runs buried Houston, dropping the NFL’s only winless team to 0-5. The NFC West-leading Seahawks set a franchise record 320 yards rushing. Alexander ran for 141, and his backup, Maurice Morris, added 104. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I think a lot of people on the outside were more excited than I was. I mean, it’s just another day. … I try to live every moment to the fullest whether I’m on the football field, at home or whatever I’m doing,” Williams said. “I love what I’m doing. Life gives you different changes. … You take them all with a smile and with your heart, you’re going to have success.” Williams started alongside rookie Ronnie Brown, but was limited to 8 yards rushing on five attempts. fast. He made the right cuts,” Dolphins coach Nick Saban said. “I’m not disappointed at all in the way he played for the first time out of the box.” Tampa Bay (5-1) held the Dolphins (2-3) to 64 yards rushing and created plenty of problems for Gus Frerotte, sacking the quarterback four times and forcing him to fumble twice. center_img Williams spent his year away from football traveling, studying holistic medicine and becoming a yoga instructor and now is determined to prove he’s the same dominant player he was before abruptly turning his back on his teammates in the summer of 2004. Tampa Bay’s Michael Pittman ran for 127 yards and a touchdown to ruin Williams’ first regular-season appearance in 22 months. Still, the Dolphins liked what they saw of Williams, who ran for 3,225 yards and scored 25 TDs in his first two seasons in Miami. last_img