Updated: September 18, 2003, 10:11 AM ETBy By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Although LS Ryan Benjamin and LG Cosey Coleman have been fiercely criticized for their part in the three kicks the Panthers blocked last Sunday, there won't be any significant personnel changes in the kicking unit. "There's not a lot of personnel that you can change,'' coach Jon Gruden told the Tampa Tribune. "Honestly, you don't have a lot of options.'' But the team did spend some extra time working on special teams at Wednesday's practice. K Martin Gramatica took some responsibility for the blocked kicks and admitted that he needs to kick the ball higher. Detroit Lions: WR Az-Zahir Hakim might take the field for the first time this season Sunday against Minnesota. Hakim is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee during training camp and is listed as questionable. "It's been a while since I've been back out there," Hakim told the Detroit News. "I'll be excited. It's a big relief for me. I haven't been out there since Nov. 17." That's when Hakim dislocated his hip last season. Hakim's quickness should help augment the Lions passing attack, which is a good thing considering they can't run the ball. "I'm glad to have him back," QB Joey Harrington said. "He seems just as quick as ever. I want to get him the ball in the slot, get the ball over the middle and see him shake a couple people like he used to."
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