More Run Talk Without More Running BacksApril 5th, 2012
More fuel for the likelihood of the Bucs drafting Trent Richardson was dished out indirectly by Davin Joseph recently in a “Buccaneers Insider” video on Buccaneeers.com.
On his impressions of what the Bucs will look like this season after meeting with offensive coaches this week, Joseph over-emphasized what Greg Schiano has been telling everyone since his first moments on the job; the Bucs will pound the rock.
“He made it very clear that we are going to major in running the ball. And so we’re going to run the ball. (laughs) And so we’re going to run the ball. And we’re going to have fun,” Joseph said.
Now Joe would enjoy watching LeGarrette Blount pound out 450 carries in 2012, however that’s completely unrealistic in today’s NFL. But the Bucs only have Mossis Madu on the roster at running back outside of Blount.
Surely the Bucs can find a studly scatback in the second or third round of the draft, but one would think the Bucs would want at least a 1a-caliber power back to share carries with Blount and/or back him up, if they are really going to be a run-first, smashmouth club.
Where’s that guy going to come from?