Schiano Praises Blount’s WillOctober 2nd, 2012
One would think the 2012 version of LeGarrette Blount would be loved by the New Schiano Order.
Blount is physical. He’s worked hard in practice. Joe doesn’t even recall Blount fumbling in practice or anywhere this year. And ball security is everything to Greg Schiano.
Blount seems like one of Schiano’s “Buccaneer Men”, though he’s seemingly been in a doghouse, only released for an occasional romp around the yard.
But perhaps things changed Sunday.
With 9:41 left in the fourth quarter, the Bucs turned to Blount on 2nd-and-goal from the 2 yard line to pound the ball in for a score. And Blount absorbed hits and delivered a punishing touchdown run. (Here’s the video)
This was not lost on Schiano, who spoke on his WDAE-AM 620 radio show Monday about Blount’s effort with what sounded like a twinkle in his eye.
“A good job by the line, but I think that was a man who was not going to be denied,” Schiano said of Blount.
If nothing else, Joe suspects Blount is now the Bucs’ short-yardage running back.
But Joe hopes Schiano’s comment leads to more carries. Blount remains a proven weapon that is not being maximized. That’s unacceptable.