Look Out For Mossis MaduJuly 25th, 2012
Joe remembers last year when the Bucs signed Mossis Madu, Joe received a text message from a respected member of the Tampa Bay pen and mic club stating the signing was a steal, that Madu had been stuck in a nasty logjam at running back at Oklahoma, languishing on the bench behind eventual third round pick DeMarco Murray.
“This guy has some talent, he may be a big time sleeper,” Joe recalls of the text about Madu. The source of the text once covered Oklahoma.
Well, it seems Madu may not be much of a sleeper any longer. Yesterday while appearing on “Rome,” hosted by popular sports personality Jim Rome seen exclusively on CBS Sports Network, Rome asked Bucs coach Greg Schiano about the battle between LeGarrette Blount and Doug Martin for top running back.
Schiano informed Rome that it wasn’t just two running backs fans — and opponents — should be concerned with.
“I agree with you we have a great battle there and not just with those two guys but with Michael Smith and Mossis Madu as well. I think we have some good depth at running back and the battle will be something to watch. I have a lot of faith in LeGarrette. LeGarrette has bought in to what we are doing and he is working incredible hard and if you watch, you see the things he does is great, I mean really great running back plays. He just needs to put those things together consistently, again.”
It seems Madu, if there are battles, will battle Smith for the change-of-pace scatback position using his speed, where Blount and Martin will do the heavy lifting.
Below is the full interview that Schiano had with Rome yesterday, courtesy of the CBS Sports Network.