Schiano Sends A Message To Running BacksOctober 2nd, 2012
Greg Schiano is often seen with his bullhorn during practice. Today before media at One Buc Palace, Schiano might have just has well been using that bullhorn considering the loud message he sent regarding the state of the Bucs’ running game.
The leader of the New Schiano Order was very clear that he wants to see more from his running backs. And considering Doug Martin has 71 carries to 13 for LeGarrette Blount, Joe’s taking Schiano’s words as a bonfire under the buttocks of Martin.
“I can run through a hole,” Schiano said. “You know, what do you do after the initial play? Can I make someone miss? Can I run someone over? If it’s all blocked up, an average back can make yardage. What are you making on your own? What are you creating as a running back? And that’s where I’d like to see us continue to grow. The front part, let’s make sure we do have the guys we have people for, let’s cover’em up. Let’s mov’em, create some daylight. People we don’t have [blockers] for, that’s where the back’s got to do his job.”
As Joe wrote earlier today, Schiano had strong praise last night for LeGarrette Blount’s manly touchdown run Sunday.
Putting this all together, Joe suspects Blount will get a lot more carries when the Bucs next take the field against Kansas City.