Can’t Win A Super Bowl With One BackOctober 15th, 2012
Could it be that Bucs fans saw a glimpse of the future yesterday in the Bucs win over the Chiefs? LeGarrette Blount thinks so.
The Bucs’ rushing game seemed to improve. Part of that, Joe believed, was because Blount got more carries than he has all year.
Blount graciously spent time with Joe after the game. He claimed his success Sunday had nothing to do with more touches. Rather, Blount said it was the fact Bucs coach Greg Schiano was determined to use the two-headed monster of a running attack that he has warned Bucs followers he would do since the OTAs.
“It’s not so much as, ‘Give me more carries,’ but we are getting more towards the one-two punch with me and Dougie [Martin] that we have been aiming for,” Blount said of his performace Sunday. “Coach Schiano has told both of us, ‘You can’t win a Super Bowl with just one back.’”
And as he has stressed since the day Martin was drafted, Blount is on the same page with the Bucs and there is no evil competition between him and Martin.
“I am working hard to get to my carries and [Martin] is working hard to keep his carries,” Blount said. “Moving along, hopefully we can get more roles like [the Chiefs win] to both go out there and show what we can do. This is definitely something we are going to work hard for and look forward to doing more often the rest of the season.”
On opening day, Blount was dinged with a neck stinger and, one could assume, had limited carries as a result. But Blount waved off any suggestion that his stinger set him back in playing time.
[Getting hurt] “has nothing to do with it,” Blount said. “Coach Schiano is a smart guy. He makes good decisions on what he sees and what he feels and he has made good decisions so far.”