Arrelious Benn Arrives

October 31st, 2010

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A lot of Bucs fans, rightly, are giddy over the play of LeGarrette Blount. The Bucs bruising running back will be the talk of the town around the break room tomorrow.

So should rookie wide receiver Arrelious Benn.

Some fans were kvetching that Benn is a wasted pick if you can imagine. Benn hasn’t made much of an impact his rookie year but that ended today.

His 53-yard catch, a bomb from Josh Freeman, was a near touchdown and set up Blount for a short score.

After the game speaking on the Bucs radio network, Freeman gave all the credit to Benn.

“I went to him because the safety got deep,” Freeman said. “The safety was flat-footing it and I cut it loose. [The safety] had no idea what hit him. Benn blew past him.”

With defenses more and more concerned with fellow rookie Mike Williams — and for good reason — and defensive coordinators always concerned with Kellen Winslow, and now defenses having to worry about getting run over by Blount, this should really open up things for Benn.

Joe has a hunch that the Bucs offense is on the cusp of blowing up like we’ve never seen a Bucs offense explode before.

14 Responses to “Arrelious Benn Arrives”

  1. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I agree Joe, Tampa really showcased our weapons today in Arizona. Winslow was all but absent today, but we just sent a message to the rest of the league that Tampa has many weapons. Now, they also have to worry about Benn and Blount!

  2. Rican Says:


  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Let’s see:

    I’ll take: Freeman, Blount, Williams, Benn, Winslow

    Haters, you take: Garcia, Dunn(still love the guy), Galloway, Hilliard

    Which regime set us up more for success??? This is why you are fans (I use that term loosely) and they get paid to build a team. Now shut up and enjoy the ride.

  4. lakeland bob Says:

    Amazing-one year rebuilding and the Bucs are already competitive.How about Rah going for it on forth down at their own forty?This coach is fearless and getting better every week.Where are the sorry ass Rah haters now?

  5. Eric S Says:

    I remember some members on this site saying that Benn should be cut in the preseason. Oh how I laugh at that thought. This offense could be really good. Blount is now more familiar with the offense and providing a jolt to the running game. Caddy can still be useful in a more limited role. Mike Williams is one of the best rookie WRs in the league. We know what Winslow can do. And now Benn becoming more part of the offense makes them even more dangerous. Still don’t agree with some of the stuff the offense did today. What genius decided to throw to Stovall at the goalline at halftime? He’s tall, but has he ever shown the ability to get open or catch the ball? No he hasn’t. And the conservative nature early in the 2nd half almost cost the Bucs dearly.

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    Agree with ya Joe! Last time I saw a defensive dynasty built here. This Time, Looks like our Offense will rule the day! Did everyone notice how well our Young linemen played??

  7. Chargedcbh Says:

    NEWS FLASH, Tuesday 8 o’clock NFL replay!!!!! Bucs vs Cards…

  8. Pete 422 Says:

    Given the talent, this offense is only going to get better as they grow together. The defense will come around, but I agree, the offense is ahead as far as development. Once the front four can get a consistent pressure, this team will be good for a long time.

  9. Pete 422 Says:

    Oh and what a catch by Benn, holy smokes. Soon opposing teams will have to start to worry about him which will open up others, like K2.

  10. Jonny Says:

    Joe has a hunch that the Bucs offense is on the cusp of blowing up like we’ve never seen a Bucs offense explode before.

    You can say that a thousand times more Joe. If Benn starts finding ways to get open, this offense is going to be high octane, no doubts about it.

  11. Joe Says:

    Real simple Jonny. Now that defenses have to be concerned with Blount, that will loosen things up for the pass. Defenses now have to play honest.

    Joe is just starting his second beer. He is not under the influence (yet). Joe really, honestly believes this.

  12. passthebuc Says:

    Benn will be a good talent for the buc’s for a long time. We have had a few 1 year wonders so if they bring him along slow and keep him healthy, while he learns, we will be very happy with the pick.

  13. Dave Says:

    QB – Freeman
    RB – Blount
    WR – Williams, Benn, Stroughter
    TE – K2

    Going to be real good for a long time.

    Hopefully Huggins will come back healthy next year for a change of pace back. If not, they need to find a speedy guy to mix in, maybe in the rounds 4-5.

    They will also need another TE eventually because you never know how long K2 will hold up.

  14. RustyRhino Says:

    Did everyone else fail to see the greatest thing on the field today…

    # 80 caught the ball thrown to him.. and blocked his man .. Yeah!! way to go Pervis!!!!

    Why didn’t we use Loring today?? I think he is our next FB he is big & fast and last week he blocked his guy took him to the ground and rolled over him hit his feat and took off and hit another guy took him out of the play as well… I like Graham but it is hard not to like the look of 275 hitting and taking someone off their feet and then hitting another player as well. NICE!!! and he has played TE so he has fair-good hands??