Blount’s Weakness Means More Caddy

November 7th, 2010

Despite the big-yardage, power-running by LeGarrette Blount, Joe expects to see plenty more of Cadillac Williams.

Josh Freeman was nailed in the back and sent face down to the turf sacked eight plays into the Bucs’ first possession of today’s painful 27-21 loss in Atlanta.

LeGarrette Blount was in the backfield seemingly oblivous to the blitzer.

As the Bucs continue to open up the offense, Joe expects to see plenty more of Cadillac. The Bucs are going to be more concerned through the season about keeping Freeman healthy, no matter how much Blount’s presence might enhance the offense. 

As Joe wrote this morning, Cadillac is going to get every chance to be the man.

No surprise that Cadillac got his early shot to get off on the ground in Atlanta, but he gained just three yards on three carries on the first series. Later, he did get a big seven yards for a first down in the fourth quarter and the the Bucs fed him the ball.

Caddy finished with eight carries for 13 yards.

Half a season done, and Cadillac has become a blocking icon. (At least he’s a lot more lovable than the last one on the Bucs’ roster). FOX color analyst Brian Billick couldn’t stop raving about Caddy’s blitz-pickup ability.

Joe knows the Bucs will keep Blount’s crash course on the offense going. But it’s probably next year until they’ll get the most out of him.

8 Responses to “Blount’s Weakness Means More Caddy”

  1. Kevin Says:

    Joe you nailed it! I love Liabilty Blount but he has a way to go. But I think the Bucs future is awsome!

  2. Troxell8t8 Says:

    The RB rotation is fine under the circumstances this year. Caddy will be the third down back and more than likely the Bucs will pass when he is in the game. I just wish for one game the Bucs can get out to a lead in the second half and just hammer away with Blount.

  3. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Caddy did a good job…but his position is running back. If he cannot get the yards, he simply should not be the starter. Period.

    He’s doign a great job blosking, yes…but he can do that as the number 2 RB as well.

    Blount should be starting and getting the expeience. Caddy had 13 yards rushing in 8 carries. 1.625 yards per carry. Blount averaged 3.5 yards per carry.

    Seriously…Caddy is worthwhile as a blocker…but his main job is supposed to be running the ball. If he can’t do that, make him backup! It’s not nuclear physics!

  4. Pete Dutcher Says:

    (sheesh, talk about a lot of typos!)

  5. BamBamBuc Says:

    That’s pretty narrow-minded. A running backs job is much more than just running the ball. He is responsible for blitz pickups, on first and second down as well as third. He is responsible for running routes and catching passes, on first and second down as well as third.

    A run blitz to stop Blount becomes a pass blitz when they don’t hand him the ball, that means he’s responsible to pick it up. If a running back can only run, the defense knows they’ll run when he’s in, will run blitz and will hurt Freeman when Blount misses the pickup.

    Saying a RB should start because he does one thing well, over a RB who does multiple things well is like saying we should start a LT that can run block like a maniac, but sits down on pass plays. You’re gonna get Freeman killed. So Caddy may not get the most yardage running the ball anymore. It’s not like teams ignore him running the ball, they still come up and stop him. There’s still a threat there, maybe not much, but it’s still there.

    Blount will learn, he will be better, and he will start. Give the boy time.

  6. gotbbucs Says:

    it is absolutely glaring who the better rb is for this team. they wasted the first two series with caddy in the game the whole time. 3rd down and no huddle is the only time he should be in the game.

  7. Kevin Says:

    BamBam I could not of said it better. If Freeman goes down…turn the lights out at One Buccaneer Place till next season.

  8. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    Caddi if you saw the game and listened to Billick call the game was responsible for picking up and scanning the whole line for blitzers and did an outstanding job doing so on quite a few occasions he was in the game to help on pass protection and did exactly that. He ‘s great on checkdowns. I like what The Object got a chance to do although I seem to get nervous seeing him do the Peyton Manning hand signal traffic director thing every time he’s in the game. He can only get better with time. This game was a prelude to what to expect in the future. Explosive offencive plays the Bomb to Williams the Benn grab Spurlocks nice grap on the sideline another Spurlock return even the onsides kick showed character in this team today.