LeGarrette Blount Opens Field For Josh Freemam

December 26th, 2010

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Josh Freeman tied a franchise record today with five touchdown passes.

He can thank LeGarrette Blount for that.

Sure the receivers had to catch the damn ball and Freeman had to have sufficient time to throw the ball but much of the credit can go to Blount.

In the second half when Freeman would fake a handoff to Blount, use a play-action-pass, the Seahawks linebackers reacted as if Joe just found Rachel Watson knocking on his door.

In other words, they froze like an Alaskan snowball.

This allowed the Bucs receivers to get wide open. Wide freaking open.

This was because Blount was running wild on the Seahawks defense, rumbling, stumbling, hurdling over would-be tacklers. The Seattle defense had to adjust, had to prepare, had to concern themselves with the Bucs running game, specifically Blount.

It’s no coincidence that the Bucs best offensive outbursts this season have come when Blount blugeoned defenses. It’s elementary football: When the a running game excels, it opens up an entire field.

Perhaps the Bucs coaching staff learned a lesson the hard way last week? Perhaps the Bucs coaches learned that Blount needs to be on the field, needs to get the ball early and often?

When Blount runs, the Bucs win.

5 Responses to “LeGarrette Blount Opens Field For Josh Freemam”

  1. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    Blount Object plus Ball in hands 25 times equals a win perfect formula. Live and Learn next year this Team is going to bust some serious balls I’m talking Paulie walnuts balls Bada Bing. Bang, Bang, Bang, The hit police need to take a look at that cheap shot that knocked Earnest Graham out of the game the sucker threw a forearm shiver at him causing his head to hit the ground. That should be a heavy fine possible make him sniff Eric’s pink g string and wear his blond wig and pumps for a week.

  2. MTM Says:

    The Bucs offense looked great today. Just remember it was against the Seahawks. Blount was the player of the game by far.

  3. Brad Says:

    Lets see what the Big Dog has to say about not being a Blount fan this week. After every unbelievable run thats all I could think about. That there is someone in Tampa who claims to be a Buc fan but says he is not a Blount fan. Really? Wow..

  4. The White Tiger Says:

    Blount absolutely set Freeman up for this domination – it’s sad we didn’t approach Detroit with the same offense-first philosophy – if we had, we would not need to pin our entire playoff hopes on beating New Orleans in the Superdome.

    Lesson learned, but we’re going to have to play our best and hope New Orleans will rest their stars…

    I think it’s a tall order – perhaps if New Orleans were leading our division right now it might be plausible that New Orleans wouldn’t take this game more seriously – unfortunately, they need to win this game.

    I wish we were at full strength, as we head into their home field, facing the Saints at near full strength – would like to see what kind of team we had matured into. As it now stands, Freeman will have to outduel Brees in what could be a shootout.

    New Orleans run defense is much better than the Seahags – but using Blount force on them early may pay dividends late…

    I believe!

  5. Pete I Says:

    Need to proof read your headlines too joe! Freemam? Whos she?