Olson, Raheem Make Right Call On Blount

January 2nd, 2011

Yeah, Joe trashed another remote control today watching the Bucs put LeGarrette Blount in motion (what’s the point?) and fail to use him consistently, but Joe has to give it up for the coaching staff’s decision-making late in the game.

Blount was about 13 yards shy of 1,000 yards when the Bucs got the ball back with two minutes left and a 10-point lead. The Bucs could have gone to their “ball security” team and let Cadillac Williams run up the middle, or do some combination of that and Josh Freeman taking a knee.

But no, Greg Olson and Raheem Morris did the right thing and stuck with Blount in an obvious attempt to get the kid the 1,000-yard season he earned in just 13 games.

Blount cranked out a five yard run, followed by a 12 yarder and three-yard run as the clock ran out to finish with 1,007 yards.

Joe was ecstatic to see Josh Freeman and the offensive line so fired up to block for the kid. Just great stuff.

Joe might have shed a tear, but he won’t confirm or deny.

12 Responses to “Olson, Raheem Make Right Call On Blount”

  1. lightningbuc Says:

    If Dominik isn’t GM of the year something is seriously wrong. Seems half the starters on this team were basically undrafted pratice teamers before the season. Unreal. I have done a complete 180 on Dominik and Morris and owe them an apology for things I’ve said this past offseason. I was way wrong!

  2. BigMacAttack Says:

    Awesome Job Blount!!! 1000 yds!!! Big Time Play!!! Bucs Totally Rock!!!

    Congratulations Raheem & Staff

    It’s a great day to be a Buc Fan! Wear your jerseys with Pride Guys! We earned it the hard way!

    Mike Williams, need I say more!!!!!!!!!

  3. Pruritis Ani Says:

    I was keeping a mental note in my head throughout the whole game and realized near the 4th Qtr, he was short… Glad they got the guy the carries he needed to get over that milestone.

  4. Jerry Says:

    I’d still like to see what they do against a tougher schedule. NFC West is atrocious. But at least this year the team ends with more hope for the future.

  5. leroybuttermilk Says:

    The Object hands down rookie of the Year without him a lot of this wouldn’t have happened.1007 yards rushing 13 games do the math winning formula

  6. McBuc Says:

    Way to be a downer Jerry

  7. leroybuttermilk Says:

    @jerry They played the same teams atlanta and the saints played and didn’t get the breaks or would have won 13 games.

  8. ChallengerDeep Says:

    They said during the game that he was second in the NFL in yards since week 11. He has the potential to be elite.

  9. hawaiian buc Says:

    Blount is one of my favorite players now, and I have to admit he is a million times better than what I thought he would be. But I do think it is safe to say that there may be a bit of a fumbling issue. I know the one today was not entirely his fault, but it is still a fumble. I can recall him fumbling in 6 games this year, even though he only lost a few. He definitely needs to work on that in the offseason, because that can really hurt you in a division as good as ours. But he is an absolute beast, and you know opposing players must have nightmares about him coming at them full speed!

  10. mike56wesley Says:

    The sants tried to get under his skin first carry he got ,all the pushing shoving,Morris got him out of the game for a couple of plays.

  11. BuccoBill Says:

    I have a feeling that, led by Freeman these guys are going to work real hard in the off season and next year we will be seeing the true beast in Tampa Bay. Those D starters will be working hard once healthy so not to be outdone. next season is going to ROCK!!!!

  12. sunrisejeff Says:

    Great to see this kid get his 1K. Really hope we lock him down for the future……been a LONG time since we had an effective factor back.