Blount Flies Again

September 18th, 2011

And so the streak continues. The only team to really stop LeGarrette Blount in his career is the Buccaneers.

Before Joe gushes over Blount, Joe thinks it was very telling that Raheem Morris and Greg Olson had the confidence in Blount to hand him the rock in the red zone with the game on the line. And Blount delivered with a touchdown up the gut.

Blount wouldn’t have touched that ball last year, almost inexplicably in the loss to Detroit in 2010.

Finally in second half the Bucs decided to give No. 27 the rock more steadily. It’s not rocket science. This offense runs off Blount — and the threat of him, which means he has to be on the field. He wasn’t used enough for Joe’s taste, but who can complain after this comeback win.

Blount ripped off a 27 yard TD with his first touch of the second half. Then he was back hurdling through air again — this time in tight quarters — for a 13-yard gain with his next touch.  

The final line was 13 carries for 71 yards and two touchdowns. 

Joe’s fired up for an entire season of this guy.

As Preston Parker said following the game on the Buccaneers Radio Network, “When we got the ball in LeGarrette’s hands we knew it was victory.”

8 Responses to “Blount Flies Again”

  1. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    We HAVE TO stick with Blount even if he can’t get rolling early. Like Joe said it’s not rocket science. If you have a thoroughbred you ride him until you can’t ride him anymore. That’s how it’s done.

  2. d clark Says:

    legarrate was hug this game. We have to give him the ball ore and work him into this shotgun offense. Graham had an subpar game i suppose but blount needs to be out there because hes a threat.

  3. McBuc Says:

    I would not call Gramhs play subpar, but I would rather see Blount out there. Maybe he proved himself today. They had him on the field in a few hurry up situations.

  4. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Teams Fear Blount, and just his presence on the field opens up a lot of other players.

  5. m.wesley Says:

    Man with a Tampa Bay jersey with the name Gruden on the back jumps off of Skyway Bridge today at 4:30pm,the number on the jersey was sadly just 2.2 a horrid little guy who was a fry cook at Burger King for the last 22 years.

  6. Pruritis Ani Says:

    Blount is one of those guys that come around every so often. I tell you he will only continue to get better as time goes on. Up until the second half it seemed like the OC, the O Line, Blount and Freeman were all on a different page. After the half, it seemed like for once this season (Preseason Included) they were all on the same page. Still not sure Graham should be the other back, but he did play better today.


    We need to continue the Blount Stunts in order to open up the passing game.

  8. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    It seems as if Blount doesn’t have very good vision (hence all the no gains), but when he guesses right, he’s one of the best in the business. We just have to keep giving him the ball and live with the fact that there may be a bunch of nothing runs before he hits a big one.