This Is What Happens When You Run The Ball!

November 20th, 2011

The last few weeks the way the Bucs have all but put LeGarrette Blount on mothballs, Joe became so angry week after week he nearly tore down his Rachel Watson poster in rage.

The fact that in the previous game against Houston Blount only touched the ball 13 times was simply unacceptable.

But it had gotten to a point that Joe was burned out in begging, pleading the Bucs to use Blount because it seemed the coaching staff was much more enamoured with throwing three-yard passes in the flat to running backs when the team needed 13 yards for a first down.

Why try to control the ball with your 1,000-yard rusher and impose your will upon opponents when you can go three-and-out each possesion and fry your defense?

Whether the Bucs coaching staff (finally) had an epiphany or if vandals got a hold of Greg Olson’s iPad playbook and corrupted 75 percent of the files that contained pass plays, the Bucs decided to commit to the run and feed Blount the ball.

And looked at what happened! It was clearly the Bucs best offensive game to date this season and it was no coincidence that Blount led the way.

Hell, even that weekly (weakly?) Arrelious Benn end around play that Olson is so enraptured with actually got positive yards for a change, imagine!

Remember last year when the Bucs horribly struggled offensively but finally broke loose against Arizona on the road, and the offense rolled the rest of the season? That was because it was LeGarrette Blount’s breakout game and the fact he became a major element in the offense.

Feed Blount the ball and good things happen. This time the Bucs had the world champs on the ropes.

Feed Blount the ball! It’s a good thing, not a pox.

8 Responses to “This Is What Happens When You Run The Ball!”

  1. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I was watching the game with my friend and I kept telling him that even though the runs don’t work, he’s going to eventually bust one if we keep feeding him. On the next series, the big run happened. He’s not going to consistently run for chunks of yardage, but he will break one eventually. He’s shown that over and over again.

  2. thomas 2.2 Says:

    What you lose by 9 which should have been 12. Spare us the articles acting like we won, we didnt – and we caught them on the one Rodgers off week – he missed 5 or 6 wide open receivers today.

  3. sensiblebuc Says:

    “Whether the Bucs coaching staff (finally) had an epiphany or if vandals got a hold of Greg Olson’s iPad playbook and corrupted 75 percent of the files that contained pass plays, the Bucs decided to commit to the run and feed Blount the ball.”


  4. Anthony Says:

    thomas 2.2–really? This team was stalled in the redzone, inside the 15 twice. Should have had 2 touchdowns. Freeman throws that pick right before the half that should of been at least 3. Green Bay had a ton of breaks that went their way. This was a very close game that was lost by penalties and turnovers–period. Anyone who tries to spin it any other way is not looking at it whole.

  5. thomas 2.2 Says:

    Anthony- your expectations are way too low if you think that was something to be excited about. The bucs are about to be 2 games out of a second in the division, we’re 4-6 and with no hope for the playoffs. Great lets throw a party bc we “only lost by 9 instead of the 13 that Vegas predicted.”

    The Pack werent trying to score for the last 5 minutes, they missed a chip shot field goal and were in victory formation at the end when they could have gotten points.

    The bucs offense played well, but despite what you sheep think the offense hasnt been the problem. The defense was as bad as ever and should have been worse but for a few uncharacteristic misses by rodgers. Too many stupid penalties poor discipline . .

  6. Anthony Says:

    Excited? No. I do not think the defense or offense is good right now–discipline and penalties are the problem. They played the best team in the league today and it SHOULD have been closer and they should of won.

    Would 5-5 have made me excited? No. When they go 8-2 or 7-3 then i will be excited. But this was a close game, a well played game besides the penalties–which is what cost them the game and gave GB chance after chance.

    And Green Bay’s last TD was scored with 2:55 left. They were running play action inside 2 minutes.

  7. squadoosh Says:

    @Thomas: Rodgers had a bad week?…Really? His QB passer rating was only 112.3 and he had another 300 yd day.

  8. Joke Says:

    So 13 carries is “all but put LeGarrette Blount on mothballs” but 18 carries is “commit to the run and feed Blount the ball”? That’s a pretty thin difference in carries for such a huge difference in description.