“LeGarrette Blount Is His Own Competition”

August 15th, 2012

Earnest Graham talks all things Bucs

There was quite an intelligent converstation with Earnest Graham on WDAE-AM 620 this morning.

Graham talked all things Bucs, and he broke down LeGarrette Blount’s skill set and explained why he believes Blount is in Adrian Peterson’s class when he’s playing well.”LeGarrette’s competition is himself,” Graham said.

Graham also gets into Josh Freeman’s weight loss and Greg Schiano. Enjoy.

12 Responses to ““LeGarrette Blount Is His Own Competition””

  1. Kyle Says:

    I don’t see a link . . . just a big blank area underneath the article.

  2. Vic Says:

    There’s a big old arrow in there. Click it and listen.

    I’m suspicious of Freeman shedding tacklers as well. It was a big part of his game.

  3. Thomas2.2 Says:

    I love earnest but he didn’t trade up and into the first round to draft Blount’s eventual replacement. Graham and Blount are friends, Graham and martin don’t know each other.

  4. 1976buc Says:

    Ole Doubting Thomas…right on Que! LOL

  5. McBuc Says:

    @1976buc…Yes, but Thomas has “studied his play” and “graded his performance”, how does a guy like Graham stand up to Thomas’s superior analysis?

  6. Kyle Says:

    lol, yes, had a big arrow in a black box shown up, I would have clicked it. Alas, nothing showed up for me on my other computer. Either it was a browser error or Joe fixed the article.

  7. Brain Says:

    Too lazy to click on the full link but I agree with Graham…LGB is an elite talent at RB and if he commits himself this season behind a great offensive line that wants to run block…he won’t be stopped.

    With that being said I have nothing against the Martin fans because Martin looks like the perfect complement to Blount. He’s much more explosive than he was in college and he hits the line quickly. He brings a handful of things to the table that Blount lacks: low center of gravity, shiftiness, decisive running, good receiver, good pass blocker, etc. It’s also just plain nice to have a hard-working overachiever as insurance for the big and freakish but unreliable starter.

  8. Miguel Grande Says:

    Round one goes decisively to Blount.

    Martin seems to be a little too small for a “bell cow” RB and his tired legs should recover by the bye week to regain his college explosiveness. He’ll eventually be an adequate back up barring injury.

  9. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    I thought they both did well. To me, I would rather it be that was. I would take two great RBs over one any day.

    Yes, I’m rooting for Blount because of history, but I also want Martin to be good. A two-headed hammer , if you will.

    And as to Freeman…I think he lost the weight in order to get his speed back. I expect our QB to be running more as well this year.

  10. McBuc Says:

    @Pete…Right on, I agree 100%

  11. Brain Says:


    What do you mean “regain his college explosiveness”? He looked more explosive in that preseason game than he ever did in college. If he can get more explosive…wow, sure, that’d be great.

  12. lurker Says:


    i see you met the anti-brain, miquel pequeno. he will now begin to explain his conspiracy theory of 16×110 conditioning test.