Blount “Practiced Better,” Trueblood Sick

October 8th, 2012

The Bucs returned to the practice field today in pads, knocking the cobwebs off each other after parting ways Wednesday for their bye weekend.

Following practice, the leader of the New Schaino Order acknowledged that Jeremy Trueblood didn’t get to fight for the up-for-grabs right guard job because he had some sort of stomach sickness today.

Schiano said Eric Wright was back to form after being knocked out of the Redskins-Bucs game (likely the “dreaded C-Word”). And Schiano repeated something he said last week: “LeGarrette’s practiced better.”

What “practiced better” really means is a mystery, but one can only assume that will lead to more looks for LeGarrette Blount. He surely can’t get many less.

12 Responses to “Blount “Practiced Better,” Trueblood Sick”

  1. Bobby Says:

    There is this attitude with somewhat established players that a) the film on them should ample proof that they can perform and b)new coaches automatically want their own guys regardless of what they have put on film. It’s really bizarre because the NFL is a league that for the majority of players, constantly requires proof that you are worth keeping around and for the amount of money these guys make, as well as their alternative career options (which are generally none), you would think they would have a “go getter” attitude but instead they allow themselves to buy into what their facebook friends, twitter followers, and agent tell them. Everybody sympathizes with them when they need to be told to suck it up and prove yourself again.

    The unfortunate part for Blount is he already had “character” issues coming into the league and for some “reason” he is a constant discussion of “better practices” yet rarely plays. These guys believe that the grass is greener else where and their game tape will ultimately land them a new gig, the reality is teams are less likely to sink major bucks into guys that quickly disengage when things dont go their way. Except in the elite cases, the player must realize they have to conform to the league, its not the other way around.

  2. J-villeBuc Says:

    I don’t know what it is about Blount, but we need to see him more. He’s proven in the NFL and has had success. Martin needs to be the 3rd downback for right now and let Blount pound it in the 1st half. They say Blount’s so one dimensional, but I see that as false. One he can catch, so you can throw him screens and they even had him line up in the slot in the first preseason game and he made a nice catch if i’m not mistaken. Two him in on some PA would be nice seeing as everyone thinks he’s running when he’s in we should be able to get off a couple deep passes.

  3. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    “LGB is practicing better” Translation- The Little General got a call from West Palm Beach telling him who the new bell cow is and it wasn’t the invisible man upstairs calling.

  4. tha truth is... Says:

    Schiano’s stubbornness and stupidity will stunt tha teams growth. I’d be very satisfied with Blount being tha “bell cow”, Martin playing a change of pace/3rd down back with Ware coming in for occasional relief. At least Blount can break arm tackles and make yards 4 himself.

  5. gotbbucs Says:

    I wouldn’t hold my breath for too long on this Blount debacle. If they couldn’t see what needed to happen after the first two weeks then I highly doubt two more weeks of the same would do anything to convince them. At 1-3 there really is no more room for error, so here’s hoping that desperation will force them to make a change.

  6. 1976Buc Says:

    I’ve said it before…you don’t spend a 1st round pick for a change of pace/3rd down back. We will get more of the same.

  7. BucInDC Says:

    Should be more of a 60/40 type of deal with Blount being the finisher, that would be the ideal situation. I see no reason why they cant compliment one another. Lets even get some plays where they both are on the field.

  8. Macabee Says:

    Anthony Gaitor is back at practice, full go. There may be some schuffling at the CB position as a result.

    In other news, the Saints have cut Barrett Ruud!

  9. SullivansLostPlaybook Says:

    Martin isnt bad but he is no more than a smaller michael pittman at this point. give it to the proven back, guy that can break tackles and wear the defense down

  10. SullivansLostPlaybook Says:

    “you don’t spend a 1st round pick for a change of pace/3rd down back”
    SB champs spent one on the same thing, david wilson, meanwhile bradshaw, the prven back ran for 200 last weekend

  11. 1976Buc Says:

    Coughlin’s ability to make that change is the reason they are SB Champs LostPlaybook. I say Schiano and The Dom have their “Bell Cow”. This is not to say David Wilson with proper coaching and some experience will not be the go to guy in NY. I also believe Doug Martin has the goods to produce in Tampa. Just not as easy to transition from college as some make it seem.

  12. J-VILLBUCS Says:

    You do Martin like they Jags did Jones-Drew. They let hime have 2 years sharing time with Fred Taylor before giving him the whole load.