LeGarrette The Finisher

October 14th, 2012

Seven carries for LeGarrette Blount? Jimminy Christmas! Blount might need a day off. He hasn’t had that much work since last season.

Blount was the closeout running back today, squeezing the last gasp of air out of the Chiefs in the Bucs’ 38-10 victory. Blount bulled his way for 35 yards on the Bucs’ final drive, followed by a 12-yard touchdown run with 1:53 remaining. He finished with 58 yards on those seven carries and is now up to 4.9 yards per carry on the season.

Joe will deliver some comments from Blount later, but it’s fair to say Blount is a happy New Schiano Order camper. Maybe next game he’ll work his way up to nine carries.

20 Responses to “LeGarrette The Finisher”

  1. BucfaninMi Says:

    LgB is the man!!

  2. Bucsbabe Says:

    It’s always great to see LGB get the ball! Sure hope this helps 🙂

  3. Rrsrq Says:

    Still wanna see a 15-20 carry game

  4. RustyRhino Says:

    15-20 touches a game would be hard on defenses, let’s let him run 3 or 4 times in a series. I think blount would be a great check down Target. Blount 1-1 against a cb,s,lb = plus yards after the catch. On the TD to Williams blount came out on a pass in the flat, his closest defender was 6-7 yards from him. That is an exploitable distance. IMHO. Great win!

  5. BucFan20 Says:

    He was a MAN on a MISSION. I figured out what the coach is doing. Once in a while we will bluff the run with LGB. But if we ever have a GOOD Major lead we will use LGB to close and ware down the other defense.

  6. bubba Says:

    Blount ran with a purpose! After he scored the Touchdown, did anyone see Martin congratulate him? Seems like his teammates came running up to him to celebrate but I didn’t see Martin anywhere in the bunch…

  7. Bobby Says:

    I think Martin just ran to the locker room after the Blount TD and threw Blount’s clothes all over the floor….

    c’mon bubba! What a lame post..

  8. 1976Buc Says:

    Remember how upset we were last year after the first game because Blount got 6-7 carries? Today we are happy to see him getting 6 or 7. Want to sell tickets Mr. Glazer? Put an exciting product on the field. Every time he get the touch people sit on the edge of their seat because they know this could be the one he breaks.

  9. Ladyz Says:

    What ever happened to play going to the most productive? Check yards per play. Blunt hands down. Hamster distant second.

  10. BucFan20 Says:

    Blount can’t catch the ball. Oh wait. Martin has drops too? How about putting them both in at the same time. Let the other defense guess? Did you see Lorig pull the LGB? Seen other players around the NFL do it too. Guess he is not stupid after all.

  11. Caleb Says:

    lol……all his yardage in who cares not even playing d garbage time….. martin got it done while it mattered…. BLUNT IS BAD

  12. BucfaninMi Says:

    Yea Blount is bad. Bad ass that is. The best RB this franchise has ever had! Period!! No one can argue because you’re wrong!!!

  13. Pruritis Ani Says:

    Still think Blount should be the starter. Nothing against Martin, but I think Blount is more consistent and a bigger threat. Yeah I know the whole pass catching excuse which I think is bogus.. The guy has 8 Receptions in 4 Games.

  14. bucyea Says:

    Blount had 2 slobber-knocker blitz pick-ups. When I hear all the talk that he cant pass pro,and he cant catch the ball, I call B #%@#$in S. Its incumbant on the coaches to COACH. Blount is a weapon who energizes the entire stadium. Use him!!!!

  15. Westcoastbucsfans Says:

    I’m surprised nobody else noticed this. Blount did not come in as “the closer”. He came in as “the backup”. He went in when all the other backups did. The staff still hasn’t changed their mind.

    He should AT LEAST be getting equal carries and showed that today. Hopefully Blount showed enough to Schiano to gain more touches in meaningful time.

  16. 1976Buc Says:

    With the exception fo a few months with Jeff Fischer’s staff I suspect this is the first year Blount has had much direction on blocking.

  17. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I though Blount played excellent, and as bucyea said, he had some really nice pickups. I was very impressed by that. We are going to use him more and more as the year goes on, as it’s a long season. He’s going to be very fresh for the home stretch, which will only help us as the season progresses and Martin hits that rookie wall.

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I wouldn’t, however, get too caught up in the stats as far as YPC. Because he hasn’t ran the ball much, when you bust a couple ones like he did today, your YPC is going to sky rocket. However, it does earn you more playing time, and that’s exactly what he’s going to get. We are damn lucky to have 2 very capable backs, and 3 if you include Ware (who apparently nobody notices is playing very well).

  19. Big Rob Says:

    I’m going to be attending the Eagles game this year, and I will be leading the stadium in a chant for Blount. I haven’t’ decided if it is going to be “LIGHT UP THE BLOUNT!” or “PUT IN BLOUNT” though. Either way we have to get the man the ball. I wish he was the starter and Doug Martin was the third down change of pace guy. Unfortunately Dom made a trade to get him, so Martin has to be our guy………

  20. Colorado Buc Says:

    I think the Bucs would see much better production from Martin if they spelled him with Blount more often throughout the game. Martin may be the next Marshall Faulk you never know, but for now he is a rookie who shows flashes. give him a breather and punish the defense with Big Blount, soften them up and then let the little muscle hamster break off some big gainers.

    Was really nice to see the Bucs step on the gass for 4 quarters, Freeman looked impressive, but maybe even more so was the play of Mike Williams. Hope we see more of it in the weeks to come.