LeGarrette Blount Talks About His Good Friend Tom Brady And The Bucs’ Obvious Fix

December 5th, 2020

LeGarrette Blount

Leave it to the Bucs to get rid of a punishing young 1,000-yard running back who later won three Super Bowls and became a folk hero with the Belicheats.

But that’s what the Bucs did when they launched then-26-year-old LeGarrette Blount after the 2012 season.

Blount is retired now and joined The Pat McAfee Show this week to hit on a lot of topics, including the Buccaneers’ offense led by his good friend Tom Brady.

Blount wasn’t afraid to be direct about the The Goat, who he said he’s still close with.

“I think Tom has to make better throws, better decisions. You know, and that’s my guy. I love him to death. I still talk to him to this day,” said Blount, adding that “everybody expects Brady to be this lifesaver” but he’s human and is relearning everything he used to know without thinking.

As for what will fix the inconsistent Bucs offense, Blount believes it’s about handing the ball to No. 27, Blount’s old number in Tampa.

“I think that the times that they haven’t run the ball is the times they got in trouble,” Blount said. “I think Ronald Jones kid is a really, really, really good running back. I don’t think he gets the credit that he deserves.

“I think you feed that kid, I think you feed him a lot.”

Panic might set in too early in games for the Bucs and that might wipe out the run game, Blount said. He noted that he’s confident Brady and Bucco Bruce Arians have the right relationship to make corrections quickly.

“I think Tom has a lot of say-so in that offense and what they do, and they respect him enough to let him do so ,” Blount said. “So I think him and B.A. will sit down and figure it out.”

Joe was intrigued to hear Blount reference Brady’s power after saying he talks to Brady “to this day.”

22 Responses to “LeGarrette Blount Talks About His Good Friend Tom Brady And The Bucs’ Obvious Fix”

  1. Clean House Says:

    Bring this guy out of retirement next year

  2. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Yeah, solid idea.

  3. D-Rome Says:

    I guess he officially announced his retirement today even though he’s been out of the league for a couple of years. Blount had an excellent career considering he was undrafted. Most running backs don’t last more than 4 years. He managed to stick around 9 years, had two 1000+ yard seasons, and lead the NFL with an outstanding 18 rushing TDs in 2016. Plus, he has three Super Bowl rings.

    Very few players in the NFL have that kind of success. Best of luck to him.

  4. Etzel Says:

    Secret is out on how to beat the Bucs. Stop Rojo and keep the ball in Brady’s hands.

  5. REDZONE BA Says:

    Beating the Bucs is about pressuring Brady. Zero mobility so either Brady MUST have a clean pocket with time to survey field to be accurate long or has to throw quick passes. Our losses have all come against teams with better rush capabilities than the wins, period. Feeding Rojo mitigates the rush but BL/Tom stubbornly continue trying to execute the long/longer ball as core of the offense instead of picking spots. Brady has the arm/zip, and his decision making is solid, no issues there. His accuracy is a “hope/luck” strategy for our WR’s to catch his passes when he is under pressure.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Opinions are like a$$holes…..

  7. Pewter Power Says:

    I think our coaches are just ignorant. As soon as we signed Brady there was so much talk about how important the running back would be which is why they have 3 of them with big names.

    Ok being down 17 points in the first quarter I get it but no one is going to let you keep getting chunk plays and quick deep strikes to catch up. No one with any common sense in the history of the nfl has ever abandoned the run like this coaching staff

  8. REDZONE BA Says:

    Except your opinion, TBBF?

  9. REDZONE BA Says:

    I am ok being called out if you don’t like my “opinion” but geez, this entire board is fans’s opinions….

  10. D1 Says:


    I heard an interesting comment from an opposing teams defensive coach. He said the book on Arians is when he’s behind on the scoreboard He loses his patience and goes for it with big plays down the field. I don’t believe I’ve heard a more damning critical analysis of another coach and his weakness than that.

    When there’s a league wide understanding of what another coach will do if he’s down on the scoreboard and that coach continues to operate in the same manner, then it’s not that difficult for a defense to adjust to this mindset and play to prevent getting beat deep.

    The fact that this exact same scenario has played out before our very eyes this season, it really calls into question the direction this team is taking with this coach and how far it can take us.

  11. REDZONE BA Says:

    @D1 – Bingo!!! “Stubborn” …..

  12. Buxszntkt Says:

    Our big issue is RoJo’s hands are as bad as Blount’s in terms of catching short quick passes. Not sure if Blount turned that around with Pats. Brady also had his excellent dink and dunk receivers for Blount which made him better for the Pats than he was for us.

  13. FairMinded Says:

    Blount was a BEAST. One of those typical boneheaded Buc moves getting rid of him. I remember him lifting the whole team with some of his incredible runs and jumping over people…was the same effect an Alstott run would have on the team (much better teams to be sure). Clearly he watches Buc games because he’s seeing what the rest of us are that the coaches can’t seem to figure out. Feed RoJo

  14. FairMinded Says:

    D1 except Leftwich is calling plays

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    Run the damn ball.
    It’s really that simple. This team gets away from the run too early too often.

  16. Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    “Jeff Demps is better than Legarrette Blount.” Mark Dominic.

  17. Hodad Says:

    Find some creative ways to run the ball. Just handing off up the middle isn’t scheming the running game. Get guys like in motion, and use that little toss pass to attack the edges. Get better at running some screen plays to get the backs the ball. This offense is to simple to figure out. Run up middle, throw deep off fake run up middle.

  18. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    Do you memmmba the Green Bay run?! I memba 😈

  19. Lakelandsteve Says:

    Minnesota’s defense is giving up an average of 5.8 yards per play, including giving up an average of 149 yards rushing per game. They have solid safety play and decent linebackers in coverage but their corners are near the bottom of the league. They have done a little better the last few weeks but they are Taylor made for the Bucs to run all over them.

  20. D1 Says:


    True, but BL calls the game with Arian’s philosophy and it appears that BA is involved in playcalling . He has the play sheet and armband with him and he’s acknowledged that he’s stepped in and called plays in the past.

    Plus the comment reflects what we’re seeing from the team when they get behind, impatience! Impatience with working up the field with plays that don’t get chunk yardage. Impatience with sticking to the game plan. Abandoning the run game at the first score from the opposition. This is what the comment referenced and that’s what’s happening.

  21. FanO’Bucs Says:

    Blount was a talented and crazy sob. Lol

    Unique introduction to the world, punching dude at end of college game..

    He was a wild child

  22. unbelievable Says:

    That punch was the only reason he was undrafted…

    And while his hands were bad with us, he cleaned that up immediately once he went to the pats. He even returned kicks with them lol.