LeGarrette Blount has a legitimate beef about play calling
That didn’t take long at all.
One day after the first loss of the season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, LeGarrette Blount wants more carries. You know what? He might have a point.
“I feel like...I’m a play-maker on this team also, so I feel like I should be on the football field more,'' Blount said today, according to Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times.
"We got away from our game plan. We got away from getting me the football, we got away from giving Mike (Williams) opportunity balls. It was just things like that...I don't know if we panicked, but we kind of got away from that really early.''
Blount finished with five carries for 15 yards, all but one of the rushes in the first half. The Bucs went to a two-minute style offense in the second half and they never got back to the ground game that was so successful for them a year ago when Blount was a terrific rookie addition.
The Bucs trailed the Lions by only seven points at halftime and judging by his remarks, Tampa coach Raheem Morris had some regrets. Of course, coaches will question anything they do that doesn’t work.
"Maybe we went to it too early," Tampa coach Raheem Morris said. "That's something for me to second-guess, that's something for me to improve, that's something for me to get better at.
“You can blame me for that, you guys can write coach stuck to the two-minute offense too early.”
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