Over the course of the past several weeks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris has hinted that rookie running back LeGarrette Blount would be phased into the gameplan more regularly. This past Sunday, Blount received 11 carries, which he made the most of, rushing for 72 yards. Both totals were career highs. Of course, the extra carries came at the expense of Cadillac Williams, who had failed to provide much productivity for the Buccaneers’ offense in the early stages of the 2010 season.
Still, the two seem to be rooting for one another and not letting their individual competition get in the way of the team’s goals. It was Williams who made the game-winning touchdown reception with just seconds remaining, and it was Blount who was most excited about Williams delivering the clutch play for the Bucs.
“It was awesome,” the former Oregon star said. “Everybody else had their helmets on, so I was afraid I was going to get hit in the head by somebody trying to celebrate with him.”