Last week during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ bye eeek, head coach Raheem Morris announced his intention to slowly but surely work in several of the team’s younger players as the season progressed.
One such guy who figures to see more snaps if Morris follows through with his plan is rookie running back LeGarrette Blount. The former Oregon Ducks back showed toughness and promise during limited action in Tampa’s Week 3 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Part of Morris’ logic though was the simple fact that incumbent Cadillac Williams had been largely unproductive (55 carries, 139 yards, 0 TDs). Williams responded to all the murmurings that he his was about to see his role diminished:
“You know this business,” Williams said. “Of course, that is a possibility. You know (the team) is looking beyond this year, which is cool. I’m just going to prepare myself and go out there on Sunday and continue to put things on film.”
“Personally, I can do better,” he said. “But I think overall, as a team, we all could do better from the guys blocking to me running and making better reads. Until we start playing like one unit, we’re going to continue to struggle.”