Though the final score doesn’t suggest that much went right during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 38-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, there were actually several players who fared admirably in defeat. One such guy was reserve running back LeGarrette Blount. The former Oregon Ducks back, most famous for throwing a punch following a loss last year to Boise State, had six carries for 27 yards and Tampa Bay’s lone touchdown on the afternoon. Cadillac Williams, the team’s starting running back who’s seen the lion’s share of the carries through first weeks, has struggled to get much going on the ground. Consequently, head coach Raheem Moriss has stated that he intends to incorporate Blount and other young playmakers more aggressively into the gameplan each week when the Bucs return to action in Week 5 following their early-season Bye.
“It’s not time for wholesale panic where you start changing the position, because I think Cadillac has played three good games,” Morris said Monday.
“But he can do better, and we have to give him (a) blow. We can’t give him 28 straight carries, so someone’s got to come in and give us a spark. Someone’s got to come in and make somebody miss and break off a long run.”
The Buccaneers square off against the Cincinnati Bengals on October 10th.