One player who can expect a larger role for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when they return from their bye week is RB LeGarrette Blount.
With Cadillac Williams getting nearly all of the work through the first three weeks and the ground game struggling, Bucs coach Raheem Morris told reporters Monday he’s looking for some type of spark. That opportunity to spell Williams will go to Blount and Kareem Huggins, who is expected to be healed after a groin injury.
“It’s not time for wholesale panic where you start changing the position, because I think Cadillac has played three good games,” Morris said, per The Tampa Tribune. “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.”
Morris said the team will hold “bonus” practices this week, and when the team returns, the 250-pound Blount figures to get a look in short-yardage and goal-line situations.
Blount, who was claimed off waivers from the Titans on Sept. 6, was one of the players featured in our On The Fringe series during training camp.
– Frank Tadych