Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris joined the “Cover Two Podcast” on Tuesday and made a few things clear: He intends to win the NFC South, LeGarrette Blount deserves to get the ball as much as possible and that his dubbing of his team as “Youngry” stemmed from a mistake.
Thank goodness. I’ve been on Morris ever since I heard the “youngry” stuff in training camp, knowing he could be a little more creative than that.
“I got that up-north accent and I was talking real fast at a press conference and was trying to say young and hungry,” Morris said. “It all got caught up as a tongue twister.”
What came through loud and clear was Blount’s message after a Week 1 loss that he needed the ball more. He had 71 yards on 13 carries and two touchdowns in Week 2, including the winning score in a come-from-behind victory over the Vikings.
“We’ve got to get him his touches,” Morris said. “Sometimes I have to look at LeGarrette Blount and say that was my fault because we didn’t get you the ball enough this game.”
In our Twitter segment, co-host Bucky Brooks responds to being called on the carpet by a fellow media member about a column he wrote early this season on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.
We also were joined by Chicago Tribune Bears beat writer Vaughn McClure, who explained that Jay Cutler’s weekly beatings aren’t simply a result of poor offensive line play. The Bears aren’t going to get to the playoffs unless they change some of their offensive philosophy as well, according to McClure.