LeGarrette Blount: Why Is He ‘Missing-In-Action?’
Is that LeGarrette Blount’s picture on the milk carton?
Has anyone seen LeGarrette Blount?
Does anyone remember LeGarrette Blount?
We can describe him from memory: big guy, about 6-2 and a pretty good load, goes about 245, before lunch.
Where we haven’t seen Blount on Sundays is getting any carries for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His day ended early in Week One against the Carolina Panthers. It was that neck-thing but after jetting all the way to Charlotte, N.C., the big guy was deemed okay, fit for action.
Which leads us to last Sunday’s game against the Giants.
We’ve finally found someone who can totally stop Blount, squash him, limit him to no yards gained.
That would be Greg Schiano.
Against the Giants Blount had no carries for no yards gained. And that’s a shame. Seems in the preseason, all the talk was about the great “Two-Headed Monster” that would be Blount and the nimble, hard-charging Doug Martin. Through two games, Martin’s got virtually all the carries.
During training camp, Schiano declared that backs would have to “earn their carries.”
Which brings us back to Blount. Why has he not “earned” any carries? Is he still hurting? Has he not impressed the coaching staff in practice? Does he not have a good grasp of the playbook? No one really knows.
All we know is that the promised “Two-Headed Monster” has one head and wears No. 22.