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Blount had no carries against the Giants

LeGarrette Blount, DeMarcus Ware, Sean Lee AP

Lost in the brouhaha over the Bucs’ handling of the home team’s victory formation on Sunday was the fact that running back LeGarrette Blount ended the game with a grand total of zero carries.

It’s a point that was made by the folks at OneBucSite.com, and it raises an interesting question regarding Blount’s role in the new regime.

Blount’s disappearance comes after rushing for more than 1,000 yards as a rookie and nearly 800 in his second season.  And while he left the Week One game against the Panthers after gaining eight yards on three carries with a phantom injury that ended up being a stinger, Blount was cleared to play against the Giants.

With new starter Doug Martin getting 20 carries but gaining only 66 yards in Week Two, it’s hard not to wonder why Blount isn’t at least getting a few touches.

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10 Responses to “Blount had no carries against the Giants”
  1. kreedos says: Sep 19, 2012 8:51 AM

    Seems as if Blount has been in the coaches’ dog house since the new regime entered the building…

  2. donterrelli says: Sep 19, 2012 8:52 AM

    Maybe he punched a teammate at practice again.

  3. bucrightoff says: Sep 19, 2012 9:25 AM

    To be fair, Blount punches his opponents in the face. It’s Steve Smith who punches his own teammates in the face.

  4. fantasticfootballguru says: Sep 19, 2012 9:55 AM

    To be fair Doug Martin is a better player then Blount

  5. mymanmccoy says: Sep 19, 2012 10:06 AM

    If you can’t get to practice on time, team mtngs. on time and be a part of the, you know, team, then why are we surprised that someone so stupid doesn’t see the field? New regime, new bar being set. Reach up to the bar or you’re fired!

  6. almighty1 says: Sep 19, 2012 10:18 AM

    Probably because Blount is fairly talentless compared to Martin. Why fan flames cuz a RB gained 66 on 20 carries? Every RB, even great ones, have games like that.

  7. buccaboo says: Sep 19, 2012 10:52 AM

    Obviously, there is something going on behind the scene. If the Bucs aren’t going to use him, they should trade him. I personally think the Bucs are wasting his talent and wearing out the young guy in the process. Get off your high horse Coach, you are shooting yourself in the foot.

  8. mrbullgator says: Sep 19, 2012 11:01 AM

    The fact of the matter is though the bucs were leading by 14 I believe going in at the half. What happened to that run game Schiano talked about. Martin wasn’t getting it done put in Blount maybe we run the clock out and walk away with a win instead of 600 yards put up against the D because they spend 40 mins on the field

  9. staffordsrightbicep says: Sep 19, 2012 12:40 PM

    Ship him to Detroit for a 5th or 6th round pick. We will gladly take him.

  10. metalup666 says: Sep 19, 2012 12:47 PM

    Martin – 3 Blount – 0

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