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After tough ending, LeGarrette Blount reflects then moves on



Running back LeGarrette Blount is moving on after his pivotal late-game play in Sunday's loss at Atlanta.

Blount was stopped on fourth-and-inches from the 2-yard line on the Bucs' final possession, and replays suggested he had sufficient room to reach the end zone had he ran inside as instructed and not bounced outside the right tackle. But coach Raheem Morris and teammates had Blount's back. That was something that resonated with Blount.

"It’s always nice for a coach to have your back," Blount said. 

Blount did have a bit of a different take on the final play on Wednesday after saying on Sunday there wasn't anywhere to run behind guard Davin Joseph and defensive tackle Roy Miller, who was inserted as a fullback.

"We all could have done something different," Blount said. "I could have run the play different. I could have taken it straight ahead and possibly ran a guy over and got the first down. Or we could have had a different call. Everybody takes fault in it."

Blount said the Bucs have moved past the loss and will continue to develop and improve offensively.

"We’re going to continue to get better as a team," he said. "Our offensive line is going to continue maturing. Cadillac (Williams) is going to keep teaching me and showing me what to do. Earnest (Graham) is going to come back after what happened (the death of his mother) and continue to mentor me. Everbody’s getting healthy. We’re definitely going to be able to make some strides."

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 4:44pm]


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