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Greg Schiano on demoted LeGarrette Blount: 'He's about winning'

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Coach Greg Schiano spoke today about his conversations with running backs Doug Martin and LeGarrette Blount since this week’s decision to name Martin the starter.

Schiano said Blount, while not thrilled about the news, is doing as Schiano asked and keeping things in perspective.

“He’s disappointed, but he’s been great,” Schiano said. “He’s about this team. He’s about winning. At the very beginning I sat them both down and told them what the deal was. They knew it. I think – when you watch the tape, and LeGarrette’s a smart guy – when he watches the tape, he sees that he got outperformed.”

The good news for Blount, Schiano said, is that the competition isn’t technically over.

“It doesn’t mean that that’s it,” he said. “As I’ve told them, ‘It could go the other way if you outperform (Martin).’ We don’t hand out jobs and sign them over. It’s always competition around here, continually. I think Doug’s done a great job and that’s why he’s got the No. 1 seat. But he’s got to work to keep it.”

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:51pm]

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