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With Blount likely out, time for Earnest Graham

Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:26 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It’s looking less and less like Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount, who injured his knee late in Sunday’s blowout loss to the 49ers, will play this Sunday.

Which means that it’s probably going to be Earnest Graham time.

"You guys know Earnest has done everything for us,'' quarterback Josh Freeman said, via the St. Petersburg Times. "Whether it's playing fullback, being the third down back and now this week he's going to get the majority of the reps, the majority of the carries. I mean, he's done it before...he's a guy we know can get it done.''

Blount ranks 15th in the NFL with 338 rushing yards this season. In the past three years, Graham has combined for 249 yards, though to be fair, rushing the ball hasn’t been his role the past few seasons.

I’d also be interested to see if Kregg Lumpkin – who seems to have caught the coaches’ eyes in recent weeks – earns more carries in Blount’s absence.

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Since: Oct 13, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 1:50 pm

With Blount likely out, time for Earnest Graham

Well, things couldn't be going any better for the Saints!  Laughing  GEAUX SAINTS!!

Since: Aug 22, 2010
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:14 am

With Blount likely out, time for Earnest Graham

This is bizzare. I am cheering for a former Florida RB instead of the Georgia RB. Have Blount on my fantasy team and handcuffed him with Graham. Now I'm worried about Graham losing touches to Kregg Lumpkin, who I cheer for since I went to Georgia. I figure Graham will do all the work and Lumpkin gets 5-10 touches along with the other guy. Anybody hear different in Tampa Bay?

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:42 pm
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