The drafting of Doug Martin by the Buccaneers seems to have been a wake-up call for LeGarrette Blount. He has slimmed down to become faster and has improved his work ethic under new head coach Greg Schiano. Martin, the first round pick, is now pushing Blount for the starting running back position. After their preseason debut against the Dolphins, Blount said
“We can definitely be the best duo in the NFL, with the schemes that we have, with the offensive line that we have, with the blocking and the confidence (Martin) has in me and the confidence I have in him,” Blount said. “It’s definitely going to be a really good fit. We have the potential to be the best backfield in the league.”
Potential is the key as Blount and Martin are not yet the best in their division. That title goes to DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart of the Carolina Panthers whom Blount and Martin will play twice this year. If Blount can keep on hurdling and making big plays as shown below, just maybe they will have a chance at this title.