Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 3/29/12
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano sent a message to his running backs - most notably LeGarrette Blount. "No one who touches the football will get touches if they don't protect the football," Schiano told the Tampa Bay Times this week. "That is one of our core covenants: the ball. It's so important, they named the game after it. So we make a big deal about that thing." Blount has fumbled nine times in the last two season - losing six. Tampa Bay does hold the fifth overall pick of the draft and has been reportedly eying Alabama stud running back Trent Richardson. "I've studied a lot of tape on (Richardson). He's a very talented guy," Schiano told the newspaper. "I met him briefly. I look forward to spending more quality time with him here before the draft. You can't argue with production. ... Trent has done it in what's arguably the toughest league in college football. So he's a special talent."
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