TAMPA The quest to get Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman back on track ranks as the biggest mission for the revamped offense of new head coach Greg Schiano and coordinator Mike Sullivan. But theres another priority running a close second: Wholl be taking the bulk of Freemans handoffs?
Ask incumbent tailback LeGarrette Blount these days, and he leaves no doubt that the No. 1 job still belongs to him. Hes not concerned that the Bucs drafted Boise State running back Doug Martin in the first round and went to the trouble of trading back into that round to get him with the 31st overall pick last month.
So with Martin and the seventh round addition of Utah State running back Michael Smith in the picture, does Blount think hes got a grasp on the starting assignment?
Yeah, until they take it away, he said following a recent offseason training activity at One Buc Place.
Blount certainly had his troubles last season, watching his rushing yardage drop from 1,007 yards and an...