Coach Greg Schiano has said LeGarrette Blount is the goal line back for Tampa Bay, but his role for the Buccaneers has been a major disappointment.
Through seven games for the Tamps Bay Buccaneers, Blount has only 33 carries for 116 yards and a two touchdowns. For those keeping track at home, that's a 4.7 carries per game average, 16.6 yards per game average and 3.5 yards per carry average. In comparison, rookie Doug Martin has 129 carries for 543 yards and three scores.
Martin's monster game against Minnesota, 135 rushing yards and 79 receiving yards with two scores, reduces Blount's future touches in Tampa. Schiano and Blount have had problems from the get-go.
In March, Schiano called out Blount for his inability to protect the football. He then traded up to select Martin in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft in April.
Schiano dismissed the possibility of hard feelings between he and Blount in the middle of the summer, but his production in 2012 says otherwise.
Wtih Martin being the clear-cut starter and tension between Schiano and Blount, a trade to the Green Bay Packers makes sense for both parties.
Since Cedric Benson went down, the Packers have had to rely on Alex Green and James Starks to pick up the slack in the running game. Green showed brilliance in a loss to the Colts, but since then he has carried the ball 42 times for 100 yards in his two starts.
Starks is not the player he was in Green Bay's Super Bowl run some years ago, making a true running back needed in Green Bay.
Blount is a tough runner who would add another element to the Packers offense in their journey back into playoff contention. Even when Benson returns, the combination of the two backs would be impressive and keep the chains moving.
The Bucs don't seem to need Blount in their offense and the Packers are desperate for a solid back.
Looks like a perfect combination.