yardbarker
RealGM Football

Schiano's Message To Blount: Fumble, Get Benched

Mar 28, 2012 4:52 PM EST

New Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano is making it clear that he'll bench LeGarrette Blount if he doesn't take care of the football.

"I think LeGarrette has tons of ability," Schiano said of the running back.

"No one who touches the football will get touches if they don't protect the football. That is one of our core covenants -- the ball. It's so important they named the game after it. We make a big deal about it."

Blount rushed for 781 yards and five touchdowns last season, but fumbled five times and lost three of them.

Via Associated Press