Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris compared rookie running back to LeGarrette Blount to Mike Alstott. It would be nice if it turns out that way. But let’s see a little bit more of Blount before we get too carried away with the comparisons.
The Panthers signed Chris Morris on Wednesday. That will help give a struggling offensive line a little more depth. But it’s not going to solve everything. Morris was a seventh-round pick by Oakland in 2006 and started 10 games for the Raiders last season.
The Bucs gave rookie Arrelious Benn some first-team work at wide receiver. If they’re doing that in a bye week, it’s a pretty good strong Benn will be starting opposite fellow rookie Mike Williams when the Bucs return to play and Sammie Stroughter will be allowed to focus on being a slot receiver. That’s the plan the Bucs had all along, but Benn took a little longer than Williams to catch on to things in the preseason.
Outstanding columnist Peter Finney checked in with a couple of legendary New Orleans kickers, Tom Dempsey and Morten Andersen, to get a view of what Garrett Hartley is going through as he tries to find his accuracy.