Tom Brady Talks Run Game Deficiencies – JoeBucsFan.com – Tampa Bay Bucs Blog, Buccaneers News

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The Buccaneers have had a poor running game, if you listen to the words of Tom Brady today.

Brady was asked what the deal is with the Bucs’ absent rushing attack during his Let’s Go! show on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio.

Brady didn’t hesitate. The Bucs absolutely need to run the ball and have a balanced offense, Brady lectured, and it’s been bad for three consecutive games.

“It’s too difficult to become one-dimensional over the course of a season and we have not done a good job in the run game this year,” Brady began. “We started off pretty good against Dallas, who’s actually a really good defense and ran the ball very well. And against the Saints it wasn’t very good. Against the Packers it wasn’t very good, and yesterday.

“And I think a lot of it comes down to playing from behind where you become one-dimensional and you throw the ball so much. But, at the same time we need to be productive when we do run it. So getting ourselves in the right run play. You know, gettin’ our guys the right angles and the right opportunities to, you know, have some confidence that we can make yards when we hand the ball off.

“I think being efficient is one thing, being explosive is another thing. You can see when you play from a lead like the Chiefs did yesterday, and they have everything at their disposal, you know, you have the opportunity to run the ball a lot more. And we’ve got to be able to play with a lead. We’ve got to stop turning the ball over. We gotta get ahead. We gotta make third downs. We gotta score points. And when you get ahead, it allows you to [run and pass]. And if you do both well, you become very tough to stop on offense.”

Brady went on to say a team can get away with being pass, pass, pass for a couple of games, but eventually balance is necessary to win a Super Bowl.

Joe’s study of the Bucs’ run game yesterday reveals rookie tight end Cade Otton getting blown up a couple of times and Leonard “Lombardi Lenny” Fournette looking like he needed a pregame hype speech.

Lately, Fournette seems a lot more comfortable with the ball in his hands out of the backfield versus a handoff.

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