We’ll Be Keeping an Eye on LeGarrette Blount

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LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to trade running back LeGarrette Blount and why the hell not? They’ve got Doug Martin and even though Blount gained over 1,000 yards in 2010, they’re not giving him the ball as long as Martin is around. Enter the Green Bay Packers in the dream-like fictional world in which we live.

Let’s say the Packers don’t grab a running back in the first half of the draft. Blount would make a nice addition for a low-round draft choice, which is probably what Tampa is going to get for him.

Not only did Blount rush for 1,007 yards in just 13 games in 2010, he ran for 781 in 14 games in 2011 and he’s just 26. Blount fell out of favor with the Bucs coaching staff last season and got only 41 carries all year. Not a lot of mileage on this guy’s odometer.

The problem with Blount is he’s been known to put the ball on the ground. Then again, there aren’t many guys who are 6-0, 250 and possess the combination of power and speed that Blount does.

You’ll remember Blount from this Green Bay Packers lowlight.

Yeah, there’s some really shitty tackling there, but that certainly wasn’t all on the Packers. That was a dude running motherfuckers over. Arm tackles will not suffice.

Blount isn’t going to catch a lot of passes, but DuJuan Harris showed us last season he can handle that role just fine.

So, assuming the Packers don’t pick a back in the first four rounds, what’s more valuable? This guy or a seventh-round pick who’s going to end up on the practice squad?

That answer seems pretty clear.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

13 Comments on "We’ll Be Keeping an Eye on LeGarrette Blount"

  1. Sean

    Ummm… from what I’ve read this dude cannot block worth a damn isn’t that great in short yardage situations and fumbles too much. This is a pretty tough sell on a pass happy team like the Packers.

  2. PackMatt

    I like it. But even a 7th round pick is a lot for teddy spaghetti to give up when he’s only got 8 picks

  3. Abe Frohman

    How about we trade straight up for a case of beer? No, seriously – good stuff like Colt 45. TT trade a draft pick for someone else’s trash?

    One scenario is just about as likely as the other.

  4. GBslacker

    The shitty tackling is a much bigger problem than the lack of a running game.

    I can excuse the dLine, they’re just trying to eat up blocks. But Hawk and the entire secondary just simply don’t tackle properly — I’m not talking some concussion-inducing hit. I’m talking wrap-up-the-legs and put the guy on the ground.

    That’s why they’re described as “soft”: they tackle like pussies. And the coaches let them get away with it.

    • Phatgzus

      Hayward tackled very well last year, sans the trucking by Marshall, as did Shields; the only one who couldn’t tackle was Williams, granted he was pretty awful.

  5. Jon Mallaber

    I wonder what the real reason is as to why he only got 41 carries last year. Anyone remember Brandon Jacobs after a few years in the league? But you are getting better Hollywood, at least this guy is in his 20s.

  6. longtimepackersfanin Texas

    This guy has been a problem child since before he left college. His attitude is one that would not play well in Green Bay or anywhere else…just ask the people from Tampa…We don’t need the likes of him, what he may bring to the field is a lot less than he may bring on the Packers…by his mouth and his self-aggrandizement….Think another Jermichael. Nope!!!

  7. ay hombre

    I think the guy has some upside and a 7th rounder seems like a good deal for us, but the character questions will loom…as they should.

  8. TyKoSteamboat

    I remember when he knocked that hillbilly out from Boise St. I was just about ready to go to bed when that happened…hilarious.

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