Second year RB LeGarrette Blount ignited a woeful ground game during his phenomenal rookie season when he burst on the scene after being claimed off waivers. Blount an undrafted rookie carried the football 201 times for 1,007-yards and 6 touchdowns in 13 games played with just 7 starts. He showed power, elusiveness and a flair for the theatrics as a high hurdling, whirling derby 6-foot-1, 245-pounder. Blount not known as an overly chatty player, decided to fire the first shot across the bow at the Detroit Lions.
With his confidence brimming after his heroics in 2010 Blount had a message for Ndamukong Suh, the 2010 Defensive Rookie of the Year, “
I’m runnin right through you Sunday.” Blount said nothing via Facebook, because it was an imposture, looking for his / her 15 minutes fame.
Almost game time, son! Let’s get this!! Aye Suh! Figured I should give ya a heads up and let you know I’m runnin right through you Sunday. Practice all you want but you can’t stop LGB.
Last season against the Lions Blount carried the ball 15 times for 110-yards and 1 touchdown. The Bucs lost in overtime 23-20, but Suh was quiet with just three total tackles beside his name on the stat sheet. This might be an instance where Blount, should have a quiet confidence and remain voiceless, especially considering the criticism Suh has taken this pre-season about being a dirty player.
Why wake a sleeping giant? When the offensive line blocking for you doesn’t exactly instill fear and the same type of confidence you have in its performances.
Update: The Facebook account to which the above post was linked, was a fake. It’s not really Blount at all. After receiving numerous phone calls from officials with the Bucs, we’ve learned it’s a case of indentity theft. The team has notified the appropriate entities to resolve the issue.
For Bucs Central part in helping the thief perpetrate the crime further we apologize first and foremost to Legarrette Blount and the entire Buccaneer organization.