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Posted: 6/19/2014 10:24 AM

Blount question 


Steeler fan here.   I have a question.   How good was your offensive line / TE in terms of run blocking and what can we expect out of Blount?  The reason I ask is our primary back Bell had a lowly 3.6 yards per carry, while Blount's career average and late season play for New England was impressive.  I'm wondering if Blount was that good due to blocking, or if he's a better pure runner than Bell is.  Thanks in advance for those who reply. I do appreciate it.

"LeGarrette Blount will provide a huge boost to the rushing attack with his powerful running. He has averaged 145 carries for 678 yards and five touchdowns per season over his four years in the league. His career average of 4.68 yards per carry easily would have led the Steelers last season."

-JB


Cowher's teams made the playoffs 10 times in 15 seasons.  67% of the time.   Tomlin's teams made the playoffs 4 out of 7 times.    57% of the time .  If we miss this year it drops to 50%

 

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Posted: 6/19/2014 11:20 AM

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If he keeps his head on straight the guy can be a beast. Look at what he was doing in Tampa, they have more holes in their OL than....
He was able to do better in NE but was part of a rotation.
This guy can run through people, run over people and sometimes run away from people. He has talent, but he also has a temper. He was suspended in College for punching a player after the game ended and has been in numerous other scuffles with team mates and opposing players.

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Posted: 6/19/2014 11:28 AM

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Blount ran well and sparked the team when they needed it most.  I still think he is a rotation, grind 'em guy more than an every down back.

He could be a workhorse back but there are few backs in the game, not named Peterson, that I think you leave in on every play.
It is the NFL...Not a knitting class.
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Posted: 6/20/2014 9:02 AM

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Thanks for the comments. Anyone else?


Cowher's teams made the playoffs 10 times in 15 seasons.  67% of the time.   Tomlin's teams made the playoffs 4 out of 7 times.    57% of the time .  If we miss this year it drops to 50%

 

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Posted: 6/20/2014 6:50 PM

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Yeah, I thought the guy was a pure horse. The last three or four games last season reminded me of the Dillon days. Personally, I was sad t see him go,because the Pats are still suspect at RB given the Riddler`s fumbling issues and Vareen staying healthy.

Like the earlier post; if he can keep his head, you got a diamond in the rough

Bobby
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Posted: 6/20/2014 7:51 PM

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I was sad to see him go because he always had that big play potential and could close a game. I think it came down to money - Pitt offered about twice what the Pats valued the position at.

The Pats system and having his friend Talib on the roster kept him leveled out mentally. On the Steelers, with all the trash-talk and what-not they do ... it's not impossible he reverts to the behavior which got him dropped by Tampa.
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Posted: 6/21/2014 9:53 AM

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NE had a top 5 rated OL last season by 99% of NFL rankings. Blount is a hard runner, but is easily stopped in the backfield because he takes forever to get started. He had a few good games at the end of the season, but should not be a guy to be counted on game in and game out. Also, on short yardage when teams load up the block he will struggle for the tough yards.

He is a nice big back/3rd 4th option on a team, but not a player that should be counted on for any real impact in a good team. More of a guy to fill in for injuries.
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