What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
It’s amazing what one punch can do. Before last fall’s Falcon Punch, Blount was under legitimate consideration as an NFL Draft Pick. Even afterward, many thought he had rebuilt his stock enough to be taken in the 3rd or 4th round. But for some reason, the NFL guys had a different opinion; they selected Blount in the NEVER round.
In other words, Blount spent his Saturday afternoon just like I did; chilling on the couch and not getting calls from NFL teams. Sure, I wasn’t being broadcast live on ESPN, but even if I were, I’d still be in my own living room and not on full humiliation display like Brady Quinn a few years back.
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As mentioned, Blount had some believers, but none enough to have picked up the phone and select the former Oregon Duck running back. Now, he’s suddenly a rookie free-agent plying his wares around a league that likely just got a hell of a lot more sensitive to off-field issues in light of the situation currently embroiling a certain Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback. It really has to hurt to know you are too much of a problem child for even the Vikings or the Raiders.
He’s as alone on the proverbial NFL desert island as Boise State lineman Byron Hout was knocked unconcsious by Blount’s sucker punch. While it may have cost him a phone call on draft day, he can take consolation in the fact that punch was sweet enough to win a Dubsism Budd Dwyer Award for Excellence in Career Suicide. He can also hope that some will see the redemptive power of his right hand; it may have been unsportsmanlike and most assuredly a cheap shot, but how many people would welcome LeGarrette Blount back into the fold if he were to unleash one of those jaw-rattling, brain-bruising knuckle wonders into the face of Ben Roethlisberger?
Hes getting a shot at redemption in San Fran. Just shut up and see what happens. Why is everyone whining so much.
I think he is actually going to sign with the titans.
Forgive my bitterness, I am just sick of hearing negativity about the dude after all this time. It just gets a little old after awhile. He went through a long and rigorous process to work towards getting his life back on track, and hes still got a long way to go. I feel that he has his feet going in the right direction. (i may be wrong though because all it takes is one punch lol)
Being suspended for basically his whole senior year. Not to mention the media and all the other stuff hes had to deal with. If you ask me I think he has suffered quite a bit. If you must kick him while hes down then do so. But don’t act like you are perfect either.
honestly i feel there are some football players out there that could make blount look like a saint. Hes not a killer. He hasn’t robbed anyone at gunpoint.. or tried to eye gouge a player non provoked. To me Blount seems like a good football player with a temper. Yes it was a very dumb move on his part which probably cost him thousands if not millions of dollars. And he will need to retool his mantra if he ever wants to play football, but you guys are way to harsh.