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FOXBORO, Mass. — Who knows if LeGarrette Blount would have wound up with the New England Patriots if his good friend Aqib Talib had not come to the team in a trade the year prior. Head coach Bill Belichick consulted with Talib before trading a seventh-round pick and running back Jeff Demps to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Blount. “I think definitely an assist on this one has to go to our assistant pro personnel director – [Aqib] Talib – who I talked to before we traded for LeGarrette and everything he said about him was absolutely right,” Belichick said smiling. “He’s a good football player who loves to play, works hard and is a team player; great guy for the team in the locker room. He’s been all those things.” Blount carried the Patriots on his back for 334 all-purpose yards on Sunday. He had 189 yards on 24 carries and two kick returns for 145 yards. Blount got a special Blount and Talib became close in their 2 1/2 years in Tampa Bay together. “I just told him he was a great team

Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots: LeGarrette Blount's A "Mudder"

LeGARRETTE BLOUNT IS A "HORSE" IN THE RAIN Definition - Mudder: "A racehorse that runs well on a wet or muddy track" This Sunday, LeGarrette Blount was a "mudder" of huge proportions. He was the difference maker in the New England Patriots 34-20 win over the Buffalo Bills in a driving rain. Blount did something no one else had ever done in the NFL.....

Takeaways from Pats’ win: Blount, bye, and injuries--cover32

Takeaways from Pats’ win: Blount, bye, and injuries--cover32: Latest on cover32: The 2013 NFL regular season is in the books and the New England Patriotshave finished with a 12-4 record following their 34-20 victory over theBuffalo Bills. With the win, the Patriots have clinched the No. 2 seed, which means a first-round bye for the hometown boys. First-round bye but no home... approves interesting headline for Legarrette Blount’s big day

Legarrette Blount had a huge performance in the Patriots regular season finale at home against the Bills on Sunday, racking up 334 all-purpose yards during the Pats’ 34-20 win over Buffalo. Blount had 189 rushing yards and two touchdowns, as well as two huge kick returns, as the Patriots clinched the No. 2 seed in the AFC in Week 17. His performance was certainly headline-worthy...

Blount leads Pats to bye with 34-20 win over Bills

LeGarrette Blount ran for a career-high 189 yards and two touchdowns and had two long kickoff returns as the New England Patriots clinched a first-round AFC bye with a 34-20 win over the Buffalo Bills on a rainy Sunday. Tom Brady was content to hand the ball off during a steady downpour against a team first in the NFL in sacks and second in interceptions. And Blount responded, leading...

Bill Belichick Praises LeGarrette Blount on Sunday's Game

Bill Belichick had to have been pleased with the way that the Patriots ended the 2013 season. The win against the Bills gave the Patriots a first round bye in the playoffs which the team could sorely use to get healthy. Specifically, Belichick praised the effort of LeGarrette Blount, who made the win possible with his dominant performance on Sunday: “Once again, I thought...

LeGarrette Blount Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

It should come as no surprise that LeGarrette Blount was named the AFC's offensive player of the week after his thoroughly dominating performance against the Buffalo Bills. The news comes courtesy of ESPN: After setting a franchise record with 334 all-purpose yards from scrimmage in the team's regular-season finale, Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has...

Bill Belichick asked Aqib Talib for input on trading for Blount

Hands up if you thought LeGarrette Blount would have a bigger impact than Jeff Demps after the trade between the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? OK, keep your hands up if you thought Blount would outshine Demps on Special Teams this year? Yeah, didn't think so.Photo: US PresswireBill Belichick has pulled off another masterstroke. He took a flyer on an Olympic...

Running game going to be the key for the Patriots in the post season.

Blount had an amazing 334 all-purpose yards today.You saw the future today. LeGarrette Blount rushed for 189 yards in the rain as the New England Patriots earned the #2 seed and the all important bye next week. Since 2009, the Patriots have only gone as far as Tom Brady could carry them. Last week, and then again this week, the running game was able to make the plays at key moments...

Patriots win sloppy game in regular season finale

Talking heads everywhere will tell you that avoiding the first-round bye can often be beneficial for a football team. In recent years, it’s not the best team in the regular season that wins the Super Bowl; rather it is the team that gets hottest and rolls through the playoffs on the way to football’s ultimate prize. A couple of lucky breaks along the way can also help the cause...

Aaron Dobson Aggravates Foot Injury

New England rookie Aaron Dobson is done for the day after aggravating his foot injury in the first half of Sunday's game versus Buffalo.Fantasy Spin:Dobson had one catch for six yards before leaving. With the slippery conditions in New England today, head coach Bill Belichick probably would have been better off sitting Dobson this week. Dobson's status for the postseason remains a mystery.

Marrone tries to explain Blount's gouging returns

BY NICK ST. DENISLeGarrette Blount ran all over the Buffalo Bills Sunday, and not just on offense.The New England Patriots' bruising tailback returned two long kickoffs, amassing 145 yards with a long of 83 in that department, in the Patriots' win."Well, you know, the [missed] tackles is what happened," Bills coach Doug Marrone said after the game, via BuffaloBills...

Bucaneers fire Greg Schiano, cut off the Patriots pipeline

USA Today Sports ImagesThe Tampa Bay Bucs cleaned house today, firing head coach Greg Schiano and GM Mark Dominik, and that should make Patriots fans sad.Not because of any affinity for Schiano, mind you. The former Rutgers coach reportedly alienated...just about everyone in the Bucaneers franchise during his two year tenure in Tampa. This year alone had rumors of a rigged vote to...

Toughness lifts Patriots to first-round bye

The New England Patriots have shown plenty of toughness in earning a first-round bye. They overcame key injuries and late deficits to win their fifth straight AFC East title. This weekend's wild-card games will determine whether the Patriots (12-4) will host Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Kansas City in the divisional round Jan. 11. LeGarrette Blount showed that toughness when...

New England Feasts on Buffalo to Clinch First Round Bye

  Good evening Patriots fans! Hope you all enjoyed your Sunday. For many of us, it was a very rainy Sunday. That was how it was at Gillette Stadium today. Rain, rain, and more rain…all game long. Normally the New England Patriots have trouble with the rain, but that did not affect them against the Buffalo Bills today in the 2013 regular season finale. New England...

Patriots - Bills: Through the Twitterverse

Win. #Patriots. RT @TimAmara Do Your Job. #Patriots— Steve (@NEexpatriate) December 29, 2013 Photo: 1 win = 2 weeks off. Go get ‘em, boys! #Patriots— LOL Pats (@LOLPats) December 29, 2013 God. Bless. America #Patriots @MsTriciaSFL— Sexy NFL Fans (@SexyNFLFan) December 29, 2013 My mama didn'...
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