LeGarrette Blount is a big dude. Standing at (a generous) 6-feet and weighing around 250 lbs, there is no doubt that this guy can truck over people. However, is this becoming a running gag for the Patriots? Here is what head coach Bill Belichick had to say on him:
Gumbel: "Said he runs like a 225-pounder." Dierdorf: "I'm not sure that's a compliment."
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September 10, 2013
Most NFL running backs are around the 210-230 lb range, but Blount trumps over that mark. Now, if you're like me, you might not necessarily understand how this quote from Belichick is an insult. Think about it though, a guy like Blount who is massive can't go out there and try to juke out people, make a spin move, or bounce a failed run play to the outside. A guy with Blount's stature and weight should be focused on pounding the ball down field, not using finesse.
Was Belichick actually taking a shot at Blount? Unlikely. BB just saying what is on his mind and this could be an observation th...