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LeGarrette Blount changes his tune on Trent Richardson

LeGarrette Blount, Cliff Avril, Chris Houston AP

Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount said a couple weeks ago that he won’t be happy if Tampa Bay drafts Alabama running back Trent Richardson. Today he backed off those comments.

Of course, I’d welcome him as a teammate,” Blount said of Richardson, via the Tampa Bay Times. “I’ve met the guy before. He’s not a bad kid, but at the same time, like I said, I’d welcome anything that helps the team get better. I’d welcome anybody as a teammate, it doesn’t matter who it is.”

So why did Blount say he wouldn’t be happy with Richardson’s presence in Tampa Bay?

“Like I said, it was just a comment,” Blount said. “There’s nothing for anybody to read too deep into. You know, there’s not nothing I would want to explain. It was just a comment and I left it at that.”

That doesn’t really clear anything up, but the reality is that Blount is like most players in the NFL in that he’d probably prefer that his team not spend a first-round pick on a player at his own position. And Blount is like all players in the NFL in that he doesn’t have any say over what his team does in the draft. So if Blount ends up playing with Richardson, he might not be thrilled. But he’ll live with it.

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20 Responses to “LeGarrette Blount changes his tune on Trent Richardson”
  1. sbxxix says: Apr 18, 2012 7:55 PM

    It’s like throwing up in your mouth a little. You didn’t plan on it and bringing it back is bitter and painful. Blount just threw up a mouthful and is doing his best to swallow it back

  2. tombradyallday says: Apr 18, 2012 8:01 PM

    blounte tries to punch richardson, richardson will prolly knock him out

  3. jhart615 says: Apr 18, 2012 8:06 PM

    Obviously Richardson is superior to Blount, but Blount isn’t a scrub. The Bucs should look to upgrade a more important position than running back because Blount is at least able to hold his own in the backfield. Morris Claiborne or Matt Kalil should be the pick, depending on who’s available. And this is from an unbiased Jaguars fan

  4. rwmilli says: Apr 18, 2012 8:22 PM

    See this is what frustrates me with the media….they’re like talking to a handicapped kid. He didnt mean he’d be unhappy with ” Richardson ” himself, how hard is that to understand? They have 2 good backs and he would be upset to see the team waste a pick on something they have an abundance of, use your effin noggin before posting a story.

  5. mjkelly77 says: Apr 18, 2012 8:27 PM

    Blount wouldn’t hit a teammate. He’s the kind of punk that sucker punches someone and then runs away. He knows that if he sucker punched a teammate, he’d get caught later in the locker room, get his a$$ kicked and he’d cry like a little girl in front of everyone.

  6. bigbuc419 says: Apr 18, 2012 8:43 PM

    Talib is the one that hits teammates, I say we trade down, Blount and Madu are a good 1-2 punch for us. We need inside linebackers and more secondary which we can get quality ones later on the draft

  7. EaglesFly58High says: Apr 18, 2012 8:53 PM

    Richardson > Blount

  8. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 18, 2012 9:00 PM

    This is because the Bucs are probably drafting Claiborne.

  9. ctiggs says: Apr 18, 2012 9:01 PM

    mjkelly77 says:Apr 18, 2012 8:27 PM

    Blount wouldn’t hit a teammate. He’s the kind of punk that sucker punches someone and then runs away. He knows that if he sucker punched a teammate, he’d get caught later in the locker room, get his a$$ kicked and he’d cry like a little girl in front of everyone.

    Your the kid that’s still bitter about getting picked on in high school huh? Blount punched a guy, wow people get punched every day, his just happened to be at the worst possible moment I don’t condone violence in any way, but we all know fights happen .You should move on from this incident since him and the other kid have, and focus on clearing up some of your own personal issues.

  10. gotampabay52 says: Apr 18, 2012 9:02 PM

    Say what you want now, here in Tampa he has never had an o line like this in fact better then the ’02 super bowl o line so you little bitches get fantansy points from him you wont be bashing him for what he did in college just takes a winning season and you all want bash the Bucs like your teams players are so perfect

  11. gallaghedj311 says: Apr 18, 2012 9:08 PM

    If Blount was asked the question by a reporter, shame on the reporter. What a waste of a question!!! Name me a position in the NFL where the existing players would be happy if their team spent a first round pick on their position. Oh their isn’t one? So by process of elimination u knew Blount would not say he would happy about it? Friggin media. Shame on the CBS reporter from Tampa

  12. meandjuliojonesdownbytheschoolyard says: Apr 18, 2012 9:22 PM

    Pretty great 1-2 punch if you ask me.

  13. djbleedthestar says: Apr 18, 2012 9:51 PM

    Off topic but Richardson is such a classy guy. Very humble and works his tail off! I wish more players coming into the league were like him

  14. dunkindan says: Apr 18, 2012 9:52 PM

    This dudes a straight punk. No matter what he does in the NFL can’t take away that sucker punch. He should punch Aqib talib and see what happens….

  15. eahenry says: Apr 18, 2012 10:17 PM

    Not true. When Blount went undrafted he first signed with the Titans. While in training camp he punched another player. Shortly after that Tenn cut him. I’m just sayin.

  16. dobberdubinsky says: Apr 18, 2012 10:45 PM

    “He’s not a bad kid”, says Blount, coming from one of the most immature players in the league. Hey LaGarette, I got news for ya, you’re a kid, time to grow up, kid!

  17. oberg435 says: Apr 18, 2012 11:38 PM

    never said this before, but i’d pass on the blount

  18. godcanfirealdavis says: Apr 19, 2012 6:40 AM

    Blount will be hurt by week 4… Better bring in a rb….

  19. gridironbeast says: Apr 19, 2012 11:05 PM

    What do you guys think about this?

    Sign Ced Benson who still has no offers

    And Pick up Claiborne int he draft

    Solid right?

  20. gridironbeast says: Apr 19, 2012 11:10 PM

    And for the record I really thought we should have picked up Tolbert as an awesome check down back

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