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Eagles center Jason Kelce says LeGarrette Blount will make his job easier

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Offensive linemen always appreciate a running back that can run physical and prove hard to bring down for opposing tacklers.

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce is no exception.

With the addition of LeGarrette Blount to the Eagles’ offense this offseason, Kelce believes his job immediately becomes a whole lot easier.

Having a guy like LeGarrette Blount behind me is only going to make my job easier,” Kelce said in an interview with Angelo Cataldi on WIP. “There aren’t going to be any of these one-armed tackles, where he’s reaching out while I’m still blocking the guy and somehow he drags them down. It’s going to take everything you got to bring that guy down.”

Despite crossing the dreaded running back threshold of 30 years old, Blount had his most productive season of his career last year in New England. He eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career with 1,161 yards and a league-leading 18 touchdowns. The Eagles had 16 rushing touchdowns combined last year split between six different ball carriers.

Philadelphia ranked 11th in rushing yards and 10th in rushing touchdowns last season. The addition of Blount could add to those totals pretty significantly this fall.

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6 Responses to “Eagles center Jason Kelce says LeGarrette Blount will make his job easier”
  1. exinsidetrader says: Jul 13, 2017 7:02 AM

    Pats rarely make mistakes. We’ll see if they made a mistake letting him go, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

  2. bucdan says: Jul 13, 2017 8:10 AM

    Blount ran for a hair over 1k in 2010 “off the street” with the Bucs.

  3. eaglesw00t says: Jul 13, 2017 9:21 AM

    I sure hope so Jason. Youre by far the weakest link on that line…

  4. cobrala2 says: Jul 13, 2017 9:52 AM

    I don’t follow Kelce’s logic. The opponents nose tackle will push him back into Blount, just like they pushed him back into every other Eagles running back in short yardage situations.

  5. buzzlightner says: Jul 13, 2017 11:25 AM

    This is a DUH comment.. like yea thats usially how it works.. a better runner makes ur life a little easier.. but cmon kelce.. way to show confidence in other backs.. this comment may have negative locker room cred. Thos comment didnt even need to be said

  6. macjacmccoy says: Jul 15, 2017 6:08 AM

    How about sink your hips and stop holding. You personally caused 6 Wentz fumbles through bad snaps and cost him at least 300 yards passing and countless rushing yards from philly backs bc of your constant penalties.

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