LeGarrette Blount “without a doubt” feels like a big part of Eagles plans

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After the first two Eagles preseason outings, there was chatter about the team parting ways with running back LeGarrette Blount because he didn’t look like a good fit for their offense.

Coach Doug Pederson threw cold water on that idea this week by saying that Blount will be a “big part of our offense” during the 2017 season. Blount broke off his biggest run of the preseason on Thursday night with a 16-yard gain and finished with three more yards on three more carries.

Blount downplayed the numbers on Thursday night, saying that the preseason features no game-planning and is about figuring out how all the offensive pieces come together. The way things are coming together have left him feeling confident that Pederson’s telling the truth about his spot in the offense.

“Oh yeah. Without a doubt,” Blount said, via Tom Pelissero of NFL Media. “And like I said, I’m excited and I love the opportunity that I’ve been presented here. Everybody’s been nothing but great towards me this whole entire time. And that’s a big thing for me, because you want to be comfortable with the guys you’re going to be working with every day.”

Wendell Smallwood had four carries for 28 yards on Thursday while Darren Sproles sat out and Pederson spoke about all three as roster locks after the game while indicating that Corey Clement and Donnel Pumphrey are competing for the final spot in the backfield. Things could change before the final cutdown day, of course, but it doesn’t sound like Blount’s going to be looking for work again before the start of the season.

9 responses to “LeGarrette Blount “without a doubt” feels like a big part of Eagles plans

  1. Blount was a pretty good running back last year and will be a pretty good running back this year. The Patriots didn’t re-sign him because he wanted too much money and is one dimensional (doesn’t catch passes and doesn’t block). It had nothing to do with his running.

  2. redlikethepig says:
    August 25, 2017 at 8:27 am
    Another Superbowl for the Dream Team. Guaranteed. Again.

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    For the love of god let the dream team thing go. A backup QB said it at his introductory press conference 6 years ago and he DID NOT guarantee a Superbowl. Every unoriginal troll has been using that for years.

    Try something original that’s relevant to the current team.

  3. eagleswin says:
    August 25, 2017 at 9:17 am
    redlikethepig says:
    August 25, 2017 at 8:27 am
    Another Superbowl for the Dream Team. Guaranteed. Again.

    ——————————-

    For the love of god let the dream team thing go. A backup QB said it at his introductory press conference 6 years ago and he DID NOT guarantee a Superbowl. Every unoriginal troll has been using that for years.

    Try something original that’s relevant to the current team.

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    Almost as bad as having to hear for the ten millionth time that Blount is a one dimensional back who wanted too much money and that’s why the Pats didn’t resign him

  4. eagleswin says:
    August 25, 2017 at 9:17 am
    redlikethepig says:
    August 25, 2017 at 8:27 am
    Another Superbowl for the Dream Team. Guaranteed. Again.

    Hey… at least he didn’t make a Santa and snowball reference.
    ——————————-

    For the love of god let the dream team thing go. A backup QB said it at his introductory press conference 6 years ago and he DID NOT guarantee a Superbowl. Every unoriginal troll has been using that for years.

    Try something original that’s relevant to the current team.

  5. You have to have a reliable RB that can pound it between the tackles. Blount is that type of RB. If Clement isn’t kept by the Eagles, I hope the Ravens sign him. He looks like he has some upside, and would be a nice back up for Terrence West and Danny Woodhead.

  6. I think Clement makes the 53 and Pumprhey goes to the practice squad. Pumphrey didn’t look comfortable returning kicks.

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