LeGarrette Blount admits Seahawks defense is “pretty good”

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The Patriots have moved the ball well enough that they can be confident.

And they’re certainly not intimidated by the Seahawks.

Via Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal, Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount said about the closest thing to trash talk about the Seahawks yet.
“I don’t care about them being the top defense, that doesn’t bother me,” Blount said. “They were good enough to get here, just like we were good enough to get here. They’re not immortal. They can be beaten. . . .

“Obviously they’re a pretty good defense. They were good enough to get here, they were good enough to get here last year, so we are going to put a plan together to hopefully make sure we come out victorious.”

The Seahawks led the league in total defense this year, and were third against the run. For the Patriots to make a dent in that, Blount’s going to have to be at his best.

38 responses to “LeGarrette Blount admits Seahawks defense is “pretty good”

  1. Admits? Was it ever a secret in the first place? Did he say that they weren’t any good previously? ‘Sup with the misleading heading?

  2. Seattle has a better, deeper team. The Seahaawks Skill guys, Outside of Lynch and Turbin, are very ordinary, but every where else, Seattle has better depth and better players.

    Brady is a great QB, but he won’t be able to cheat in this one, and Wilson is an ascending Star.

    I severely dislike both clubs, but I just Seattle winning this by 10 to 14 points. It will be close, but Seattle will pull away in the 4th Quarter.

  3. He was just talking.. .very similar to what Lane did.
    Carroll said that Lane probably hadn’t seen the game film yet.
    Sounds like another teammater or BB let Blount know not to provide any fuel.

    Neither team will need a lot to up their drive….

    No sense in pouring gasoline on the fire.

  4. How did that suspension for weed this spring go for you Blount? Oh, that’s right, if you’re on the ‘right team’, you can break the rules others get hammered on.

  5. yeah, and what nobody is mentioning is that the Pats’ defense is “pretty good” too.. not to mention their offense is worlds better than Seattle’s.. the Hawks will need to put up some points to have a shot in this one

  6. So where is the article questioning Tomlin’s competence after he cuts Blount and then faces the Ravens without any backup plan for an injury to Bell?

  7. I just can’t see Blount doing anything against that Hawks defense. They held Eddie Lacy in check and that guy is a monster.

    Seattle’s secondary is pretty good too. I think there’ll be plenty of punting.

  8. thelastwordyaheard says:
    Jan 28, 2015 10:41 AM

    yeah, and what nobody is mentioning is that the Pats’ defense is “pretty good” too.. not to mention their offense is worlds better than Seattle’s..
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    “worlds better”….and yet, Seattle is 9th in total yards, and the Pats are 11th. Go figure.

  9. weepingjebus says:
    Jan 28, 2015 11:02 AM
    So where is the article questioning Tomlin’s competence after he cuts Blount and then faces the Ravens without any backup plan for an injury to Bell?

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    There were plenty of articles pointing out that Blount quit. Not much Tomlin could do about it. The dude obviously planned to go back to New England. There would be a tampering investigation, except the Steelers really didn’t care enough. He was absolutely hated in the locker room.

  10. bostontdparty says:
    Jan 28, 2015 10:57 AM

    Who says he is going to be the primary runner?

    It’s belichick, he could start gray you never know

    Respectfully, I don’t think it matters who the primary runner is. Eddie Lacy is a better back than anyone on the Pats roster. I’ll say this though, IF the Pats can rush for 100+ yards and if the Hawks turn the ball over 5 times,they may win this game. I just don’t think they will.

  11. Seahawks defense is the best. That’s what carries the team. Good teams know enough to respect that. The Pats aren’t shy about praising other teams’ strength. The Packers made the Hawks look ordinary though. They just got careless.

  12. Unfortunately, Blount won’t be facing a weak AFC run defense like the Colts. He’ll be facing the best in the NFL. Maybe he should watch some film and see how they handled Eddy Lacy, who is a larger and vastly better running back.

    Blount won’t have more than 60 yards. And with the way the Seahawks talk trash, he’ll have at least one personal foul a la Boise St.

    Non-factor.

  13. So says every team before they play the Seahawks. Then they go out and run for about 50 yards and throw for about 180, and their team ends up scoring 13 points. This game will be no different.

  14. Seahawks D is very good….. helped along by playing broken offenses the last half of the season. They are NOT legendary.

    Some bandwa… uh …. fan please dispute that with me.

  15. Spare us your moronic opinion julius. The pats o line is much better than the Packs…can’t wait till Monday, you and the rest of the Seagulls fans will be nowhere near PFT. All the adderall in the world won’t be able to prepare you for the Pats this Sunday…hahah 12’s, you guys are a joke fanbase

    Go Pats!

  16. weepingjebus says:

    So where is the article questioning Tomlin’s competence after he cuts Blount and then faces the Ravens without any backup plan for an injury to Bell?

    ——

    Or the one talking about how Blount orchestrated his release because he already had a deal in place with the Pats? He couldn’t even answer the questions with a straight face when asked of him yesterday.

  17. If Seattle wins, I expect to see very, very few Patriot fans commenting in social media.

  18. The only this deflated come Monday morning will be Seattle. Yea I guess the Pats will be accused of deflating your fan base. They will go out and take a leak for 90 seconds and then it will be all over but the crying.

  19. Browner wants to target Sherman, Seattle should target the knees of this guy. If he is put out all Steeler fans will send the player that does it a gift.

  20. Pats fans… so remind me of all those over-confident Broncos fans not that long ago..

    Good luck Patsy fans…. you’ll need it.

  21. Thanks for reporting this straight, not like all the dishonest outlets that are taking Blount’s comments out of context to fuel controversy

  22. juliusanonymous says:
    Jan 28, 2015 11:47 AM

    Unfortunately, Blount won’t be facing a weak AFC run defense like the Colts. He’ll be facing the best in the NFL. Maybe he should watch some film and see how they handled Eddy Lacy, who is a larger and vastly better running back.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>.

    Lacy: 5’11, 230 pounds
    Blount: 6’0, 250 pounds

    Would love to see some double TE sets with Blount and Gray, Blount and Develin, or Gray and Develin in the backfield…offset fullback and TE kickout blocks will wear down the Seattle D-Line and open play action…through in a few eligible/ineligible receiver plays and maybe the Pats could win.

  23. Big Blue On You says:
    Jan 28, 2015 10:40 AM
    How did that suspension for weed this spring go for you Blount? Oh, that’s right, if you’re on the ‘right team’, you can break the rules others get hammered on.
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    Weed is definitely not a performance-enhancing drug. In fact, unless sleeping and eating everything in sight helps performance, week hurts performance. So it’s not cheating. It actually hurts his own team.

    On the other side you have the PED-taking Seahawks. PED DOES help a team and IS CHEATING.

    So pull your head out of Sherman’s butt and admit that Seattle cheated

  24. Blount is in for a long night Sunday.

    Or a short night. We all know what happens when things don’t go his way…he pouts, quits on his team, showers and goes home early.

  25. So where is the article questioning Tomlin’s competence after he cuts Blount and then faces the Ravens without any backup plan for an injury to Bell?
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    No one really cares about teams and coaches that have gone fishing.

  26. There were plenty of articles pointing out that Blount quit. Not much Tomlin could do about it. The dude obviously planned to go back to New England. There would be a tampering investigation, except the Steelers really didn’t care enough. He was absolutely hated in the locker room.
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    Except that he had to pass through waivers, and at the time NE was 32nd on waiver order so literally every other team could have picked him up.

    Other than that: great plan!

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