Patriots RB coach Ivan Fears: Rhamondre Stevenson reminds me of LeGarrette Blount

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Ivan Fears has been coaching running backs in New England for the last two decades and that gives him a pretty good idea about what kinds of backs fit in the Patriots Offense.

One back who did well during his time with the team was LeGarrette Blount. He scored 43 touchdowns in 57 regular season and postseason games with the team, so any young back that reminds the team of Blount will likely be in line for a role in the offense.

That’s good news for fourth-round pick Rhamondre Stevenson. Fears said on Thursday that the rookie’s work calls to mind what Blount did while in New England.

“That kind of body,” Fears said, via “That kind of athletic ability. He’s probably a better pass receiver than even LeGarrette was. This kid has got pretty good hands. There are a lot of doors open here. We’ll see what sticks to him.”

Damien Harris, James White and Sony Michel are also part of the backfield mix with the Patriots, so Stevenson will have to keep impressing Fears and other coaches in order to get a chance to match Blount’s on-field production.

5 responses to “Patriots RB coach Ivan Fears: Rhamondre Stevenson reminds me of LeGarrette Blount

  1. chuckshontaspads says:
    June 4, 2021 at 10:21 am
    Two tight ends, big backs, excellent defense. Patriot way

    They still need a couple of reliable threats at WR. Could Agholor be one of these? Perhaps…. It also remains to be seen who can deliver the football downfield. With Cam in there they definitely have a good pound the rock offense. Jones will open up the entire field. And Stidham, well …….just no

  2. He will be low then as the year goes on he will cut into Michel’s time. Then they don’t pay Sony and he will split time with Harris in 2022. White is the passing down back this year and hopefully they sign him after this year also.

  3. Belichick is building the new Pats just like he did when he 1rst got here and Brady was more of a game manager. Big back(ASmith), very good OLine, excellent D, journeymen WRs. We’ll see if the same formula works when MJones develops. I wouldn’t bet against it.

  4. I like where this team is headed. I like that not everything is resolved and that BB is in his element. Somehow with success year after year, we forgot how good BB is at building a team from the ground

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