Blount is a lazy turd?
In the 2012 draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted running back Doug Martin in the first round. Some thought that was a bit odd considering the Bucs had other needs and already had a productive back in LeGarrette Blount.
Now, we are hearing details about Blount that don’t sound consistent with someone who should just be thrilled to be in the NFL after he missed his last season at Oregon for bunching a Boise State player, and had already been cut by an NFL team.
Blount sounds like a turd to us. A complete turd. After being claimed by the Bucs in 2010 (again, when he should have just been super excited to even be on an NFL roster), he was late for work every day for two weeks. Frustrated and annoyed, coach Raheem Morris and GM Mark Domenik decided to hire him a car service to drive him less than three miles from his apartment to the complex. They could have just as easily cut him at that point.
That went well until the car service was canceled one day. Yes, Blount was again late at that point. Blount reportedly needed this car service well into 2011 as well.
Then, once he got to work, coaches said that he frequently fell asleep in meetings. What the hell time is this guy going to bed every night?
This all might not be the worst thing in the world (it’s pretty bad though) if there was no translation on the field. But, he’s fumbled nine times in two years and lost six of them. Oh, and he doesn’t play on passing downs because he’s worthless.
It would be one thing if this guy was just an entitled prima donna who has just dominated every level of football, including the NFL. But this is a guy that didn’t get drafted because he acted like an assclown on a college football field and punched a guy in the face. He’s beyond lucky to even have an NFL roster spot, and he can’t even be bothered to get to work on time or stay awake once he gets there.
But, according to some reports, Blount has dropped weight this offseason and improved his blocking and route-running skills. He also says he’s holding the ball differently to avoid fumbling.
“It’s become a habit,” he said. “I don’t even notice that I do it most of the time now. Holding the ball down (low) is kind of uncomfortable now. … If that’s all you do every time you are at practice with a ball in your hand, you can’t help but make it a habit.”
We’ll see. If being lucky to even be in the NFL wasn’t motivation enough to wake up and get to work, why would having a first-round draft pick on your behind do the trick?