LeGarrette Blount Mans Up to Mistakes

Say one thing about now former Pittsburgh Steelers and once again New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount – at least he’s willing to man up.

  • As is well documented, LeGarrette Blount left the field during the Steelers-Titans game before the game was over.

The game was of course Le’Veon Bell’s breakout night, as he became only the 4th Steeler to rush for over 200 yards in a game, a feat only previously accomplished by John Henry Johnson, Frenchy Fuqua, and Willie Parker, and one that eluded Hall of Famer Franco Harris and should be Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis.

While Blount formed a quick friendship with Bell, he was not happy about seeing his carries reduced, and had pubically complained about not getting the ball more often. And, as Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported, insiders within the Steelers organization admitted that they felt that Blount was a “problem” for the last month or so.

Mike Tomlin did not take kindly to Blount’s going AWOL, explaining Blount’s release with a rather terse statement “We believe the decision to release LeGarrette is in the best interest of the organization and wish him the best of luck.”

Judging by comments from the Steelers locker room, Blount didn’t leave Pittsburgh with a lot of friends, although he quickly resigned with his former team, the New England Patriots.

Credit Blount with one thing, he wasted no time in owning up to his actions:

Perhaps the kid has learned something, and if so more power to him.

 

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