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Legarrette Blount – Yes You Have the Right To Hate Him Today Steeler Nation

Anyone else upset today watching the Patriots move on to the Super Bowl while the Steelers are already busy planning the offseason?

Part of the big reason the Pats are heading to Glendale to take on the Seahawks while the Steelers are home is running back Legarrette Blount, whose Steelers career will go down as nothing more than a complete disaster.

If you don’t remember, or maybe don’t want to remember, Blount was signed this offseason to be the backup for rising star Le’Veon Bell, and then basically walked out on the team during a game November 18th.

The team released him the next day, and in what felt more like a setup than anything, Blount was able to quickly land on the Patriots, a team he spent the last season with.

Blount ran 30 times for 148 yards and three touchdowns during the Pats dominating win over the Colts, and ran with a resolved sense of purpose, something he seemed to lack during his Steelers tenure.

Things with Blount didn’t start so well, as he and Bell were caught with marijuana before a preseason game with the Eagles. All seemed forgiven if he just would have been the back the Steelers felt they were getting, but in the end, he wound up more like a knucklehead than a pro back in the NFL.

Watching him push forward for extra yards in the AFC title game was tough to watch, as he was his posing after scoring three touchdowns.

So I asked this on our official Steelers Gab twitter account during the game (@SteelersGab)

Childish? Immature? Vindictive?

Yeah, I guess. But in my mind as a person who bleeds black and gold – I feel it’s true.

Blount is clearly a selfish person, let’s not forget the incident that started his rep as a player that most teams would rather not have to deal with.

Yes, that was the start, but giving the devil his due, Bount took the opportunity to run to the Pats after his release from the Steelers, and has made the most of it.

With the Pats, Blount has run for 281 yards with a 4.7 average and three touchdowns. He will get a ton more exposure now that the Pats are set to play in the biggest game on earth in two weeks.

So today, it’s official – Blount pulled it off, he’s playing in the Super Bowl – it’s a tough pill to swallow, and Steeler fans should have some anger about it.

After all, if Blount would have been a better person in that locker room and a professional, we could be getting ready for an epic Super Bowl vs the Seahawks instead of ranting about hating Bount.

And if you don’t agree that the Steelers would be in the Super Bowl if Blount was still on the roster, I’m not the only one that disagrees with you on that issue.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. DDD

    January 19, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    It’s funny as hell. Fans so quick to side with management and toss out vitriol towards players that didn’t really do anything that bad.

    • DDD

      January 19, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Not saying he didn’t behave poorly. But people are still calling him despicable, punk, wishing him bad etc. LOL

  2. Joe Simko

    January 19, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Cutting him with no experienced back up was ridiculous! He was not used properly here. Apparently Belechick thinks he can handle his character issues.

  3. DrGeorge

    January 20, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Yes, the Steelers did not use Blount properly (ignoring for the sake of brevity his well-documented personal issues), but we really shouldn’t envy Blount his success in the Patriots victory. He’s a good back, but not a great one. What we ought to envy instead is that Patriots O-line that made it possible. Their line made Blount look great.

  4. Jim boscaino111

    January 21, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Steelers management made a mistake by cutting him we didn’t have a liable backup to levon mistakes r made learn from it. GO steelers.

    made learn from them.

  5. bill getz

    January 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    so rumor has it that the reason blount walked off of the field early had more to it than we suspected. turns out a certain coach belichek spoke with blount reagrding his lack of playing time and told him he would give him what he wanted in new england. blounts best way out??? get released. how’s that for another lowly act by belichek?? how nice would it have been to have had blount in that ravens game, not to mention beyond?

  6. DDD

    January 22, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    rofl
    “lowly act by belichek?”

  7. Michael

    January 24, 2015 at 2:24 am

    Sorry Steelers fans but your current offensive line could never have offered the opportunities that the Patriots offensive line has given him. Your offensive line HAS to create holes in the defense in order for him to do his thing. If they can’t do their job he can’t do his. If he can’t do his job he is going to be upset and leave, that’s exactly what he did. If you aren’t happy with your job are you going to stay there day in and day out just putting up with it?

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