Ravens Nose Tackle Brings Up The PunchNovember 27th, 2010
Maybe Joe’s being too sensitive? Maybe Joe’s just so fired up and filled with hope that the Bucs can match the smashmouth football of the Ravens that Joe’s ready to brawl right now?
Regardless, Joe was a bit pissed off by the way Ravens nose tackle Kelly Gregg mentioned rookie LeGarrette Blount’s famous punch in college last year that cost him dearly at the NFL Draft.
Gregg’s quote came in a Baltimore Sun story about the Ravens’ struggles against powerful running backs.
“[Blount’s] got some jumping in him,” Gregg said. “Also, you’ve got to watch out for that right hook.”
Blount, at least, has gotten Gregg’s attention.
“He’s a good young back. It’s hard to believe a good young back like that didn’t get drafted,” Gregg said. “But he’s definitely given them a spark.”
Part of Joe wants to see Blount deliver Gregg some nasty punishment on the field Sunday. For Joe, bringing up the punch in a joking way is not cool.
Joe can’t remember a time when an opposing team’s player — for any team — referenced an opponent’s life-changing misdeed to the media. Perhaps it’s fair game because it happened on the field in front of TV cameras.
Again, maybe Joe’s too touchy this morning. But Joe still wants Gregg to pay.