Another Beating For BlountMay 17th, 2012
Joe might need a new laptop just to keep track of all the LeGarrette Blount bashing — subtle and not-so-subtle — in the media.
The latest to take out the imaginary seal club was former Bucs guard Ian Beckles (1990-1996), while co-hosting The Ron and Ian Show on WDAE-AM 620 yesterday.
“Them drafting a running back might be what I needed to become an every-down back,” Blount said.
These were venomous words for Beckles.
“If he needs competition to take his crap seriously, what good is he?” Beckles bellowed.
Beckles then wondered aloud why reporters are even quoting Blount since he hasn’t earned that kind of respect.
Beckles went on to say that Blount has so many shortcomings and offered a brief scouting report. “What makes him a bad short-yardage back makes him a bad running back,” Beckles said, referring to Blount’s running style and Blount allegedly not doing much without big holes to work in.
As Joe’s written before, Joe has never seen a young, exciting, productive player get pummelled so much — in any sport. Joe thinks some sociology professor should dive into studying the Blount phenomenon.