LeGrand Sees Smiling Clark, Teary BlountJune 5th, 2012
The inspirational Eric LeGrand was at One Buc Palace today to talk to reporters and address his teammates.
Joe heard many players’ comments about how LeGrand moved them, but Joe found it most interesting to hear LeGrand’s impression of his fellow Buccaneers while he delivered a speech before them, as LeGrand explained to the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig, on WDAE-AM 620 this afternoon.
LeGrand said he’s addressed numerous teams and groups since his paralyzing injury while playing for Rutgers, including talking to New York Jets players. But today’s “you-could-hear-a-pin drop” audience of his teammates was something special, he said.
LeGrand said he was talking and looking in players’ eyes to see their reactions and recalled to Duemig that he noticed Dallas Clark engaged and “smiling,” as well as a “teary-eyed” LeGarrette Blount.
There’s not much to say that hasn’t already been said about LeGrand’s inspirational story. However, and Joe will remind you again, remember to catch a fantastic documentary on LeGrand debuting on Bright House Sports Network on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Rock Riley spent days with LeGrand and crafted the two-part documentary (or Rockumentary, as Joe calls it). Joe got the chance to see a top secret copy of the whole thing, and it is simply riveting and inspirational.