Jeff Fisher Regrets Cutting LeGarrette Blount

November 17th, 2010

legarrette blount 1116Joe assumes this can be filed under “Trying To Cover Up A Dumbarse Move.”

Titans coach Jeff Fisher, due to a string of injuries, has been relegated to trying out the likes of Larry Johnson. Instead, he cut a guy who has single-handedly jump-started the Bucs offense, LeGarrette Blount.

Fisher cried to that he “gambled” in cutting Blount, hoping all other 31 NFL teams would pass and then Fisher would sign Blount to his practice squad.


Asked if he now wishes he had not let Blount go, Fisher said, “Every day. I thought we could get him to the practice squad, get him on practice squad, knowing that when and if there was any kind of interest, we could bring him back to the active roster. That didn’t happen, but I’m very, very happy for him.”

Oh, well. Tennessee’s loss is the Bucs huge gain.

18 Responses to “Jeff Fisher Regrets Cutting LeGarrette Blount”

  1. Just Frank Says:

    What is one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

  2. BamBamBuc Says:

    My understanding was Fisher called Morris AFTER the Bucs signed Blount to way what a good guy he was and that he had hoped to slip in onto the practice squad before the Bucs took him away.

  3. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    The Object is going to be the Offensive rookie of the year if Mike Williams don’t win he is the bang the Buc’s have been needing to replace Allstott

  4. New Era Buc Says:

    Yes I’m pretty sure Fisher called Morris after the Bucs claimed him.Blount was actually in his office when he called Morris after they found out he was headed to the Bucs.

  5. josh Says:

    Joe, Mark Domenick called Fisher after we claimed blount. Proof below

  6. Joe Says:

    Thanks guys.

  7. Patrick Says:

    For sure he should regret it, but they still have Chris Johnson in their backfield.

  8. gitarlvr Says:

    Jeff Fisher= supreme dumbarse . Their backup to Chris Johnson is some 5′ 9″ 200 lb. pipsqueak named Javon Ringer and they let go of manbeast Blount. Fisher must have had his head up his arse all training camp.

  9. MTM Says:

    The past few weeks the Bucs O-Line looks like they are taking a more aggressive roll in the running game. I’m sure it didn’t hurt with Blount trucking over opposing defenses. If this continues for the rest of the season. Dominik and Raheem will start to get some respect around the league for the scouting of players.

  10. BamBamBuc Says:

    MTM, agreed. I was watching a lot of James Lee on an island on the right side last week, and he did pretty darned good. Larsen’s looking alright at LG, especially in the run game. By far the worst this season is Davin Joseph. He’s getting beat in both pass and run on a weekly basis. Don’t know what’s going on with him, but we all know he can be better than that. It would be nice to have a former O-linemen do for us what Steve White does for us with the D-line.

  11. Fire Greg Olson! Says:


    Didn’t you say that Blount was cut for throwing a punch in Titans training camp??

    Someone said that in a post about 3 weeks ago. That’s so far from being true.

    Fisher had no problem with him getting scrappy in practice.

  12. gotbbucs Says:

    how many players have the bucs released that went on to have great careers? thomas jones and al harris come to mind and i know there’s others. the bucs were overdue to have one fall into thier lap.

  13. Pete Dutcher Says:


    It would be nice to have a former O-linemen do for us what Steve White does for us with the D-line.

    You know, I think has some sort of relationship with 620wdae…maybe Joe could get Beckles to give input on that occassionally?

    Of course, Beckles is filled with perpetual negativity.

  14. sunrisejeff Says:

    Maybe even reach out to a guy like Jerry Wunsch to give some insight on the Oline.

  15. RustyRhino Says:

    I would love to hear any former Oline player give their view on what we got going on or not going on that is for sure. But no negative negativity only positive criticism, like Steve White does it. Wunsch would be a good person to hear from I think.

  16. bucx01 Says:

    I don’t think Thomas Jones was released. He was a FA and the Bears paid him a ton of money. We still had Pittman and didn’t want match his offer.

  17. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Jeff Fisher is a great Coach who took a gamble, and lost. Tampa has been literally transformed since Blount started playing. I just hope Tampa will match the money the UFC is said to be offering him ? At the games, Tampa fans just love him. You can see our O line loves blocking for him because he delivers punishment on nearly every run.
    Every Tampa fan needs to send Jeff Fisher a Cigar, and a thank you card.

  18. McBuc Says:

    Buck01…I could be wrong, but I think we let Jones walk becasue Gruden brought in Charlie Garner. Charlie should have been great, but I am sure you remember how that went.