LeGrand Sees Smiling Clark, Teary Blount

June 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.

3 Responses to “LeGrand Sees Smiling Clark, Teary Blount”

  1. Ezikeil Says:

    And it looks like the Bucs organization did the right thing. I am so glad the decided to sell his jersey and all proceeds are going to hid foundation. I have all ready ordered mine. it has been said a million times but is a feel good story of the NFL year so far. i just sucks that it happened on the Sam day as the Mr. Seau’s death.

    If you missed the link here it is.

  2. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    Love this story.. I have a feeling LeGrand is going to put alot of fight in our players and motivate them greatly which should help in the results on the field. What a great guy, for a freak injury like that to happen and it kills your dreams to compete in the NFL, but he STILL is always positive and has a smile on his face. I need to buy one of his jerseys!

  3. Orlandobucfan Says:

    I hope that this fires up the bucs for the season to see someone who was on the right track and a freak injury changed his life radically. I hope all buccaneers see this and thank God that they are where they are and instead of making stupid decisions they realize how lucky they are and work hard to make the most of it. I would love to see Talibs reaction to the whole thing.