What Does LeGarrette Blount Weigh?

August 2nd, 2012

The leader of the New Schiano Order says Blount is “hustling his tail off”

LeGarrette Blount has lost weight. Stand next to him and he looks significantly leaner, smaller. The guns don’t look as menacing.

But don’t ask Blount how much he weighs. On Sunday, Joe asked Blount — twice — and Blount wouldn’t give a number.

JoeBucsFan.com: How much do you weigh? And is your current weight good or bad, and how do you feel it’s affecting you?

LeGarrette Blount: It’s good that I’ve lost weight. So I’m going to continue to, you know, stay in the shape that I’m in.

Joe: How much do you weigh?

Blount (smiling): We don’t know.

Today, Greg Schiano was asked about Blount’s weight and transformed body, and Schiano said Blount probably weighed more than the 247 pounds he was listed at last season, but Schiano didn’t offer a new number.

“I think he’s a better player at the condition that he’s in right now,” Schiano said. “I think he’s doing well. I thought today he made some nice runs, as well. He’s hustling his tail off. The turnover the other day, he’s the one who chased the guy down and had a strip opportunity. Those are good things.”

Now there’s some more fuel for the popular Blount-Doug Martin debate.

Hopefully, Blount hasn’t lost any strength. And perhaps he can even hurdle an extra inch higher.

29 Responses to “What Does LeGarrette Blount Weigh?”

  1. Morgan Says:

    Is LGB getting less reps than Martin during practice?

  2. j lynch Says:

    Who cares what he weighs siiting on the bench!!!

  3. Dew Says:

    He does look a lot leaner. But the reason they are being coy was kind of explained by the Coach already. The scales last year were lying. He probably weighed 280lb’s or more last year. But he should be able to jump even higher this year. LOL

  4. Thomas2.2 Says:

    Articles out of Eugene, Oregon had him at 285 in College. I bet he was 270 at least last year.

  5. eric Says:

    Looks like he is the biggest loser.

  6. raphael Says:

    excited about our backfield this year…LGB will be better and an important cog in the wheel….but Muscle Hamster will start.

  7. Pat Says:

    By the response of Sciano(sp) its obvious that Blount and Martin were on the field at the same time

  8. FactsMatter Says:

    A more important question to ask him was how was he learning/handling pass protection under the new schemes.
    THAT will determine how much playing time he sees. If he can’t pass protect, then the defense will know its a running play and can stack the box. There was no element of surprise to keep the defense honest in the past.

  9. Andrew Says:

    Dew there is noooooooooo way he was 280 last year. id say he was at a high 250 or low 260 pounds. i dont think LGB and Freeman losing wheight is a good thing because thats what made them so tough to bring them down. now defenders will have an easier time tackling them. but if it means they get less tierd over the course of the game and they become faster, maybe it will work in there favor.

  10. Thomas2.2 Says:

    I think Blount weighs in at:

    Second String.

  11. Andrew Says:

    Thomas 2.2 I think you weigh in as the biggest idiot and chump on this website. do us all a favor by not pro creating.

  12. Thomas2.2 Says:

    Way too late Andrew, there are a few t2.2 offspring running around, and to your surprise all perfectly well-adjusted great kids. All of their names end in 2.2.

  13. Andrew Says:

    Damn. well I feel sorry for them.

  14. raphael Says:

    your sister finally said she would marry you ?

  15. BigMacAttack Says:

    Joe, great picture selection. I’m a Big Blount Fan, my wife is even bigger. He is her favorite Buccaneer. Joe your support for him is about to pay off in Spades. I think we could possibly have 2 – 1000 yd backs this season. I just have a feeling because defenses will HAVE to respect Vincent Jackson or they’re going to get burned. I like how Nicks said if the opponent scores 70 pts, they’ll score 71, or something like that. Saint’s mentality, if you can’t stop them, out-score them.

  16. stevek Says:

    Go Thomas! Give her your 2.2 businass.

  17. Jessup Says:

    Last year I went to most of the open practices and I noticed that he looked to be the same height as guys that were listed as much taller than him. I asked him his true size via twitter and he responded 6’2″ 255lbs. He truly is a TE playing RB and it’s amazing he can do the things he does at his size.

  18. Fritz50 Says:

    “excited about our backfield this year…LGB will be better and an important cog in the wheel….but Muscle Hamster will start.”

    One has to wonder why you’re so invested in Martin being the starter. Really, as long as we trust Coach to be honest in his evaluations, we should want whoever’s best in training camp. I don’t care who starts, but I think Blount, at least, has a chance at the job.

  19. raphael Says:

    @Fritz ..I am a big Blount fan but i think Doug Martin is more of a all around back..

  20. David Says:

    so many have written this guy off and I just don’t get it. He has had an amazing start to his career. From what I have seen he CAN catch out of the backfield, it was just that the pitiful Raheem/Olsen offense didn’t use him. He may need improvement on the blitzes, but I think he and Martin are going to make a great duo.
    Smith will be the change of pace, but it seems to me Martin and Blount will be splitting time. Not sure why so many think he will be on the bench.

    Maybe many of you have not noticed but he was the best offensive weapon the past 2 years.

  21. Have A Nice Day Says:

    He was definitely bigger than 250 last year. I never trust those NFL.com weights. Not that any of that matters though.

  22. Drew Says:

    6′ 2″ @ 255 and he hurdles the way he does. Now that’s power and his name is Blount Trauma Force.

  23. Drew Says:

    With a Blount Trauma Force and Muscle Hamster in the backfield. Who cares who starts. Defenses won’t care who started, they’ll only care about the pain being inflicted on them by the Power Duo.

  24. TheTaylorPrice Says:

    They say more eyebrow raising moves could be made before the season starts… Could they be trying to sell Blount for a high draft pick? And still be able to pick a guy like Ryan Grant who while bringing a good veteran presence, can still be an asset spelling Martin in the backfield… I still think LGB can produce good numbers when getting less carries than Martin, he just has to really buy into being a true team player.

  25. Joe Says:


    Ryan Grant??? Why would the Bucs want a 29-year old has-been?

    There’s a reason why Grant (and Earnest Graham) are not signed.

    Joe has a simple rule of thumb: If Ted Thompson doesn’t want you, stay away (read: The Great Lumpkin).

    Not sure there are many teams out there willing to give up a high draft pick for Blount (or any running back). In Schiano’s offense, the Bucs will need a two-headed monster to run the ball otherwise one running back will get fried with 35-40 carries a game.

  26. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Joe…you know full well you made comment in a past article that we should go after grant.


    I think Blount stays and has a strong chance of starting over hamstrr during the first 4 games of the season. And I think it would be good for both of them.

  27. OAR Says:

    “Yeah, 220, 221. Whatever it takes.”
    Again, Martin or Blount? Blount or Martin? What a great quandary to have!
    Peterbilt Blount and Aston Martin will be tearing up the field!!

  28. OAR Says:

    Just keep them young ones AWAY from COMPUTERS and FOOTBALL!

  29. BucFan20 Says:

    Did not see 2.2 on the board when Martin fumbled the ball. TWICE in 1 day. But as usual put up a story on Blount and here he is. Ready to bash him again.