Blount: Dalvin Cook Legit

April 12th, 2017

Endorsed by a Bucs fan favorite.

A popular former Bucs running back is on board the Dalvin Cook train.

LeGarrette Blount, late of the Belicheats and formerly of the Bucs, who is currently a free agent, decided to cast his vote for the next top stud running back to hit the NFL.

That would be Dalvin Cook.

Last year’s NFL rushing touchdowns leader, if he were in the shoes of Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht, would likely do what it takes to make sure Cook is on the Tampa Bay roster in three weeks. Blount explained on Twitter.

@LG_Blount: @dalvincook gon be a dawg in this league watch

Now on top of this, remember that Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk also believes Cook is the real deal, not to mention Bucs starter Vernon Hargreaves, who faced him on the football field twice before.

So what if Licht might have to trade up to get him. You think there are any Dixie Chicks fans who wake up and frisbee their bowl of corn flakes across the kitchen because Atlanta traded up to draft Julio Jones?

63 Responses to “Blount: Dalvin Cook Legit”

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    Make Mixon a Buc
    Watch nosbos retire to incompetent Uncle Lovie’s basement wearing the jersey of the other team that drafts Cook

  2. Supersam Says:

    Read somewhere we’re reworking Doug Martins deal to keep him around, again just what I heard. If that’s true I don’t expect us to draft a running back before round 3

  3. Wausa Says:

    Doug Martin proved to be an unreliable awful back last year.
    The Bucs need to cut him.

    Dalvin Cook is going to be a great NFL back. We would be lucky to get him.

  4. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Really enjoyed seeing my boi on “GamsChangers” lastnight. I thought I would’ve seen a few other cats, guess they were a little tied up with they’re entourage’s. Down to earth Warriors just how we like’em. See you soon DC.

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Take what comes to us. If anything, if the picks above us play out right, maybe we can trade down 2 spots and pick up another 4th or 5th like last year.

    One scenario I would absolutely love would be this:

    1st pick – Running Back Dalvin Cook
    2nd pick – Safety Marcus Williams
    3rd Pick – Defensive End DeMarcus Walker
    4th Pick – Running Back James Conner
    5th Pick – Center Tyler Orlosky
    6th & 7th BPA

    That would address our biggest needs outside of Right Tackle, we would get Cook AND a power running back (at last).

    That would possibly be Licht’s best draft so far.

  6. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Okay Bonzai I don’t see a WR present in your list I’m wondering as to why??? So let me get this str8 we drafted VH3 defensive guy Noah Spence defensive guy Ryan Smith defensive guy Devonta Bond defensive guy and now should come back and have another defensive dominant draft??? I’m starting to get the picture. Y’all don’t want Fameis to shine. You just want him to help get the wins but not be given majority of the cred like other QBs are given. I gotcha. F@$! Ball We wanna put up 30.

  7. Pit Says:

    Do not trade up and please don’t draft Mixon. I rather keep Doug Martin then drafting That guy

  8. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Its a Dunn deal one way or the other. I’ve been saying I’m taking bets for weeks now.

  9. USFBUC Says:

    Cook will be good, he is one of the two RBs I am really interested in.

  10. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    And for those of you that call DC threads click bait, why do you bite it everyday???

  11. ZZBucs!!! Says:

    we need more offense weapons, we do not WR depth and no TE outside Brate!!!!

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    While working on my wishlist, I did some research on last year’s draft last week. I determined which of the draft grades were taken in each round, the range of draft grades, and the level of talent going into that draft available.

    Then I compared the grades to this year (going strictly by NFL. Com grades to keep the data uncorrupted). Learned some very interesting stuff.

    For example, the draft grades, on average, are lower this year. Last year there were 4 players with a 7+ rating. This year, there is only 1 player.

    In each round last year, there were only 1-3 players per round that the NFL ratings failed to predict what round they would go in each round (1-3 players fell a round). The rest were pretty spot on. I don’t know why this is…unless Mike Mayock helps with the rankings and he is even better than we know.

    But there was a formula to last year if you look deeply enough, and each pick, outside of those 1-3 exceptions per round, fit well into the formula in regard to draft rankings.

    I then applied it to this year’s rankings in order to help me determine what round certain rankings in this draft might be taken. It’s all guess work for now, as I won’t know if it works until after the draft, but it’s going to be fun finding out.

    Essentially, going strictly be the draft grades used on NFL.Com, the grades should play out like this:

    1st Round: 5.9 – 6.8 (plus the one 7.6)
    2nd Round: 5.7 – 5.9
    3rd Round: 5.5 – 5.7
    4th Round: 5.4 – 5.7
    5th Round: 5.3 – 5.4
    6th Round: 5.2 – 5.3
    7th Round: 5.1 – 5.2
    Leftovers: 4.8 – 5.2

    No I realize other websites have different grades, but do the research and I imagine they will play out essentially like this so far as grades taken each round last year (perhaps with different grade numbers).

    Interestingly, when the Bucs pick at 19, the grade most likely taken should be 6.2 (again, by NFL grades). That would put the following good players at or around our pick:

    DE Taco Charlton (6.3)
    DE Takkarist McKinley (6.2)
    DE Derek Barnett (6.1)

    Pure coincidence that they are the same position. (and yes, I know other websites have them graded differently. NFL has proven out to be more accurate in the past, with few exceptions).

  13. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Welp that settle’s it 2 of 3 writers vote DC over mccaffery in a debate about who would be the better fit for the Bucs found on

  14. DBrad67 Says:

    No more guessing no more assuming it’ll all play out on 27 April

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I really like Derek Barnett, so if he is there I would be hard pressed not to want him, but I can see waiting until 3rd round for a DE.

  16. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Exclusive sneak peak for tomorrows Cook article.

    Joe’s grocery bagger really likes Cook.

  17. Steve from Oregon Says:

    Exactly Blake…turning into a cut and paste site. No original material

  18. USFBUC Says:

    Bonzai thank you for taking the time to do some research and present what you found.

  19. DB55 Says:


    Let me get this off my chest. The other day I criticize Licht and you defended him. I still haven’t gotten over that. Like wtf?

    As for RB sign and draft them all. If after all this talk Rodgers starts week 1 I’ll be very very disappointed.

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Oh, another interesting tidbit I learned from last year…there were a record number of rookies injured during the nfl season.

  21. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    They’ve taken the bait again. Look man if you poll NFL players about who they are looking forward to seeing play in the NFL from players entering this draft. I bet Dalvin would win.. Warrick Dunn just as much the other day.

  22. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    People can’t wait to see him do his thang. Only detractors of this phenomenal talent are located here on jbf. And again us 1000+ out number y’all.

  23. DallasBuc Says:

    DB55- you sure that was me? I must have had a legit reason for doing so if I did!
    I almost don’t care who totes the rock as long as it is done in a dominant and ruthless fashion where we score lots of points and start winning some meaningful football games around here. The biggest reason I don’t want to draft Cook is just to see nosbos self immolate!

  24. Steven007 Says:

    Ironically NOS, a good showing on Game Changers as well as other recent positive pub doesn’t bode well for Cook landing here for obvious reasons. Either the Jags or Panthers (possibly Colts) will likely grab him. Oh, and don’t forget to see my educational research laden post on the other thread you challenged me on.

  25. CalBucsFan Says:

    Hey, can anybody remind me why the Bucs let Blount get away because he IS the exact type of runner the Bucs have needed ever since he left!

  26. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    You into gambling 007???

  27. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    A good showing on “GameChangers” Really dude???

  28. Joeypoppems Says:

    I just don’t understand the trade up for Cook talk and the comparisons to trading up for Julio Jones.

    That 2011 WR class was a terrible with 2 studs (Julio and AJ Green). In that class if you wanted a stud WR you had no choice but to trade up. Then factor in the importance of the WR position.

    Here we are with the 2017 RB class. A class that all the experts seem to agree that it is one of the deepest RB classes ever. It wouldnt shock me at all if there were some undrafted RBs this year who have success. Then factor in how undervalued RBs are in today’s NFL. They will naturally fall.

    Sure, RB is a big need. It isnt the only need tho, so why give up picks? If the experts are right about the depth of this class, why not take advantage of that?

    Julio Jones and AJ Green were the only #1 WRs in 2011. Fournette and Cook are not the only feature backs in this draft class.

  29. rrsrq Says:

    I said this weeks ago, unless this guy is Julio Jones impactful, you do not trade up. But if the Bucs brass feel he is that gut, I guess they will and we better be a perennial playoff team

  30. Steven007 Says:

    Sorry NOS, two anonymous posters placing a vapor “bet” on a football blog sounds ultra queer. That’s not how I roll, not that there’s anything wrong with that of course. I don’t judge. Anyway, lost in this silliness is the fact that I’ve repeated here many times already, that I like Cook. I just don’t think he’s there for us at 19 for one of the many reasons stated and restated by many including me. If he IS there at 19 depending on who else might be there also given our various needs, I would consider taking him. I’m not a hater. But I’m also not a nut hugger.

  31. Mike Johnson Says:

    Bring Blount back as a fullback or 3rd down back. He’ll take 1.5 mil a yr. Cheap investment.

  32. Joe Says:

    no TE outside Brate!!!!

    There’s about 25 teams that are envious.

    Only (a few) Bucs fans aren’t satisfied with a guy who led the NFL in touchdowns for tight ends. smh

  33. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Bro it ain’t that serious you believe one I believe another. I usually end the chatter by asking if the other person if they wanna bet a lil something to settle it or end the chatter about the up coming event ot issue.

  34. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Get them queer thoughts out ya head bro.

  35. Steven007 Says:

    Ha, I’ll trust you on that one NOS; it’s all good, as the kids say. Ah, I love the smell of melodrama in a football blog in the morning. Smells like….victory. Anyway, back to work. Gotta save lives.

  36. Bucsfanman Says:

    Good research Bonzai! I’m all in for…….drum roll please…….BEST PLAYER AVAILABLE!!!!!!!!
    But seriously if any of those 3 DEs are on the board and Nole’s boy is long gone, as I suspect, I would have no issue drafting one of those.
    Sorry Nole! I still think he’s gone off the board before us. That’s just my opinion. I’d love to see him in pewter but don’t think it’s going to happen.

  37. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Now Blount is a scout scary lmao

  38. uckinator Says:


  39. Capt.Tim Says:

    Joe, still not grasping that 2 TE set concept?
    You know, the one that both Jameis and Koetter said they want to run?

    We will be a pass first team.
    No matter what the intent may be.

    Cook isnt fast, by NFL standards. Or big. And he has bad Shoulders, and that aint good.
    Rumor had it, once his intangibles were added up, that his stock is dropping.
    Some mocks have dropped him into the Second round.

    Draft a big healthy back, in the 3rd round. Hunt, Mack, Perine all will be bell cow backs.
    Focus our picks on pass rushers and pass catchers

  40. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Focus our picks on pass rushers and pass catchers??? We spent last years draft picking defensive players. The window begins opening now. These pieces will be expected to produce right now. We are not in developmental phase which most DEs require. WR selected in the first should future number 1’s not role player 2’s.

  41. Buc1987 Says:

    lol Dallas

    Capt. might be right.

  42. Redtop Says:

    I would love cook jus don’t see him being there so to me I think it comes down to njokui and taco because i don’t think Barnett will be Ava as well i have total trust in Jason an no matter what we do I will be happy as in whoever they pick we will be a better team after the draft idc if we trade up to get cook or trade down to get more picks or stay put as I’ve said I trust in Jason L I think actually I know they have a plan set in place or serveral plans set in place in whatever way the draft falls to them round 1 is going to be cook , nkjoui , or if a de falls round 2 is goin to be wr think Godwin, zay jones, samuels, maybe juju smith , round 3 will be rb if cook is not there in 1st foreman, joe Williams, Mack, mixon honestly our 1st three rounds could all come away starters yr 1 an I’d be happy with any way it fell if this happens in Litch we trusts bucs baby let’s go can’t wait

  43. Redtop Says:

    Also if you look back to last yr in Hargreaves an grimes an ayers n spence u can think maybe we go Wr an S yr 1 an 2 for last yr worked out pretty good following that method in that case u think Ross , Davis in first if there or Godwin say jones in 2nd and obi and Budda 1 or 2nd honestly I can’t wait until the draft

  44. Mo_Downs Says:

    My Madden 17 Bucs are going to have very few upgrades.

    * TE?
    Both of my choices will be gone by the time we pick.

    * WR?
    Only a few 4.4 guys..who can: a) get a clean release, b) get separation, c) catch and d) RAC. We don’t need to draft any more WR/ST guys. We have a whole slew of these guys at the bottom of the roster and on the taxi squad

    * SS/FS? No Obi = no deals. Pre-Draft Hype won’t stop Julio Jones, et al
    It’s the MATCHUPS, Stupid..!!

    Anyone besides me look at the Bucs 17′ schedule?

    Oh brother, we better draft to respond to our schedule opponants and another chance for the Bucs to “COUCH POTATO” during the playoffs.

    Based on the roster deficiencies of last season: OL, DL, FS/SS, PERIOD.

    It ain’t sexy but it will win you a bunch of 1-score games.
    Build up the trenches and even our marginal talent (Simms, et al) at RB can put up the drive-extending numbers and stay healthy through the season and playoffs.

    Getting stuffed on 1st and goal at the 1-yrd line is NOT PROGRESS..Period.

    Go Bucs..!!

  45. JJ Says:

    Mo- that last statement tells it all- Koetter needs to not be so predictable on 1st and goal from the one or 4th and 1 from anywhere. Playaction on occasion will work- big back or not. If no Cook or McC, I agree 1000% O-Line in round 1 unless M Williams or Howard somehow slip.

  46. Broy34 Says:

    Who actually thinks we have a window closing 😂😂 we have a franchise quarterback and McCoy isn’t thirty. U can replace a dt with one pick. Lavonte played bad we win 9 games. Evans is young Kwon is young jameis is 23. Franchise quarterbacks equal long term success. Dumb people been saying patriots window been closing for a decade. Winston will be fine when he’s 35.. in 11 years. Some of you are just oblivious

  47. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Cpt Tim
    Idk where u get the notion that Mack will be a bell cow. He is the same type of runner as Sims. Perine I can get down with in the 3rd, but the biggest sleeper rb in this draft is Brian Hill. This guy could be the next David Johnson.

  48. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    What do u people not understand about this o line class being TRASH? Some of these guys that will go in the 1st this year would be 3rd round picks in other drafts. Why waste capital on a garbage lineman this year when it’s not worth it?

  49. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Welcome back 34. Kinda hard to stay away ain’t it.. LB know what time it is. “Gone be a dawg on the league” and that’s stating it mildly.

  50. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Its like everytime you look up a player or former player singing his praises. I wonder what makes a few jbf’ers so qualified to say otherwise???

  51. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “Joe Says:
    April 12th, 2017 at 10:42 am
    no TE outside Brate!!!!

    There’s about 25 teams that are envious.

    Only (a few) Bucs fans aren’t satisfied with a guy who led the NFL in touchdowns for tight ends. smh”

    I doubt 25 teams would trade their TE situation for ours… It might be that 25 teams wouldn’t trade their TE for Barte actually… let’s just look at them all:

    Panthers-Greg Olsen >>>
    Atl-Jacob Tamme so probably yea
    NO-Coby Fleener/Josh hill – so yea

    Pats – Gronk / Allen >>>>
    Phins – Julius Thomas/Anthony Fasano>
    Bills – Charles Clay/Nick O’leary>>
    JEts – ?? yeah they’d want Brate

    Cowboys – Witten>
    Eagles – Zach Ertz/Brent Celek>
    Giants – ? yeah they’d want Brate
    Redskins – Jordan Reed/Vernon Davis>>

    Ravens – Maxx Williams / Ben Watson / Dennis PItta >
    Bengals – Tyler Eifert>>
    Browns – Gary Barnbridge (debatable as his recent best season was better than Brate’s best)
    Steelers – Ladarius Green/Jesse Games – they probably take brate

    Bears – zach miller looks like potential stud so likely no dice
    Lions – eric ebron>>
    Packers – martellus bennet>>
    Vikings – Kyle rudolph>

    Texans – ‘ll give it o Brate
    Colts – give to brate
    Titans – Delanie Walker >>
    Jags – give to brate

    Cardinals/49ers/Rams – give to brate

    Seahawks – Graham >>

    So I count like 10 TEs that Brate would be an upgrade over in the NFL.

    The TD argument means really nothing to me. You gonna tell me you’d rather have Brate than Jimmy Graham because he scored a few more TDs lol?

    Brate was 14th in the NFL in yardage and about the 15th most targeted TE – those stats are a better indicator of the type of success he had.

  52. Dave Says:

    I do not like first round running backs and I definitely do not like trading up. If he can be dynamic and touch the ball 20 times a game, then it may be worth it.
    In the first four rounds they need another Olineman, DLineman, WR and DB in no particular order.
    I guess Cook would take away a need for drafting a WR high and they could add a little depth from FA still

  53. Buc1987 Says:

    Mike Evans GOAT…I’ve been talking about the lack of o-line talent in this draft too. No one seems to care.

  54. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    What about when Mooch asked him who he patterns his game. After he said a “healthy Jamaal Charles”. Heard that anywhere before..

  55. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “Buc1987 Says:
    April 12th, 2017 at 4:12 pm
    Mike Evans GOAT…I’ve been talking about the lack of o-line talent in this draft too. No one seems to care.”

    I do ! It’s why I say F*ck the O-line this draft lol

    Plus our O-line so damn young and it’s a developmental position…meaning the entire line could take a step forward and it wouldn’t be crazy. I’d rather see what the line looks like after we’ve shuffled it and put the best 5 we can out there; and at that point we can identify an obvious weakness because there is no consensus on our weakest position anywhere I can tell… C / RT imo but others disagree

    Donavon Smith – 23 years old entering 3rd year
    Ali Marpet – 23 years old entering 3rd year
    Kevin Pamphile – 26 years old entering 4th year
    Caleb Benecoch – 22 years old entering 2nd year
    JR Sweezy – 28 years old and a big ? but if healthy should be able to play well

    Not to mention:
    Leonard Wester – 24 year old backup OT entering 2nd year – better than Godster freaking Cherlius I’d think
    Ben Godschalk – 25 year old who did ok at C last year

    And then we have guys like Evan Smith & Hawley as proven depth who can step in and do OK.

    There is no guarentee that any rookie would come in and be better than the developing guys we have – at least not based on most the scouts

    In this draft I want RB/WR/TE/DE/S and probably in that order of preference but I want those 5 positions hit somehow; and especially RB/WR/TE for the sake of our savior. Also a deep group of CBs so I have no problem going that route… I’d say our nickle CBs aren’t much better than our Safeties

  56. Mo_Downs Says:

    Cook is one more shoulder injury from bagging at Walmart.
    Any of the other “medical miracles” RB’s are not worth the Bucs’ selection and can only promise more tub time than field time.

    A few years ago I recall the Bears took an OT in the first round (based on past performance) who was still recovering from a post-college “major” knee surgery. Man, that was painful to watch. Eventually, he was cut after never regaining even a shadow of his former college performance.

    I beseech you all to recognize the reality of major surgery and the number of broken bodies in this years draft. The REAL make-up of our team a full compliment of quality “starting” receivers and the reality of drafting for a spread-type offense requires the QB be upright (more often than not) and holes opened for our “fragile” RB’s to keep defenses honest.

    While it may be true that there are no superstar OL(?) in this draft; did all the RB’s being considered in the 1st RD play 11 on 1 to rack up those yards?
    Of course not. So, there are at least replacement level, or better, OL in the draft.
    Everyone on our current OL, other than the pro-bowler at RT is, if we’re being honest, instantly replaceable.

    That’s it, that’s all.

    Oh, just in case you forgot: Joe Mixon will be on the cover of Madden 19.
    I would prefer that he be in a Bucs uniform when that happens.

  57. Steven007 Says:

    Good post Mo. Past injuries matter and they are generally the best predictor of future injuries in the same area. You have the occasional anomaly like McGahee, but even he was a shell of his former self.

  58. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Mo – Cook’s shoulder surgery was BEFORE last season and didn’t cause him to miss any time at all or suffer at all in his play. I don’t think he’s missed any time in general at FSU for a shoulder injury period. And he never shied from contact because of it and never seem to even wince from any upper body hits.

    Adrian Peterson had way more injury concerns in college that effected him for 3 seasons (dislocated left shoulder, high ankle sprain, and broken right clavicle). He re-injured his shoulder throughout the 2004 season; dealt with the ankle all of 2015; and missed 7 games in 2016 for the clavicle. Still went very high in the draft and his injuries were WAY worse

  59. macabee Says:

    Dalvin Cook is on his way to have tea and crumpets with Jason Licht now!

    Ian Rapoport‏Verified account @RapSheet 17m17 minutes ago

    #FloridaSt RB Dalvin Cook is flying down to Tampa to visit the #Bucs, source said. They continue to explore options at that position.

  60. Buc1987 Says:

    Wow macabee!

    Any word that NOS is picking him up at the airport?

  61. Mo_Downs Says:


    Agreed…about AP. And, you can add The Incredible Hulk to that list.
    AP is an ANOMALY. Or, in the vernacular of the streets: He Ain’t human.”

    I just hope the other teams in the NFC-South adapt your “Draft The Best Future RB based on ignoring a multitude of surgical scars”, strategy.

    The Bears, IMHO, never recovered from that recent 1st Rd Bust.

    Jus Sayin’


    Joe Mixon will be on the Cover of Madden 19….Bank on it.

  62. Mike S. Says:

    Dalvin Cook Legit-imitely has a history of shoulder problems – including surgery.

  63. Mo_Downs Says:

    If I’m building a wall, I don’t use cracked bricks.

    My biggest fear is that the Bucs will draft based on marquee (regional appeal) potential and minimize the potential for productive longevity.

    Yeah, I looking at you Dirk Light.

    Rd 1) Miami TE, or, if the FO has the balls, Joe Mixon
    Rd 2) SS Obi “Won Kinobi”….Jedi SS and matchup nightmare for Julio “Darth TD” Jones
    Rd 3 ~ end of draft) BPA (OL, SLB, WR(?), DL)

    Did I mention Joe Mixon…???

    Look, all jokes aside, I’d be satisfied if the Bucs drafted BPA OL/DL/DB/LB.

    We now have Asst.Coach “WR Whisperer” on the staff who turned ME13 into a full blown Jedi. So, maybe he’ll spend a little more practice/classroom time with the REST of the WR’s, PLEASE..!!

    Kwanzilla should accompany the FO to the draft in the spirit of: “It takes one to know one”.

    Hey, why not..!!

    Go Bucs…!!!


    If any of our NFCS opponents draft Joe Mixon before we do..Bucs fans will feel like they got PLAYED by the media and some of the owners who CLEARLY have BLACKBALLED this young man and COLLUDED to minimize his earning potential.