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Will the Green Bay Packers Swipe LeGarrette Blount If Released?
Saturday, 04 August 2012 22:00 | Written by Chris Carter
Few teams have problems at running back like the Green Bay Packers. While never really active in free agency they might find an answer not too long off if LeGarrette Blount can't survive the offseason cuts.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers leaning towards Doug Martin over Blount
Based on talent along LeGarrette Blount is a gifted running back. Not only is he big and powerful but also agile and quick. There's no question the starting job is his if he were just another hardworking pro. Based on the offseason moves by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he clearly isn't. Blount has a history of not being able to control his temper, often punching other players during games. According to sources he also suffers from lack of interest. Since getting drafted he was often tardy for practice and even fell asleep during team meetings. Tampa Bay made it clear they were not swallowing that pill anymore when they drafted Boise State running back Doug Martin in the first round. Coaches already see Martin as the eventual starter. Not only that but they also don't see Blount sticking on the roster unless he improves his habits. Otherwise he'll have to find a new home.
Aaron Rodgers thinks Packers don't need an NFL running game
The common saying among the masses who follow trends in the NFL is that the game has leaned more and more towards passing offenses. For the Green Bay Packers, having arguably the best quarterback in the NFL in MVP Aaron Rodgers makes it easy to understand why throwing wins out over running the ball. Green Bay went 15-1 during the regular season last year with the best passingoffense in the league. Rodgers threw 46 touchdown passes. Why would they want to curtail that for a ground game? Some would argue that one-dimensional style hurt them in the playoffs when the New York Giants humiliated them at Lambeau Field by the score of 37-20. The Giants defense was able to attack Rodgers enough to force mistakes. Errors which Eli Manning and the New York offense exploited. Conversely, when the Packers won the Super Bowl in 2010 they averaged 100-yards per game and kept their defense fresh enough to attack opposing offenses. Running backs don't rule the league anymore but they are still very important to team success. That's why the Packers could have interest in Blount. For all his faults the young man runs hard and tough. Adding him will keep defenses honest and pass rushers off Rodgers.
Doug Martin has no NFL history of blowups or loafing. That's why he should replace LeGarrette Blount on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If Blount gets released, he should look to Green Bay for his new home, whether Aaron Rodgers likes it or not.