LeGarrette Blount deflects questions after going without a carry
LeGarrette Blount remained a good soldier despite going without a carry for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
Blount only had one touch — a reception that went for no yards — and no carries in the Eagles’ 27-20 loss to the Chiefs. After the game, he was asked about his lack of carries. Blount maintained a good team attitude and deflected all questions. He kept saying that his lack of carries was a result of the way the game went.
LeGarrette Blount says he cant remember last time he didnt get any carries
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“You can’t really argue with a future Hall of Famer being in front of you,” Blount said of Darren Sproles leading the team with 10 carries for 48 yards.
Blount also said that any questions about his future role with the team were best directed to head coach Doug Pederson.
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Blount’s answers are reflective of the situation. The Eagles only ran the ball 13 times not including rushes by quarterback Carson Wentz. Blount is more of a short-yardage and goal-line back for Philly, so they just had few reasons to call his number. But given their lack of production on the ground, they may want to reconsider their strategy.
Questions about Blount’s role with the team are nothing new; we saw this all throughout the preseason and really shouldn’t be surprised.