LeGarrette Blount not bothered by diminishing role
LeGarrette Blount’s role with the Philadelphia Eagles has been greatly diminishing over the past month, but the veteran running back does not seem bothered by it.
The eighth-year back is acting like a consummate professional by focusing on the team while his personal stats and activity drop off.
“It’s just something you can’t be frustrated and you can’t be mad about when you’re 12-2,” Blount said this week via Pennlive.com. “When you’ve won 12 games and only lost two, there’s nothing to argue about. Whatever we’re doing that’s making it work, we’re going to continue to do it, whether you’re a part of it or not, whether you’re getting the ball a lot or not.”
Blount has been the focus of questions about his role on the team since training camp. There were rumors that he was on the roster bubble, but he made the active roster. He even saw a big boost in action after Darren Sproles’ injury and performed quite well. But after the team acquired Jay Ajayi at the trade deadline, his carries decreased.
Blount has not received more than eight carries in any of the Eagles’ last three games. He has not rushed for more than 26 yards in any of the last three games. As long as the team keeps winning, it sounds like he won’t be complaining.