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listopencil
04-26-2010, 11:07 AM
"Former Oregon running back and undrafted free agent LeGarrette Blount has agreed to contract terms with the Tennessee Titans, spurning the San Francisco 49ers, a team official confirmed on Monday morning."

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5136311&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines

This is the kid that punched an opposing player and was suspended for it.

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Doggcow
04-26-2010, 11:08 AM
Oh well. I didn't want him anyway.

I feel completely secure with Moreno anyway.

broncocalijohn
04-26-2010, 11:08 AM
So he is already a complete a hole for bailing out on the promised contract of the 49ers. Hope he is nowhere near the starting spot on that team.

listopencil
04-26-2010, 11:09 AM
And that's why he didn't get drafted.

OBF1
04-26-2010, 11:23 AM
If he was that good to begin with, someone would have taken a chance on the kid. If you saw him play after his suspension you know why he was undrafted.

Rohirrim
04-26-2010, 11:26 AM
So the Titans get rid of Lendale and then bring in Blount? ???

RaiderH8r
04-26-2010, 11:28 AM
Usually I'm high on Fisher but this Blount guy is a douche. On the other hand Fisher drafted a UM WR, Marc Mariani.

listopencil
04-26-2010, 11:32 AM
If he was that good to begin with, someone would have taken a chance on the kid. If you saw him play after his suspension you know why he was undrafted.

I saw him play before the suspension. The kid was a decent Running Back. I don't know about afterward.

bronco militia
04-26-2010, 11:38 AM
http://soonerpsycho.com/spfarksandpics/oregonpunchout.jpg

✡✡ JOSHUA ✡✡
04-26-2010, 11:47 AM
If he was that good to begin with, someone would have taken a chance on the kid. If you saw him play after his suspension you know why he was undrafted.

Blount was a fringe NFL RB to begin with because of his lack of speed and agility, but I think he helped his cause after his suspension.

After he was reinstated, Blount scored a TD in the Rose Bowl and the Senior Bowl. Chip Kelly and his staff did everything in their power to salvage his career, Blount took advantage of it and it still wasn't enough for him to get his name called on draft day.

listopencil
04-26-2010, 12:05 PM
Blount was a fringe NFL RB to begin with because of his lack of speed and agility, but I think he helped his cause after his suspension.

After he was reinstated, Blount scored a TD in the Rose Bowl and the Senior Bowl. Chip Kelly and his staff did everything in their power to salvage his career, Blount took advantage of it and it still wasn't enough for him to get his name called on draft day.

Are those your dogs in your avatar?

theAPAOps5
04-26-2010, 12:11 PM
http://soonerpsycho.com/spfarksandpics/oregonpunchout.jpg

THAT. IS. AWESOME

It just needs the 8-bit sound effects when he does his little fist pump!

elsid13
04-26-2010, 12:20 PM
Blount was a fringe NFL RB to begin with because of his lack of speed and agility, but I think he helped his cause after his suspension.

After he was reinstated, Blount scored a TD in the Rose Bowl and the Senior Bowl. Chip Kelly and his staff did everything in their power to salvage his career, Blount took advantage of it and it still wasn't enough for him to get his name called on draft day.

Blount wasn't a fringe player. He was solid 2nd rounder, with both speed and agility to play in NFL.

✡✡ JOSHUA ✡✡
04-26-2010, 12:29 PM
Blount wasn't a fringe player. He was solid 2nd rounder, with both speed and agility to play in NFL.

If he was second round quality, why did he stay until his senior year then? Outside of an extreme case like C.J. Spiller, RBs tend to get out of school when their value is high.

rbackfactory80
04-26-2010, 12:35 PM
No one wanted to give him a contract. Let him fight it out, pay him the minimum and he will make the team. Looked like a good player to me.

listopencil
04-26-2010, 01:26 PM
If he was second round quality, why did he stay until his senior year then? Outside of an extreme case like C.J. Spiller, RBs tend to get out of school when their value is high.

He spent two years playing at a community college, then one full year at Oregon. "The Punch" happened after the first game of the next (2009) season and he was suspended for that entire season. He was later reinstated by the PAC-10 on Nov 14, 2009 at the request of Oregon and played through the rest of the 2009 season.

It's important to note that he had character problems throughout 2008 when he played for Oregon. He "clashed" with the current coach and was suspended for one quarter of a game, and suspended indefinitely as of February 10, 2009- AFTER the 2008 season. He was later reinstated by the new Oregon Head Coach for the 2009 season.

So there you have it. It wasn't his ability that lowered his value. It was his character. I grabbed this info off of his wiki page. There is a lot more info available if you want to look it over:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeGarrette_Blount

✡✡ JOSHUA ✡✡
04-26-2010, 02:14 PM
He spent two years playing at a community college, then one full year at Oregon. "The Punch" happened after the first game of the next (2009) season and he was suspended for that entire season. He was later reinstated by the PAC-10 on Nov 14, 2009 at the request of Oregon and played through the rest of the 2009 season.

It's important to note that he had character problems throughout 2008 when he played for Oregon. He "clashed" with the current coach and was suspended for one quarter of a game, and suspended indefinitely as of February 10, 2009- AFTER the 2008 season. He was later reinstated by the new Oregon Head Coach for the 2009 season.

So there you have it. It wasn't his ability that lowered his value. It was his character. I grabbed this info off of his wiki page. There is a lot more info available if you want to look it over:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeGarrette_Blount

Show me a reputable talent evaluator who gives Blount a second round grade on tools alone and I will believe it.

listopencil
04-26-2010, 02:24 PM
Show me a reputable talent evaluator who gives Blount a second round grade on tools alone and I will believe it.

And how is that even possible?

listopencil
04-26-2010, 02:35 PM
Probably the best you are going to find is something like this:

"As the repercussions unfold for Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount following his punch-throwing after the Ducks' game (http://www.sportingnews.com/college-football/article/2009-09-04/draft-expert-says-oregon-s-blount-now-undraftable#) against Boise State, Blount went from a second- or third-round NFL draft pick to "undraftable," an NFL scout told ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay."

http://www.sportingnews.com/college-football/article/2009-09-04/draft-expert-says-oregon-s-blount-now-undraftable

You can't rate draftees by round "on tools alone" because that's not how they are drafted. No reputable scout is going to do that, the best you are going to find is some op-ed piece with an unnamed scout as a source.

Bronco Yoda
04-26-2010, 02:41 PM
This player had problems way before 'the punch'. Good luck with this one Titans.