Let’s here it Eagles fan / fantasy football owners: PHEW! After reports surfaced yesterday that LaGarrette Blount was close to being cut, everyone with a stake in his future got a little nervous.
Someone needs to tell Merrill Reese that we don’t appreciate him causing mass havoc all over the internet by speculating that LaGarrette Blount wasn’t going to make the Eagle’s final roster. Maybe Merrill isn’t as much as an “NFL Insider” as he makes himself out to be.
I’ll admit I was nervous. I second guessed myself. But, I won’t make that mistake again. LaGarrette Blount is going to be a fantasy football powerhouse AGAIN this year.
“The guy is a beast of a runner. I don’t know what else to tell you. Eighteen touchdowns, 15 in the red zone last year, that’s the production. You saw yesterday [in joint practices] the style of running that he can do,” Pederson said.
Blount has had a quiet preseason to date. He has 17 yards on nine carries in limited action through two games. Pederson emphasized that the team’s focus has simply been on execution of certain looks rather than game planning.
“As coaches, we might be doing our players injustice by putting them in bad situations, I’m just going to be honest with you,” he added. “But you saw what he’s done these last couple days [in joint practices with the Miami Dolphins]. I’m excited he’s here, and he’s going to be a big part of our offense.”