Re: Blount is a beast who runs a lot like Dillon
posted at 12/23/2013 4:42 PM EST
In response to ccsjl's comment:
In response to coolade2's comment:
In response to Fidd's comment:
He's really progressed as a player. He's a different player than what he was in Tampa. The media would call him a "power back" and I use to say he was a "power back" that didn't run with power. He has light, quick feet and I feel like he relied on them a little too much when he first came into the league. He was looking for the big run too much and ignored his obvious strengths. Which is hitting the hole with force as an north to south runner. Instead he was trying to make guys miss, as opposed to picking up 3-4 yards and wearing down a D. He's the type of back that gets better throughout a game and makes a D not want to tackle his 250lb body.
He's a great fit for this team and perfect compliment to the rest of the back's.
I like blount for his combination of size and shake which is rare... You don't want a big guy to be going sideways all the time but if he has that vision to see those cutback lanes (a la Dillon) then I'll take it...lol. Then he has surprising sneaky speed maybe due to longer strides... Probly not as fast as Dillon in his prime but I'm ccomparing them as Patriots so its young Blount vs older dillon.
Another comparison I like to make is Vereen to Thurman Thomas. Just for fun I googled their size comparison...
Vereen 5'10" , 205. Thurman Thomas... 5'10", 206 .... lol.
Blount 6'1" 241 Dillon 6'1" 225.
Also.. Both are from NW schools Oregon, Washington (resp.). Both had off-field issues. Blount's height varied from 6'2 in college to 6'0 with patriots and some at 6'1 so I took the average.
Antowain Smith 6'2" 232. I met Antowain and shook his hand when he came to Vermont with Kraft and the lombardi in 2002. He looked even bigger than that. (i'm 6'0 190)...lol. His neck was wider than his head I think... lol.
And watch SB 36 - Smith got hosed HE should have got MVP he had 92 yards rushing in that game....
right , I could see that but Brady was immense on that last drive . total team effort including D and vinnatieri. Great game , still makes me tear up when that ball goes through the uprights... "It's good....... IT'S GOOD.... " -GIL SANTOS