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Patriots Quotes 2/10: LeGarrette Blount on NFL AM

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount gives an interview on NFL Network's 'NFL AM' show on Tuesday, February 10, 2015.


Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount on NFL Network's NFL AM**

On what made him want to get out of Pittsburgh:
"It wasn't the fact that I necessarily wanted to get out or I didn't like it there. Things didn't work out as planned."

On what happened with the Steelers:
"It just didn't work out. I wanted the ball more – I didn't get the ball more. So we decided to go our separate ways."

On if he feels he is unjustly viewed in a negative way:
"Yeah. It sucks too because like you said, a lot people know me personally in this league; Prime [Deion Sanders], all my ex-teammates. A lot of guys know me personally and they know what kind of person I am. I get along with everybody. I don't have any beef with anybody. I got a bad rap coming out of college and it stuck with me."


On if he thought the Seattle Seahawks were going to give the ball to Marshawn Lynch:*
"I knew they were giving it to Lynch. There was no doubt in my mind that they were going to give it to Marshawn. I feel like our defense kind of felt the same way, so I felt like if they did give it to him we were going to stop him."

On playing against the Seahawks defense:
"They're good. Not to take anything away from them, they're a really good defense. But like I said, I'm not afraid to run the football against anybody. I'm a big running back, I'm a big physical guy...Before we got down, I feel like I had some really good runs; I had some nice positive runs out there, some nice physical downhill runs. They had a couple of guys that were down and that were injured; [Richard] Sherman was hurt pretty much, Kam Chancellor was hurt, Earl Thomas was hurt. I want to go out and dish out punishment to those guys too."

On Trent Richardson:
"He's still a young buck. He's still young. I feel like he's a real good running back still too. I feel like he'll sooner or later figure it out, but I feel like when I watch him play I just think he has to be just a little bit more decisive. He's a bigger kid than what most people think and he's strong; you look at his legs, just look at how he's built. As long as he just finds that little crease and knows that this is not Alabama and you don't have the big open holes like you had at Alabama and you find those little creases and you get downhill and you get into them, he'll be a problem on the second and third level for a lot of teams."

On Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin:
"I know they're both Super Bowl-winning coaches, but one coach has won a few more than the other. I like Mike T. I connected with him real well. Before I signed there, I connected with him real well. When I was coming out in the draft, I talked to him and while I was there I connected with him real well. I like him a lot. But Bill [Belichick], just like a running back my size is a different breed of athlete for the running back position, Bill is a different breed of coach in that position."

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