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    LeGarrette Blount

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d...content_stream

    According to the article, Blount could be let go soon ... although he has baggage / issues, would he have any value here? I ask mainly because so many people here are worried about our RB situation with Greene.

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    Haven't heard this one in a while.

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    Who is the better puncher, Blount or Kraft?

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    not as good as what the Jets have


    and with more baggage than a 747

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    I would welcome the move...just cuz i want a green blount jersey.

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    According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Blount racked up $15,000 in fines for tardiness in his first two weeks in Tampa, prompting general manager Mark Dominik and former head coach Raheem Morris to force the rookie to hire a car service to wake him up and transport him for the three miles to One Buc Place.

    Stroud adds that Blount continued to rely upon the car service in 2011, but he occasionally caught up on his sleep in meeting rooms.
    Don't think this is the type of player the Jets need right now

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    Guy is an absolute beast of a runner but he is undoubtedly a headcase... They normally don't figure it out but it's always possible they wake up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsfan1983 View Post
    Guy is an absolute beast of a runner but he is undoubtedly a headcase... They normally don't figure it out but it's always possible they wake up a bit.
    Yup a beast running at the same per yard number as Greene, just for a lot fewer yardage last season.

    An absolute beast because he's on another team. A complete JAG if he were a Jets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Nut View Post
    Yup a beast running at the same per yard number as Greene, just for a lot fewer yardage last season.

    An absolute beast because he's on another team. A complete JAG if he were a Jets.
    Maybe because he had 65 less carries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    Maybe because he had 65 less carries.
    He said yards per carry. Blount was at 4.2 for 781 yards. Green was 4.2 for 1054 in 2011. Usually average increases with fewer yards carried. Blount had a nice year in 2010 however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by long island leprechaun View Post
    He said yards per carry. Blount was at 4.2 for 781 yards. Green was 4.2 for 1054 in 2011. Usually average increases with fewer yards carried. Blount had a nice year in 2010 however.
    Not the part I quoted he didn't.

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    Blount isn't the RB the Jets need. Him and Greene are not that different.

    Benjamin Tate is available from Houston at the right price, IMO. He is more of the type of RB that should start the games for the Jets, and then Greene could come in and wear the defenses down further, like the TJ/Greene combo of 2009. That's what we need.

    And a RT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    Not the part I quoted he didn't.
    See bolded part, which is included in your quote:

    Yup a beast running at the same per yard number as Greene, just for a lot fewer yardage last season.

    An absolute beast because he's on another team. A complete JAG if he were a Jets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by long island leprechaun View Post
    See bolded part, which is included in your quote:

    Yup a beast running at the same per yard number as Greene, just for a lot fewer yardage last season.

    An absolute beast because he's on another team. A complete JAG if he were a Jets.
    Exactly.

    Same per yard average...with a qualifier (for a lot fewer yardage).

    He missed the carries. That was my point. Why are we arguing something so obvious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    Exactly.

    Same per yard average...with a qualifier (for a lot fewer yardage).

    He missed the carries. That was my point. Why are we arguing something so obvious?
    I think you missed his point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by long island leprechaun View Post
    I think you missed his point.
    LOL. I think you're giving him way too much credit.

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    contrary to the apparent popular opinion I'd love to bring Blount in at the right price...He's young and talented...Worth the risk so long as the Jets aren't investing heavily in him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurkJetFan View Post
    contrary to the apparent popular opinion I'd love to bring Blount in at the right price...He's young and talented...Worth the risk so long as the Jets aren't investing heavily in him.
    He's definitely talented but could be a major head case.

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    His play on the field certainly doesn't back up these reports off of it.

    Guy's a tank and will run for over 1,000 yards a season with ease if given another opportunity to be the No.1 back. He'd immediately be the best back on the roster, due to Greene's lack of ability to get things going early on in the season. Imagine those two together? Bruises all over for the defense.

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    Personally, I've never seen the guy play.

    All I know is what I read.

    I'm not going to base an opinion solely on "stats" like some people seem to like to do. I like the eye test to go along with stats. But his stats aren't bad. Especially when you consider that Tampa Bay's OL is ranked in the 2nd half among NFL teams. Much worse than the Jets.

    But his wacky behavior in college combined with his needing a car service to get to practice throws up all sorts of red flags.

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