LeGarrette Blount is on the Wentz Wagon! Philly’s newest Blount professed his love (or like) for our fair-haired ginger yesterday during his introductory press conference. My good buddy Brandon Lee Gowton has the full transcript here with Blount’s comments on Wentz front and center:
“He’s a really talented player,” said Blount. “Obviously he’s one of the better quarterbacks of his draft class and generation. I think he has the potential to be a really special player. He has all the tools that’s needed and the grind that’s needed and the mindset to maximize his abilities if he just continues to work hard.”
LeGarrette knows just what to say to give me the warm and fuzzies. I couldn’t be happier about his signing. I love that he’s on the Wentz Wagon; his bruising style of running; his habit of finding himself in the end zone; and the fact that he’s exactly what this team needed. But most importantly, his name is Blount. He’s a Philly effing Blount. That is just too much fun to handle. Big time shout out to Howie and the crew for another savvy addition — on another one-year-deal no less! Plus, it’s one more piece of weaponry for Wentz to have in his arsenal. A guy who, in theory, should help take some pressure off the kid. How could anyone complain about that? Welp, they have. I’ve heard it with mine own two ears. The biggest complaint I’ve heard is something to the effect of “Bill Belichick let him go so he must suck.” Guess what, that’s a stupid f*cking argument. It just is. Blount makes sense for this team and he’s costing them a very reasonable sum of money for only one season. If you can’t get down with that, you’re just a hater. Sorry not sorry. Anyhoo, now that I’ve alienated anyone who disagrees with me, let’s keep this Blount smokin’. But first…
Is the #WentzWagon still a thing? I clearly think it is since I put it in the title of this piece – but I also realize that I don’t hear people say it much anymore. Is that just because it’s the offseason? Or have we pivoted away from it and no one told me? Someone, please, hook a brother up. I don’t want to sound anymore like an idiot than I already do – if that’s even possible. Thanks in advance. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Speaking of Wentz, ESPN.com put together their “QB Confidence Index” with Wentz in the bottom half of the rankings. Before you start typing the hate mail, read what they say about him – it’s far more positive than negative. They just seem to be big time sticklers about differentiating between “confidence” and “optimism.” The lesson: don’t ever read anything. Just kidding. There’s no lesson. It’s just a stupid sports article. Chill out y’all.
Back to Blount, I only have one tiny issue with him – he took a needless shot at the Sixers. Was the shot funny? Yeah, it was. But that doesn’t make it ok. You’re in Philly now LeGarrette, get with The Process.
Jack Fritz is happy about the Blount signing as well, but he’s not going to take this Sixers slight lightly. Jack will not suffer any fools when it comes to the Sixers. Just letting you all know in advance.
Here’s something that will make everyone happy: Alshon Jeffery has “made a great early impression on the Philly coaches.” To that I say, F*CK YES!!! LET’S GO BITCHES!!! WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!
Sorry for yelling, you guys. I just get a little too excited sometimes. One last note before we limp to the finish line – the Charles Walker era is over in Philly. He will go down as the person who Eagles fans got most excited about but lasted the shortest amount time. I don’t even know who’s second. Or if that even makes any sense. Honestly, who the eff cares. Let’s round this shit out like we like to do — Twitter Time:
How much confidence do you have in your team’s QB situation?https://t.co/Y6y7op44Dx
— ESPN (@espn) May 18, 2017
Confidence or optimism? Either way, more than you.
Welcome to Philly @LG_Blount Fly Eagles Fly!!!
— Alshon Jeffery (@TheWorldof_AJ) May 17, 2017
If I had to bet on the two Eagles who’ll end the 2017 season with the most touchdowns, I’d bet on these two. Fwiw.
LeGarrette Blount said he thinks the Eagles are definitely trying to win now.
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) May 18, 2017
The Eagles’ cornerbacks disagree with you, LeGarrette.
So Rams and Chargers now will have to wait one more year, until 2020, to open LA’s football stadium.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2017
— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) May 18, 2017
Goff Burn! Omg now I’m dying for this to happen. In case you didn’t know, the Rams selected Jared Goff ahead of Carson Wentz. That’s why this is funny. Sorry, I had to explain the joke in case Jared Goff is reading this, he’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. But he’s definitely a tool! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself there. I’ll try to do better moving forward.
The Chargers, one of the worst franchises in sports, will spend its first three years as L.A.’s second team in a 27,0000-seat soccer stadium
— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) May 18, 2017
I actually think this is going to be amazing. Football in that small a venue sounds, for lack of a better word, awesome. But yeah, the Chargers are most definitely a shitty franchise. Can’t argue there.
I’m in https://t.co/tR7siPWZ25
— GJ Kinne (@GJKinne) May 19, 2017
This may be the greatest thing that’s ever happened. Followed closely by this:
Ladies and gentlemen, you’re newest Eagles running back! You didn’t think I’d leave without putting that jawn up there, did ya? Nah. You knew I had to. I mean, he knocks the dude out cold. Out f*cking cold. Welcome to Philly, LeGarrette. I think you’ll fit in just fine.