Philadelphia Eagles running back LeGarrette Blount wants those concerned to know that it’s just preseason.
The Eagles running back brushed off his preseason struggles with his new team. Blount carried the ball five times for 18 yards and lost a fumble on Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills. His lackluster performance sparked some distress among onlookers. Blount wants the uneasiness to subside. He suggested that he’s never been a good preseason performer.
“You go back and look at my preseason performance and then go look at my regular-season performances, and you tell me,” Blount said, per Philly.com’s Zach Berman. “There’s nothing that we’re doubting or that we feel like we’re lacking. I feel like we got all the pieces we need to be a good running team.”
For the record, Blount ran 25 times for 125 yards and totaled 2 touchdowns last preseason. Of course those numbers came with the New England Patriots. His stats run contrary to what the running said. Nevertheless, Blount is right. Preseason statistics don’t correlate to regular season success.