I was doing my usual Madden franchises which actually have accurate contract information for the most part and after seeing on ESPN First Take it donned on me that LeGarrette Blount is a "free agent". I know that we plucked him off of the Titans practice squad, but am I the only one worried that he did not get resigned? Sure some might think that we can duplicate his production without a long term investment, I on the other hand think that this kid really could be special for at least four or five more seasons. I realize his running style might cut his career shorter than most would like, however the way our run game picked up after he became the starter was ridiculous! I really do not see the point of starting over with a whole new back and I'm pretty sure that we can at the very worst tender him, but what happens if the new CBA voids these tenders and we could potentially be stuck without his services. Running backs might be a dime a dozen as Blount proved last year, but it seemed that he fit in well with Raheem's in your face style of Buc ball. I love the look of our young offense and losing Blount would be a shame. Am I just overly concerned for no reason or do I have a legitimate worry? I think that we're crazy if we don't give him an extension similar to what we gave Earnest Graham four years ago (believe it was in the ball park of four years 17 - 19 mil with 7 - 8 guaranteed).
Since the draft is just around the corner does anyone have any exciting ideas for our beloved Bucs? This sure is a reach but if Robert Quinn falls out of the top ten I sure hope we do what we have to and move up for him. Personally I hope we get an impact linebacker this year, I hate watching Ruud get thrown around and drug down the field like a rag doll. I think its silly to make bold mocks in March before pro days even happen, however kind of like Keyser says I would love to add some serious top shelf speed to our offense. Kareem Huggins looked like he could be that change of pace scat back, but with the serious injury he suffered I really do not expect him to reach his full potential (another reason to hate those Saints, especially that cheap dirty Malcolm Jenkins!). As much as I respect Cadillac Williams, no matter if he stays or goes I will wish him the best (unless he's in the dirty south of course) but his time is up here most likely. It won't be worth paying him more than Blount, just to be a tutor to our work horse.
Guys I think the Saints are honestly trending downward especially in our division, and we were within a yard and a kickoff without disaster (Stovall) of being in serious shape to win the division. The Detroit debacle ultimately destroyed us but prior to that we were ahead of Green Bay in the standings. Not saying we could beat the Packers, but I think we could hold our own with anyone else in the conference easily. Sorry about the rant there just had to get it out, but back to business. Someone please tell me that we have exclusive rights to Blount, and that some other team can't just swoop in and leave us with no one but Huggins under contract.