Despite being listed at 245 pounds, Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has a habit of leaping over defenders to avoid tackles during the course of his career. He was up to his old tricks once again against the Dolphins on Sunday, showing that he’s got plenty of elusiveness left at age 29.
In the fourth quarter leading 31-17 and the ball backed up in Pats territory, Blount took the hand-off from Jacoby Brissett off the left side of the line and, well, left the defender grasping at air.
“I mean, it’s not magic, you know? It’s just instinctive,” Blount said of the hurdle after the game. “If a guy is going to hit you in your legs, you know I’m a big guy. You’re going to either have to go over them, or go through them. Obviously, I can’t get as low as he can, so…”
The play accounted for 26 of Blount’s 123 on the afternoon. He praised the New England offensive line after the 31-24 victory.
“They’re great. They worked hard. They’ve done everything they’ve needed to do to make sure they can go out there and perform and do their assignments correctly and when they do that, it’s easy to run behind them,” he said.