When talking about what it was like to face his former team on the biggest stage in football, LeGarrette Blount is straight to the point.
“It was perfect,” Blount said with a smile.
The running back had two stints with the New England Patriots, the first of which lasting through the 2013-14 season. From there, Blount signed a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but was released and subsequently re-signed by New England.
Blount helped lead the Patriots to their 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seattle Seahawks and their comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
But that historic Super Bowl win would be the last time Blount would play as a Patriot, despite his requests.
“The way things ended there was not to my liking,” Blount said on America’s Game, an annual documentary series by NFL Films. “I told them how bad I wanted to be there and how much I wanted to stay there and I didn’t want to leave. And, you know, they couldn’t get a deal done for me. I just felt like they didn’t respect me at all.”
Blount spent the 2017-18 season with the Philadelphia Eagles, and is currently signed with the Detroit Lions.
And though he felt snubbed by the Patriots, Blount’s former team got their comeuppance personally handed to them– Blount finished with 90 yards and touchdown on 14 carries in Super Bowl LII, earning him back-to-back Super Bowl rings.
Revenge is sweet.
On “America’s Game,” LeGarrette Blount talks about how badly he wanted to return to the Patriots and how they didn’t respect him pic.twitter.com/qlh2ObWTgu
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September 7, 2018