|Blount looks forward to a dominant season. (Jim Davis/Boston Globe)|
In an article from the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe, Blount was asked about his goals for the upcoming season. Blount didn't shy away.
“I feel good,” Blount said. “I feel like I’m in good shape. I feel like I can do anything they ask me to do when the bell rings, when my name is called. I’m happy. There are a lot of things I’ve got to improve on, and there are a lot of things I can get better at. But besides that, I think I’m in a good spot right now.”Blount believes that not only is he faster and quicker, but that he can be a factor in the passing game as well. That is one area we have not seen Blount in, and one that seems unlikely given the plethora of receiving backs on the roster in James White, Travaris Cadet, Brandon Bolden, and Dion Lewis, though you can never say never in the Patriots offense.
Should Blount surpass his rookie year, where he eclipsed 1007 rushing yards on 201 attempts, he would become the first Patriots running back since Stevan Ridley in 2012 to rush for over 1000 yards. He has a mere 33 receptions in his five year career, with no more than 15 in a single season, but adding that element to his game would certainly add another way to get Blount involved in the offense.
One way or another, Blout looks primed to have a dominant season behind an improved offensive line with Tom Brady calling the shots. Blount knows that the team comes first, and that victories are more important than his stats, but if he does reach his goals it is likely to result in wins for the Patriots.
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