Oregon “alum” LeGarrette Blount is more famous for punching out a Boise State football player than anything he’s ever done on the football field. Apparently the Titan’s undrafted free agent has continued training for his MMA future, the rookie running back punched a teammate in the helmet, which probably hurt his hand more than the other guy’s head.
The rookie running back capped a feisty night practice for the Tennessee Titans with a short punch to the helmet of defensive end Eric Bakhtiari a few moments after having his own helmet ripped off for the second time in as many plays.Blount had just returned to the Titans on Wednesday night after being excused since Sunday for personal reasons. He was carrying the ball in a drill near the goal line when his helmet came off, and he kept his feet moving toward the end zone.
The play ended with some pushing and shoving, and then Blount threw a right into Bakhtiari’s facemask. Blount quickly talked to coach Jeff Fisher before leaving the field. “He apologized, and I said he didn’t have to apologize,” Fisher said. “It’s football. It’s training camp.”
As we learned from Rex Ryan on last night’s Hard Knocks, fights are an integral part of training camp. Nothing shows coaches you have the ‘want to’ needed to play in the NFL like punching a guy in the skull. Video after the jump.