The New England Patriots had a lot to be happy about following their 35-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins. After all, the team did not only finish the regular season on a high note, it also earned the AFC’s number one playoff seed and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.
However, not all was perfect – at least when you ask running back LeGarrette Blount. The 30-year old, who scored his 18th rushing touchdown of the season today, spoke with WBZ’s Steve Burton after the game and was asked about Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Apparently, Blount is not a fan of the former number one overall draft pick:
There’s not many guys in this league that like that guy. I don’t even know if there’s a lot of guys on that team that like him. [...] He’s a dirty player. He’s always been a dirty player. He’s always going to be a dirty player. There’s no room in the game for that. At some point in time, guys have to defend themselves when he’s doing the things that he does. Hopefully, there’s something to be said about it. All in all, he got his ass beat. They lost. He ran into the locker room after the game. We’re good.
Blount, of course, is no choir boy himself but his past transgressions pail in comparison to Suh’s. No matter if it is stomping on opposing players or taking blindside shots, the immensely talented five-time Pro Bowler has done it all. Against the Patriots, he had another noteworthy play, which caused Blount to call him a dirty player after the game.
In the second quarter, with the Patriots already up 17-0, Suh encroached New England center David Andrews quite aggressively:
While Suh was not flagged for unnecessary roughness, his five-yard penalty helped the Patriots get another first down. In the end, the defensive lineman finished with four tackles but made no impact plays, while his team got beat by three touchdowns.