One.. two.. three.. four.. five.. six.. seven.. Green Bay Packers defenders had a chance to tackle Tampa Bay Bucs running back LeGarrette Blount as he rampaged 54 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter on Sunday. The hulking second-year runner out of Oregon was very nearly halted at the line of scrimmage but he kept churning his legs and battering would-be tacklers all the way for six.
While every running back in the NFL would love to be blessed with the electrifying -- seemingly effortless -- speed of Tennessee's Chris Johnson or Philadelphia's LeSean Mccoy, there are certain types of highlights that only a slower, more determined back can ever produce. After all, if Blount had the sort of breakaway speed of those backs then he wouldn't have been able to keep pushing aside Packers defenders as they caught up with him.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Blount's 53 yards after initial contact are the most on a touchdown run for any running back thus far this season.