Some may have viewed LeGarrette Blount‘s touchdown dance during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s rout of the Ravens as a taunt aimed at former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis. But as Blount tells it, the celebration was more of an homage to the future Hall of Famer.
The Patriots running back tweeted after the game that he meant no disrespect to Lewis, and that he got the backer’s blessing before busting out his signature moves.
I meant no disrespect to @raylewis at all for that 2nd TD dance! I've asked him before if I could do it and he said "Yeah! Kill that thang"—
LeGarrette Blount (@LG_Blount) December 23, 2013
Blount carried the load for the Patriots after Shane Vereen went down with an injury, rushing for 76 yards and two scores in the 41-7 win. The Patriots had already clinched the AFC East earlier in the day by virtue of Miami’s loss to Buffalo, and they can clinch a first-round bye with a win over the Bills in next Sunday’s regular-season finale.