Upset about the amount of playing time that he has received as of late, Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount reportedly left the field Monday night prior to the conclusion of the game against the Tennessee Titans. Those actions are of course drawing reactions and former Steelers running back Jerome Bettis chimed in with his thoughts on Blount Tuesday morning on ESPN.
“That’s disturbing because its showing selfishness,” said Bettis of Blount’s decision to leave the field before the game was over.
Bettis was then asked to give his thoughts on the course of action that he believes the Steelers should take with Blount following the Monday night incident.
“I think they need to be swift in the discipline process,” said Bettis. “I think a suspension is definitely in order because you have to show him that this won’t be tolerated. And the suspension then says if you do this or engage in this type of behavior again, then you will be gone.”
The Steelers are headed into their bye week so we aren’t likely to hear from head coach Mike Tomlin again until next Tuesday. If the Steelers wanted to release Blount, the bye week would be the perfect time to it as it would give them a few weeks worth of practice time to get whoever his replacement would be up to speed.