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Vonta Leach 2012 Season OutlookRB = Rhinoceros Back


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#1 Robrain

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:56 PM

http://www.nfl.com/n...re-ravens-is-up

Seems he's confirmed via Twitter that he's almost certainly going to be leaving the Ravens.

After winning a Super Bowl, does he go where the money is, or does he make sure that he's also going to another contender?

I don't know what teams would use a FB of his type (he's not actually terrible at catching passes out of the backfield, so he's a little more versatile than a lot of blocking FB's), but almost any team's run game could benefit with his addition.

If we're talking contenders...

Seahawks? (power run game)
49ers? (power run game)
Broncos? (creates a really strong goal-line option that defenses have to try to defend in addition to all their other weapons)
Falcons? (SJax + Vonta = Power + Power)
Giants? (David Wilson breaks homeruns more often?)
Titans? (CJ2K once again?)
Vikings? (good god, could you imagine AP running behind Vonta? NFL rushing record would certainly be attainable imo)

Heck, I'd even bump Chris Ivory up a few more notches if Vonta somehow found his way to the Jets.

Anyway, I'm not sure what the different team's salary cap situations look like currently, but Vonta seems like he's a big factor to watch as far as 1st and 2nd round RB's go.

If he somehow signed with the Falcons, SJax would be a surefire first-rounder for me in my TD-heavy league.

View PostHolben, on 20 July 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:

Jackie Battle...Better than Chris Johnson...

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#2 landobate

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 01:05 AM

Bears just released their starting FB. Would love to see him as a Bear.
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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:05 AM

View Postlandobate, on 11 June 2013 - 01:05 AM, said:

Bears just released their starting FB. Would love to see him as a Bear.

They signed Fiametta yesterday in a corresponding move.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:19 AM

View PostRobrain, on 10 June 2013 - 11:56 PM, said:

http://www.nfl.com/n...re-ravens-is-up

If we're talking contenders...

Seahawks? (power run game)
49ers? (power run game)
Broncos? (creates a really strong goal-line option that defenses have to try to defend in addition to all their other weapons)
Falcons? (SJax + Vonta = Power + Power)
Giants? (David Wilson breaks homeruns more often?)
Titans? (CJ2K once again?)
Vikings? (good god, could you imagine AP running behind Vonta? NFL rushing record would certainly be attainable imo)

Heck, I'd even bump Chris Ivory up a few more notches if Vonta somehow found his way to the Jets.

Anyway, I'm not sure what the different team's salary cap situations look like currently, but Vonta seems like he's a big factor to watch as far as 1st and 2nd round RB's go.

If he somehow signed with the Falcons, SJax would be a surefire first-rounder for me in my TD-heavy league.

49ers really like Bruce Miller, I doubt they'd go after leach.

Michael Robinson was a pro bowler for Seattle in 2011. I could see them doing it but they don't seem like the likeliest team.

Broncos, would make sense...just appears to me they want to spread it out with 3 WR or 2 TE more often than not this year but wouldn't put it past them if he came cheap.

Falcons Make a ton of sense, Mike Cox is gone and Brad Ewing is coming off a torn ACL there, perfect fit imo.

Giants have Henry Hypnoski, the "hynocerus", who graded out as the 5th best lead blocker in PFF rankings, but he has an injury that could knock him out of training camp. Could be a fit if all else fails, but I think Leach would want a clearer path to the starting job.

Vikings just gave big money (for a fullback) to Jerome Felton...no match here.

Titans make a lot of sense.

Jets make a ton of sense.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:27 AM

While we are at it I'd add Buffalo maybe and Jacksonville definitely after losing Greg Jones to Houston and Montell Owens to Detroit. Jags seem like a perfect match too and as an MJD owner it'd finally be some good news.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:54 AM

I have a DEN gut feeling here...
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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:01 AM

I'm thinking he will be a Giant and pave the way for David Wilson to spring to Fantasy Supremecy!

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:41 AM

i'd love to see the giants lower cruz's tender and bring in leach.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:48 AM

Giants tried to sign Leach back in the day. Restricted offer sheet. Houston matched.

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:53 AM

he's like having an extra guard on the field ... instant upgrade to any RB he's lead blocking for.

hopefully it's david wilson.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 12:02 PM

Wherever he signs, somebody is going to be jumping up a few spots on my RB rankings.

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 06:06 PM


Jay O'Brien@JayOBrien8311 Jun

.@vleach44 carried the Super Bowl Trophy around the team plane for everyone to hold. Will always appreciate that gesture.

View PostHolben, on 20 July 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:

Jackie Battle...Better than Chris Johnson...

Rotoworld Mock Draft Real League - 12-Team PPR (Teamname: "Maniac Allstars"):
QB: Andrew Luck
WR1: Calvin Johnson - WR2: Torrey Smith - Bench: Josh Gordon, Chris Givens, Ryan Broyles
RB1: Mikel LeShoure - RB2: Dexter McCluster - Bench: Montario Hardesty, Kevin Smith
TE: Dennis Pitta
FLEX: Tony Gonzalez
K: Greg Zuerlein

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 09:27 PM

Bucs....lead blocker for Muscle Hampster?  Yeah I'd want that rb.
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:24 AM

2012 Outlook? 9 rushes for 32 yds and a TD.
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 08:56 AM

Wow, I flubbed that pretty good.

View PostHolben, on 20 July 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:

Jackie Battle...Better than Chris Johnson...

Rotoworld Mock Draft Real League - 12-Team PPR (Teamname: "Maniac Allstars"):
QB: Andrew Luck
WR1: Calvin Johnson - WR2: Torrey Smith - Bench: Josh Gordon, Chris Givens, Ryan Broyles
RB1: Mikel LeShoure - RB2: Dexter McCluster - Bench: Montario Hardesty, Kevin Smith
TE: Dennis Pitta
FLEX: Tony Gonzalez
K: Greg Zuerlein

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:52 AM

come on Vonta, please pick the Dolphins!!
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:53 PM

Pick the Jaguars!!

#18 Robrain

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:57 PM

Pick the Packers!

Err...

View PostHolben, on 20 July 2012 - 04:44 PM, said:

Jackie Battle...Better than Chris Johnson...

Rotoworld Mock Draft Real League - 12-Team PPR (Teamname: "Maniac Allstars"):
QB: Andrew Luck
WR1: Calvin Johnson - WR2: Torrey Smith - Bench: Josh Gordon, Chris Givens, Ryan Broyles
RB1: Mikel LeShoure - RB2: Dexter McCluster - Bench: Montario Hardesty, Kevin Smith
TE: Dennis Pitta
FLEX: Tony Gonzalez
K: Greg Zuerlein

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:29 PM

Vonta will decide within two weeks. He said Houston was his first choice but also liked dolphins visit. Lamar Miller could be a third rounder in two weeks

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 09:46 AM

Looks like the Giants are a serious contender to land Leach now.