Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
In the Gibbs system, the FB is almost like a 6th OL, whose primary function is forging the running lane for the RB or pass protecting. The pass catching is secondary. Vonta Leach, as would be expected, is stronger than any of our RB, and is expected to dish out punishment. As such he will be sustaining constant repetitive trauma (much more than the average RB) and must be extremely DURABLE. Does this define Chris Taylor?..........or any other RB on the roster???? I don't believe so.
This is a misnomer as he in fact does not run in the same lane as the running back but instead goes through the line to block a linebacker . If he did run the ball instead in short yardage situations he would in fact be Sustaining some trauma but since he is only a blocker he does not . Mostly he is just not paid much attention by defenses except for the linebacker that has to avoid him .