Don't Shut the Door on Vonta Yet

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  1. Allstar

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    Gary Kubiak Calls Vonta Leach

     
  2. CloakNNNdagger

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    Funny, Vonta makes no mention on his Twitter account, while you see others reminding him it's time for his "big payday."
     
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    I may be in the minority here, but I would be a little worried if we didn't sign Vonta. That cat was a HUGE part in Foster's success last season and he is one tough & durable SOB. I don't think it's as easy as "plug in another FB and have the same results."
     
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    I wouldn't worry too much. Casey can get the job done, and he can fill in at WR, RB, QB, and TE. Oh yeah long snapper also.
     
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    I would love to see VL sign a $3.5 mil contract for 3 years. That's suitable for his position. If not, look out for more single back sets and an opened up offense along the lines of the Colts and sAints. Win-win for the Texans. When you're a fullback in the NFL, your head should be swollen from contact, not ego.
     
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    agreed.:fans:
     
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    Not disagreeing, but does anyone have a breakdown of the % of plays VL was on the field for and what the average yds per play that he was on the field for comes up to? That will go a long way towards determining if we resigning him or go with Casey.
     
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    From the stats I've seen Foster got the majority of his yards while working out of a single back set and when Leach was on the sideline and off the field, but it was by a slim margin. It's still just a stat though and doesn't take into account the down and distance where we ran Foster behind Leach. I still think we should retain Vonta, but it does show that Leach wasn't the end all be all to Foster's success last season.
     


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    I agree, but it's mostly been on an emotional level. Now that we're talking a potential Leach vs. Aso decision, screw Leach. Sign Aso. I'd rather use a player under contract.
     
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    Maybe it's just me, but I don't know why there is all of this talk of Casey stepping up to fill Vonta's shoes.
    Casey is a good guy, a good all around athlete, and is a good story, but IMO, he's a role player at best. Even then, I'd be hard pressed to say exactly what his strongest role actually is.
    I like the guy, but I'm not seeing all of the starting potential that many of you are seeing. I think Casey's bottle rocket has reached it's zenith.
     
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    You obviously don't understand the roles that college TE's can fill in a Kubiak offense. They're like super ninja's or even better.
     
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    Yes, I guess that's a limitation of a mind like mine...
     
  13. DocBar

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    LOL. Illegitimi non carborundum
     
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    Ditto AT. (I had to google it, lol)
     
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    lol. So did I when I first saw it. I like it, though.
     
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    So anyone that makes a pro-bowl gets to be the highest paid at their position?

    Get real Mr. Agent. VL's performance MERITS a good, decent contract. Highest paid fullback ever? No.
     
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    Count me in on the minority, too. I think it's foolish to not sign Vonta.
     
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    Is it possible to sign Vonta without a huge hit to our cap? I want Vonta back, but I'd prefer Asomuhdfhasdfhah, the CB.
     
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    Even with Leach on the bench, single-back sets were probably successful
    because of the damage Leach did to those linebackers while in the game.
    He was SMASHIN' linebackers all year long.
     

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