Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by CloakNNNdagger, Jun 7, 2012.
Leach was twice the blocker and could actually catch a pass and they let him go. What's shocking about the release of a FULLBACK who didn't run, didn't catch, wasn't a contributor to special teams and oh yeah wasn't like the greatest FB of all time?
I'll tell you, it shocked me when they didn't cut him the play after he dropped that TD.
Arian Foster has yet to be awesome because of the guy in front of him. We learned that because of Vickers' play. He was no Leach but Foster continued on.
It shocks me that he doesn't understand "it's just a business," when they regurgitate that line all the time.
It's because he got ants in his pants.
I'm not surprised that they let him walk, but I am surprised that we lost a starting FB, 2nd string Tight End and we're counting on Casey to replace them both? I just figured we'd sign someone to fill the void of one of those guys leaving. Graham better be ready to step up this year, and if Casey gets hurt then we're screwed. The kid they're moving from defense isn't a viable option for giving us any PT this year.
ProFootballFocus 2011 ratings of FB for blocking:
1. Jed Collins
2. Vonta Leach
4. Lawrence Vickers
27. James Casey
...out of 29 total FBs who tooks at least 25% of their team's rush snaps. If you include all rush snaps, Vickers drops to ~12/55. Casey stays at the lows.
Yeah, no joke. I was at that game. I told my wife right then that that would bite us in the ass. It did.
Wasn't just at that game, I thought for a split second that ball was being thrown to me. It was on a direct line to our seats.
Last year was all about getting over Leach and Vickers was just our rebound. I mean c'mon, the guy wasn't even good enough to play for Cleveland.
Me too, except I was 2nd tier and on the other side of the field. I saw the play developing well before the defense caught on to the FB leak.
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