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Tag: "fullback"

Leach voted by his peers as the NFL's 45th best player

On the NFL Network”s Top 100 Players of 2012, Baltimore Ravens fullback r. As a member of the Houston Texans in 2010, Leach helped pave the way for Arian Foster, who rushed for a league-high 1,616 yards. Leach was ranked on last year”s list as the league”s 65th best player. Following the 2010 season, the […]

A Le’Ron McClain Reunion in Baltimore?

After running back Ricky Williams decided to abruptly retire about a week ago, the Baltimore Ravens now have a hole to fill behind starting running back Ray Rice. Could a Le’Ron McClain-Ravens sequel be in order? McClain, 27, is about to become an unrestricted free agent after spending the 2011 season with the Kansas City […]

Vonta Leach Finds his way to Paydirt in Pro Bowl

In spite of several attempts to get fullback Vonta Leach a touchdown during the 2011 season, the Ravens fullback always came up short. At the Pro Bowl on Sunday night, Leach got another opportunity to score. And this time he made the most of it. With just under 12 minutes remaining in the game, Leach […]

Ravens' Short Yardage Offense a Cause for Concern?

It”s no secret the identity of the Baltimore Ravens” offense is their running game, but you could have been fooled by watching them in short-yardage situations in their divisional-round victory over the Houston Texans last week. In that game, the Ravens converted three of 10 plays in which they needed two yards or less to […]

Three Ravens Named to All-Pro First-Team

The Associated Press’ All-Pro team has been released, and once again, the Baltimore Ravens have left their mark on the first-team. Three Ravens have been named to this year’s All-Pro Team– defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and fullback Vonta Leach. Ngata, 27, has now been selected four straight years as an All-Pro […]

Ray Rice is in the Best Shape of his Career

One moth ago Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach sent running back Ray Rice a text message listing the NFL’s top running backs, with the suggestion that Rice, who was not in his top ten, needed to get it going. Whatever Leach said, it worked. Rice went a rampage to end the regular season, […]

Leach Faces Familiar Foes Sunday

Vonta Leach spent the last five years in Houston, paving holes for a number of running backs that benefited from the fullback’s selfless willingness to give up his body. However, the Houston Texans opted not to resign the 2010 Pro Bowler, and as a result, Leach ended up signing an $11 million, three-year deal with […]