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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?



    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    You don't want to fall into the trap of being a finesse offense that lacks physicality when it is needed. The Ravens just beat up on a team like that in the AFC Championship Game.
    So Leach is the difference between us being a finesse offense and a physical offsense? There are cheaper options. That being said I'd love him back.




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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spider Webb View Post
    So Leach is the difference between us being a finesse offense and a physical offsense? There are cheaper options. That being said I'd love him back.
    Well yeah, he is a throwback lead blocker, of course you're offense is a lot more physical with him on the field.




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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?

    I don't see any team that would value Leach more than us. I think he restructures.




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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenalytics View Post
    I don't see any team that would value Leach more than us. I think he restructures.
    The 49ers would pay him as much IMO. Their offense is perfect for a guy like him.




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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?

    Also, the Jets would probably be all over him, they'll have to be able to run the ball if they want another year with Sanchez as the starting QB. They'll need to be able to run with any other option anyway, Ryan Nassib, Geno Smith, or Matt Barkley, aren't day 1 refined passers like an RG3 or an Andrew Luck.




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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?

    Our offense doesn't become finesse is Leach leaves. Especially considering he played less than 50% of the snaps this past season. Leach definitely adds a certain physicality, but I don't see our offense being finesse when we have guys like KO, Yanda, Oher and Pierce on offense.




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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?

    No offense with Boldin starting at WR is finesse either lol




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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    No offense with Boldin starting at WR is finesse either lol
    lol yes forgot about Boldin. hey it's early...




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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?

    I think they will cut him and try to resign him to a cheaper deal.

    Question is would he rather be here and win?

    Or go to a team that will pay him more and not be successful?




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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spider Webb View Post
    So Leach is the difference between us being a finesse offense and a physical offsense? There are cheaper options. That being said I'd love him back.
    Cheap doesn't equate to better. Cheaper options might not be able to put Patrick Willis flat on his ass the way that Leach has done in the past. Cheaper options might not make LBs submit the way Leach has, shying away from him when he comes through the hole for Rice.
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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?

    It's not only the physical dominance that they display on the field. It is the mentality of toughness and resiliency against more physical defenses that Anquan Boldin and Vontae Leach bring to the locker room. San Fransisco, for example, came in thinking that they could physically dominate the Ravens offense and that doing so would equate to a victory. As it turned out, They couldn't do that, thanks to the presence of those two, and it set up the Ravens ability to not worry about that, and execute.

    He might not be in on every play, but that is an added dimension that you lose if he's gone. With him there, you can still run your I-formation and your goalline effectiveness remains. You can stand up to more physically imposing defenses and you can still crunch some clock late in games. Those are all valuable assets to an offense.

    If you lose Leach, you lose a dimension. Not necessarily the ability to run the ball, since the Ravens did well running the ball out of lighter packages, but I think you understand where I am coming from
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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?

    Denver thought the same thing as SF and couldn't do it but Matt from the Carroll County Times was on 105.7 during the 3 pm hour and said Leach's playing time decreased this year by 25% or more as Ravens went to 3 WR sets, somebody has to come out and that was Leach. So since his playing time was diminished the Ravens might not be able to justify his salary. I've heard others on radio say about the same thing. I personally want him but if it's between Boldin and Leach, then Leach walks.

    Matt also said Joe's contract makes it possible to keep Boldin. So if Ozzie can keep Ellerbe and Boldin after this contract it will be a big coup.




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    I read the Q&A in the Baltimore Sun with the guy from PFF and he was saying that Caldwell favored three wr sets and less use of a traditional fullback. The Ravens need every dime they can get to sure up the LT spot, ILB, and Safety spot. Fullback is a luxury they cannot afford to spend on. Under Cam it was a necessity. The team may also need to look at wrs depending on what Caldwell's thoughts are on the young guys.




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    Re: VONTA LEACH: Is he a MUST KEEP?

    Cut Jacoby Jones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    Cut Jacoby Jones.
    Blasphemy.




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