Vonta Leach still hasn’t signed with another club and the longer this process goes on, the more likely the chances are that he’ll be dressed in purple again for the 2013 season.
The fact that he remains unsigned is a clear signal that the offers being presented by allegedly interested teams aren’t measurably better than the offer he has on the table from the Ravens. This process looks and feels a lot like that of Bryant McKinnie when the Ravens offensive tackle visited with other teams.
Training camps across the league begin in 3 weeks and while a fullback’s role in the NFL is pretty defined particularly for a dying position, Leach would still have to learn the terminology of a new offense. That learning curve becomes a bigger and bigger factor as camp approaches for teams interested in acquiring Leach.
Ray Lewis’ well publicized climb atop Mount Kilimanjaro fell off a cliff when the future HOF linebacker’s foot swelled stemming from a fever, forcing the two-time champion to bail out. Count me among those who are a little suspicious. Maybe Lewis realized that tackling running backs is a lot easier than 19,341 feet of mountain.
Some in the media have adopted the opinion that the Baltimore Ravens will be hurt more by the loss of Anquan Boldin than the Steelers will be by the loss of Mike Wallace. They’re wrong!
Boldin was terrific down the stretch for the Ravens in 2012 but his routes are easily assigned to others on the team’s roster. Clearly they will have to make adjustments but Q’s plays can be taught, assigned and absorbed. You can’t teach speed and few in the NFL can match that of Wallace. His presence must be accounted for at all times and that creates space for WR Antonio Brown and TE Heath Miller.
Wallace is by far a bigger loss.