Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/28/14
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Vonta Leach was Baltimore's most valuable acquisition of last season - yes that’s right, the fullback. The Ravens had a lot of success in 2011, but like most other teams, had down moments as well. If you need your memory refreshed, the loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars should be all I have to mention. One of the Ravens' consistently great players was Vonta Leach, and he can’t take enough credit. Not a single linebacker in the game looks forward to playing this guy. Leach can plow open the run lanes or shut down pass rushers. Anything you ask this guy to do he does, and does great. Why? The thing the Ravens' offense was missing the last few years was a dominant fullback. If you put on that Week 1 tape of the Pittsburgh at Baltimore game you will see my point. The Ravens in the past had no answer for the Steelers' pass rush. The answer -- Leach put his guy on an island and blocked him like a tackle on passing downs. Leach has made a career out of blowing up the ...
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