Found June 06, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
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By now, any consistent reader of mine knows that I follow and write for the Houston Texans during the regular season. Therefore, I usually know much more about players on their roster that the common NFL or national sports writer may know about them. One such player I was always a fan of when he was still in Houston was fullback Vonta Leach. But when I saw that the NFL Network placed him at $45 on their “Top 100″ special, I couldn’t help but spit my drink out at the thought. #45?! Let me explain. While a member of the Texans, I felt like not enough credit was given to the job that Leach did on the field, but I also felt like he was overrated just a bit by Texans fans. They liked to heap tons of praise on him for the success of Arian Foster’s breakout season in 2010 that saw him explode for 1,600 plus yards rushing and 16 touchdowns in 2010. The national pundits began to jump on the Leach bandwagon after Foster’s big season as well and it eventually drove up his market value so much...
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