Friday, July 15, 2011
Poll Friday: Vickers or Leach for Ravens?
By James Walker
In our latest edition of "Poll Friday" in the AFC North, we ask our community who should be the starting fullback next season for the Baltimore Ravens?
Pending free agent Le'Ron McClain wants more carries in the offense and likely has to leave Baltimore to get it. That puts the Ravens in the market for a more traditional fullback, whose primary focus will be creating holes for starting tailback Ray Rice.
Baltimore has been linked this offseason to two of the best blocking fullbacks in the NFL: Lawrence Vickers and Vonta Leach. Both are available, but which player is the better fit?
Would Ravens fans prefer Vickers, who is very familiar with the AFC North after spending five seasons with the Cleveland Browns? Vickers punished defenders in the division while paving the way for running backs like Peyton Hillis, Jerome Harrison and Jamal Lewis to have successful seasons. Can Vickers do the same for Rice in 2011?
Or would Ravens fans rather have Leach? He made his first Pro Bowl last season blocking for tailback Arian Foster, who rushed for 1,616 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2010. Can Leach help Rice reach similar numbers?
Using our SportsNation poll, vote on whether Baltimore should go after Vickers or Leach in free agency. You can also share your thoughts in the comment section below.