Thursday, July 14, 2011
Le'Ron McClain wants the football
By James Walker
One of the Ravens' biggest free agents this summer is fullback Le'Ron McClain, who started the past four years for Baltimore. But as McClain gains more experience, he wants more opportunities to show his talent -- and that includes running the football.
"I just want to take my game to another level," McClain told the Baltimore Sun. "No disrespect to anybody, not [offensive coordinator] Cam [Cameron], not John Harbaugh, not Ray Rice or Willis [McGahee]. I just don't want to disrespect my game anymore, like I feel like I've done these last two years."
McClain voiced his opinion about getting more carries last year, but it didn't influence Baltimore's coaching staff. Chances are, nothing has changed and McClain will have to take his talents elsewhere.
Meanwhile, the Ravens will be in a market for a more traditional, blocking fullback. Lawrence Vickers of the Cleveland Browns and Vonta Leach of the Houston Texans are two of the best in the league. Both are available and likely on Baltimore's summer wish list.