Bernard Pierce and the Importance of Vonta Leach
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Via What Vonta Leach’s Re-Signing Means for the Ravens Running Game.
Though Houston only got a little better in terms of Adj RNEP/Play ranking pre- to post-Leach (18th to 14th), Baltimore got significantly better, going from the 25th ranked rushing team to the 10th. Perhaps the slight jump in Houston was due to Leach’s lack of experience, too. In 2011, when Leach joined the Ravens, he was coming off a Pro Bowl season and was clearly one of the (if not the) best fullbacks in the league. It’s clear that he was an influence on the team.Since winning the Super Bowl in February, the Ravens have been in NFL headlines mostly for cleaning house on their roster.