The pros and cons of signing Vonta Leach for the Dolphins


Vonta Leach is a free agent after being released by the Baltimore Ravens, and has been linked with a move to a number of other franchises. The Giants are thought to be seriously interested in the 31-year-old, and there have been links to other NFL sides - however the Dolphins are thought to be one of the frontrunners for the experienced fullback's signature.

The Dolphins entered a new era in 2012, and had a mixed bag of a season, not reaching the heights of previous campaigns. However, should Leach sign for the Miami franchise the odds with on the team having a positive season would be improved.

From a positive perspective, Leach would bring an experience head to the team should he sign, after playing at the top level with the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans and the Ravens. He has the ability to protect his quarterback and has the ability to beat defenders at will - he has made a living out of it over the last nine years.

Leach had 112 receptions as of 2012, with a total of 749 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. He also added 70 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.

From a negative perspective, Leach's salary demands will be considerable, and the Dolphins may well be caught up in a bidding war with other NFL teams. Whether Miami would get their money's worth out of the fullback however remains to be seen.

Dolphins have an emphasis on passing football, and as such Leach may well be ostracised from the Miami way of playing. Leach's signing may well force the franchise to consider their proposed gameplan, and potential alter their way of play. Also promising youngsters such as Jorvorskie Lane will see his game time on the field reduced.

Leach's signing would have both positive and negative impacts for the Dolphins, and only time will tell whether the 31-year-old would be worth the considerable investment.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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