Would definately help our run game. I'm not sure how much he'd be in for pass protection vs. the RB, but regardless, he'd improve our offense and make us a better team overall. Obviously our coaches do not like what they've seen so far, so this would be a great addition for us.
I'm all in for signing Leach. He is the best blocking FB in the NFL, and a big upgrade over Lane. A few stats to consider.
Last year he played almost half the snaps, 357 on run block and 64 in pass protect. Don't have a breakdown on how he did on each but, overall he had 8 good games and 8 average ones.
As a receiver, behind the line he caught 6 of 6 for 7 yards. Between 0 and 9 yards, he caught 21 of 23 for 167 yards with 2 drops.
As to money, we would save $480K on Lane, and could save $400K in the cap by signing him to a minimum vet contract, aside from any signing bonus.
I wouldn't mind signing him. It would be a good way to augment the running game which could be more important than people think.
E! E-C! E-C-U! but yeah hes not signing the vet minimum like above. i'd love to have him cause from my alma mater but hes not overly a huge fit here. I think a lot with the ZBS scheme its less about the FB opening up holes in a power formation. that Is where leach excels and is best in game at. we're not gonna see a lot of I-formations or offset I formations. would he be an upgrade over lane...most definitely. he can do everything lane did better, but with the salary increase and for the amount of touches/lead blocking he'd get for us it would be money not necessarily well spent. but nothing wrong with another superbowl ring on roster.
Supporter of logic and organizational consistency
Leach leading Gillislee in short yardage situations will be money in the bank.
Leach opening huge gashes for Miller will also be nice.
Bill Belichick on "putting the tape on"