At this point in time the Chargers currently have two fullbacks on the roster in Le’Ron McClain and Chris Gronkowski. McClain was one of the disappointing signings made by AJ Smith during the 2012 offseason. His play last year left a lot to be desired. Gronkowski has been a journeymen of sorts after going undrafted in the 2010 NFL draft. He has spent time in Dallas, Indianapolis, Denver and now San Diego.
It is hard to say whether or not either will be a success in 2013. It’s even more difficult to see which of the two will be the starting Fullback for the Chargers this season.
That leads us to the poll question listed above. The Chargers are very likely to feature a run-oriented offense this year. If you go back and look at the playcalling of both Mike McCoy and Ken Whisenhunt you’ll see far more running plays than I think most would expect. Upon further examination of the offensive line, most of the projected starters are better run blockers than pass blockers.
As I was saying, the question is, should the Chargers become players in the Vonta Leach sweepstakes? Leach has been an all-pro fullback each of the last three years. Additionally, he has been named to the Pro bowl in those three years as well. The team would obviously have to free up some cap space to add the veteran. A solid start to that could be obtained by releasing McClain and, perhaps, even Gronkowski. There are some other players that could be axed to make room for Leach.
It has been reported that he is currently in Miami right now being looked at as a possible addition to the Dolphins. Must be nice to have so much money.
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