johnnyboy wrote: "Leonard got hosed but Toby isn't Leonard. aside from their skin color these guys aren't in the same league. Leonard was a great player but to compare him, as a rb, to Toby is reaching to say the least. also, Toby will stand up for himself, something that Leonard never had the heart to do. Toby made it clear to EVERYONE that he was NOT a fullback. Leonard rolled over and became a fullback in COLLEGE. time will tell who the smarter guy was." Leonard became a FB his senior year at Rutgers because he was pushed there by the head coach to accomodate Ray Rice at HB. Right or wrong, Leonard was the consummate team player for a season. And then he made it clear he would be a HB in the NFL at the Combine and what did everyone-Dick Vermeil and former black players-do to him? They tried to pigeonhole him as a FB because he's white. Unfortunately, Brian Leonard had the terrible luck to run behind a line that did nothing for him his rookie season with the Rams with disastrous results, which allowed the blacks and DWFs to write him off as a HB for the rest of his career. TO KEEP A JOB in the NFL, he has obviously given up the thought of being a HB, and has accepted the back-up FB/white special teams demon role. (Something that Jacob Hester has had to accept as well to keep employment in the league.) Yes, Toby Gerhart was a better college runner than either Leonard or Hester. But both Leonard and Hester should've been given legitimate shots at playing HB in the NFL, which they haven't. And I can easily understand the concerns that J.B. Cash expands on in this article for Gerhart's future in the NFL.