caption: Baltimore signed Jim Leonhard (36) as a free agent in the offseason. He stepped into a starting safety spot when Dawan Landry sustained a spinal cord injury in the second game of the year.
Mike Lucas: Once more, Leonhard proves he belongs
Mike Lucas — 11/26/2008 6:05 am
You could tell Jim Leonhard was sizing up the question by the way he carefully framed his answer. In making the jump from small town walk-on (from tiny Tony in northern Wisconsin) to college All-American (at the UW-Madison) to undrafted free agent (with the Buffalo Bills) to NFL starting safety (with the Baltimore Ravens), has the gritty, 5-foot-8, 186-pound Leonhard exceeded his own expectations?
By the way, the image that was used to prove a point in this article was the same play, only a few seconds later, that was also used by the Baltimore Sun. The Sun's caption read "New York running back Derrick Ward bowls over Baltimore safety Jim Leonhard. ..." Now, we can all see what really happened in this picture used by madison.com!
Hey... is that Joel in the background?...
Posted by Jim and Katie on 11/26/2008