Leonard Proves He’s An UpgradeAugust 24th, 2013
There’s no question in Joe’s mind that Bucs running back Brian Leonard is far more valuable that 2012 third-down back D.J. Ware.
Leonard was at it again tonight, showing he’s a versatile runner, a blend of punisher and hole-finder.
The Bucs were wise to give Doug Martin the night off following a head injury last week.Leonard was tonight’s starter and he finished with 10 carries for 38 yards and a touchdown. He ran hard and successfully in the red zone.
The Bucs’ haven’t had a consistent, versatile short-yardage back since the A-Train wore his No. 40. (No. Earnest Graham had his issues in short yardage). Leonard won’t fill Mike Alstott’s shoes, but he can upgrade that position in a significant way.