Bigger Role Coming

September 24th, 2020

Pass-catcher too.

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians all but promised: fans will see more of running back Leonard Fournette. It just may just be a few weeks yet.

Last night appearing on “Late Hits” with co-hosts Bill Lekas and Bill Polian, heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Arians raved about Fournette’s pass-catching abilities and said the running back has only been around two weeks. So the more he learns the offense, the more Arians said he will be in the mix in the gameplan.

Bill Polian: Yeah, [Leonard Fournette] is a force, short-yardage and goal-line, obviously.

Bucco Bruce Arians: Yeah, he is a heckuva pass catcher. I mean he has great hands. That first drive for the touchdown [in the second half Sunday to take a 21-0 lead, he ran a heckuva return route, caught it. I thought he scored. He got down to the one-foot line and then punched it in. As he learns the offense his role will expand.

And Fournette seems to be the kind of back that wears on defenses. The way Joe looks at it, the more Fournette plays, the more he softens up a defense. With his breakaway speed, Fournette can seal the deal just like he did against the Stinking Panthers housing a long run.

You can hear the excerpt of Arians from last night in the SiriusXM audio below.

10 Responses to “Bigger Role Coming”

  1. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Now that the Bucs have a legitimate running back, I would expect the running game to increase and improve exponentially. The pass may be in vogue, but a solid running game keeps the defenses guessing.

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    funny how folks think the offense is suppose to come out firing on all cylinders with all the knew pieces….lol…

    its week3 folks R-E-L-A-X!!!!

    the brady,gronk, fournette dont know the entire play book yet…..

    we’ll be clicking on all cylinders in a few weeks….


    GO BUCS!!!!!

  3. El Buco Realisto Says:

    No surprise that ole stale biscuit went on a media tour after winning against a bad/rebuilding team!!!!!!!!!! Ole stale biscuit loves the camera more than she-mc93 did!!!!!!!!! And that is saying something!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Broncos, errrrrrrr I mean go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. DoooshLaRue Says:


    I know you’re a happy man. You’ve wanted this for a long time.

    I gotta say…… I’m loving it too.
    So nice to actually have a real RB for a change.

    Go Bucs!

  5. Kobe Faker Says:


    Senile old man again thinks he is smarter than everyone in the room

    Going to put Rojo in the 1st half and the run game will again be stagnant. 3rd and long for Brady. Rojo hands of stone cant help out Brady as a outlet reciever

    With Fournette starting, the Bucs can blowout Denver. But with Almighty Bruce in charge this will be a 4th quarter nailbiter because our offense will start slow”

    Kobe Faker

  6. james west Says:

    this gonna be fire come week 9, and we get revenge on them dirty taints, i can not wait, bank on it brees the reckoning it’s a coming, and right quick like

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    Now if only RoJo could explode…and cause DC nightmares.

  8. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Omg once more then I’m giving up on you… IT WAS ONE GOOD RUN!!! BEFORE THAT HE WAS NEGATIVELY GRADED!!!

  9. Cajun 69 Says:

    Absolutely week 9 Saints Bucs will not be even close to week one it was first game no preseason but I been a pats Fan for a lot longer that Brady was at NE and I watched every game Brady played in NE and I’m telling you if Brady has any help Bucks will be a winning team at least play offs first year next year more still don’t count him out of SB this year Brady really is amazing in how he can come back. So watch your Ads Aints

  10. Show Me the TDs Says:

    Kobe Faker. I agree 100%. Maybe after Fournette wears out the defense and helps the Bucs establish a big lead, Rojo can come in and mop up. Rojo might even look ok at that point in the game.