“What Are You Going To Do With That Guy?”

September 11th, 2020

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One national talker based out of Bucco Bruce Arians’ old stomping grounds thinks the Bucs got a steal of steals recently.

When the Bucs signed Leonard Fournette, former Colts Pro Bowl punter and popular sports talk personality Pat McAfee, who was once Bruce Arains’ emergency quarterback, seems to think the Bucs now have a dream team of an offense.

And McAfee, whose Indianapolis-based show can be heard weekdays on SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio, believes the Bucs got Fournette at just the right time.

McAfee hinted that not long ago Fournette may not have been all-in on football. But he had sort of a Ricky Williams sabbatical in Wyoming where, to hear McAfee, Fournette had a come-to-Jim Brown moment and “cut loose” some of his hangers-on and decided to refocus on football.

And the Bucs will be the benefactor.

“He’s on the upswing,” McAfee said. “Now you got a guy [in the backfield]. What are you going to do with that guy? Going to get a lot of checkdowns I’d assume cause Tom Brady is going to be very smart with the ball.

“Defenses are going to have to be opened up because if you get [foot-rubbing Rob] Gronk down the seam, O.J. Howard down the seam, Mike Evans going long and if Bruce Arians dials up those long plays, there is going to be a lot of room for checkdowns.”

McAfee added that Fournette with the Bucs in 2020 could have “maybe his best year yet.”

One of McAfee’s peanut gallery/producers (wearing a Pirates cap — what’s with all the Pittsburgh references on this show?) scoffed at Arians claiming Ronald Jones is the No. 1 back.

Fournette “is the guy,” the no-name lackey said.

Another funny thing. McAfee insinuated the Bucs got played by Fournette’s agent(s). The Belicheats were believed to be players for Fournette, along with the Bucs and Chiefs. McAfee said that was misdirection leaked by Fournette’s team to flush out the serious players for their client in addition to driving up the price.

Given Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht’s close contacts with the Belicheats’ organization, that seems a stretch.

10 Responses to ““What Are You Going To Do With That Guy?””

  1. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    McAfee is from Pittsburgh. I think a couple of the guys are from there as well. Some been with him since he started at barstool couple a years ago

  2. Delusional Intelligence Says:


  3. «Delusional Intelligence» Says:

    The creator, curator and overall guru of ProFootballTalk, Mike Florio also insinuated the Bucs got played by Fournette’s agent(s).

    As FtMyersBuc stated, McAfee has Pittsburgh roots and a few of the guys on the team are from the area. One is a die hard Pats fan. Keep your eye on McAfee, he has Aaron Rodgers on every Tuesday and he has your buddy Lombardi on regularly.

  4. Joe Says:


    Just found out tonight that Lombardi has one son that works for the Belicheats and another son that coaches on Matt Rhule’s staff in Carolina.

  5. Joe in Michigan Says:

    The price wasn’t too steep. Happy to have him on the Bucs, let’s see what he can do in his home state in a few days.

  6. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Base salary of $2 million, can earn up to $3.5 million if he shows out. Sounds like a nice bargain to me, by NFL standards.

  7. Howard Cosell Says:

    Did he really refer to Gronk as “foot-rubbing”?
    If so I’ll have to send him a long email expressing my dissatisfaction.
    How dare he?!

    LOL Howard laughed at the Gronk/Brady Lays commercial on SNF.
    Gronk is a character!

  8. ClodHopper Says:

    A talent like Fournette that’s rededicated and motivated? There’s no such thing as a price too high.

  9. Fred mcneil Says:

    I’m delighted to have Fournette.
    At a minimum he’ll make Rojo work harder.

  10. ©MadMax Says:

    3 headed monster led by Fournette, then Rojo, McCoy. And I also dont feel we paid too much for him…probably a basement bargain after you see him playing hard for us the first half of the season. He’s finally with some great players and Coaches. And we caught him when he realized he needed to mature in some areas a little more. WIN/WIN.