“Lenny” Leads The Way

January 17th, 2021

For those counting, it was 107 yards from scrimmage tonight from Leonard Fournette, the Bucs’ production leader by a mile in a game where yards were hard to come by against a stingy Saints defense.

And the crazy thing is “Lenny,” as his teammates call him, left some yards on the field at times because of his apparent unwillingness to run through and/or over people.

Still, Joe greatly appreciates the cool Fournette brought to the game and his reliability on third down in the passing game. He led the Bucs with five receptions and his running was sound in the first half when the Bucs needed him most. On the ground, Fournette rumbled to 63 yards on 17 carries.

Do the Bucs win this game without Fournette? Maybe not. Ronald Jones isn’t the receiver or blocker Fournette is and RoJo’s injured quad might not have held up with a full workload on the ground.

Tonight was exactly why Joe screamed for the Bucs to load up at running back in free agency. Fournette brought experience and talent, and they both showed up tonight.

Bravo, Jason Licht.

28 Responses to ““Lenny” Leads The Way”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    the rojo and lenny show is good to go

  2. LA Bucs Fan Says:

    Protect that rock!

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    We won because we ran the ball and we played Man Defense tonight!

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m hoping this gets him a huge contract…..Thanks Leonard……and thanks to your LSU buddy, Devin.

  5. David Says:

    Both backs looked good. Jones is a much better runner, but they need them both. They run the ball, they win.

    Now everyone needs to go lock down!!. I don’t hear anything about Covid this week!!!

  6. Brandon Says:

    Lenny is hot garbage. He broke ZERO tackles. He is just a guy that will give you the yards that were there. If Rojo had those giant holes he would have had 200 yards combined. Lenny got tripped up by a finger that Rojo would’ve scored on. I got banned from Facebook for posting on Buccaholics that he was trash. He’s just a dude. Not much better than Peyton Barber. Rojo is 10x better.

  7. Tbbucs3 Says:

    The coaching staff trust Fornette a lot more now than earlier in the year. I’m hoping to see the ROJO Fournette duo on the field again next season.

  8. David Says:

    Bulls did just what I’ve been preaching all week, bring pressure and play tight coverage. Can’t beat Drew with a zone.

  9. DaBux Says:

    He is gonna be hawngry next week. God I can not wait to see this game.

  10. JP09 Says:

    Lenny, ROJO, the D and an amazing catch by TYLER JOHNSON won the game!! Get ready Rodgers the Bucs are hunting!!!

  11. rrsrq Says:

    Those LSU guys showed tonight, cause Devin White was running like a RB, how many yards did he have, how many stiff arms did he have?

  12. SlyPirate Says:

    Some really good runs after contact by both guys. Good running, good defense, no turnovers … that is championship football.

    Would be nice if Godwin or Gronk showed up. Has anyone seen them?

  13. Miller5252 Says:

    Lenny carried the load tonight, but Rojo in the second half was having a game. If he was healthy they wouldn’t been able to stop him. Great game!

  14. Leighroy Says:

    I have a certain affinity for people named after Leonard’s …. LFG!!

  15. Coburn Says:

    Hopefully Rojo a bit more fresh next week. Looked a bit gimpy after the long run. Shame it was called back

  16. NPRbuc Says:

    Joe. Any story coming about the A plus play of the O line? Did Cam Jordan suit up tonight or was he wandering the French Quarter hoping that no one would recognize him? Asking for a friend.

  17. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    Our RBs are coming through….HELL OF A SIGNING IN THE OFFSEASON!!

  18. james west Says:

    oh what a night

  19. Coburn Says:

    Gotta give it to stinnie. Him and rest of online was awesome. Loved on the runs seeing an olinrman come flying in and launching himself at someone lol

  20. Hodad Says:

    Starts up front, always does. Props to the O line, and Stinnie gets a gold star.

  21. TampaTown Says:

    RoJo was tough tonight

  22. ModHairKen Says:

    Donovan Smith. Leonard Fournette. Ronald Jones. Mike Evans, as usual. Great games, all.

    But Devin White, Sean Murphy-Bunting and Antoine Winfield, Jr.? Wow. Wow. Wow.

  23. PSL Bob Says:

    I love the win, but don’t think the defense played vs the Saints will be as effective against Green Bay. It’s obvious, Brees’ injuries have limited his down field throws. Rogers is mobile and accurate and you know he wants to avenge the beatdown he got from the Bucs earlier this season. I just hope Bowles can draw up a defensive game plan that is as effective as the one they installed against the Saints. The cold weather and home field advantage of the Packers are certainly not in the Bucs favor, but if Brady, who was not at his best tonight, can get rolling next week, I think they can pull it out and advance to the Big Dance.

  24. ModHairKen Says:

    LSU Buccaneers. What a night. The running game was as fun to watch as when they had Alstott and Dunn.

  25. BringBucsBack Says:

    Got to run the ball in GB!!…& don’t get away from it!!!

  26. geno711 Says:

    PSL Bob Says:
    January 17th, 2021 at 10:32 pm
    I love the win, but don’t think the defense played vs the Saints will be as effective against Green Bay.

    I agree. I think the fans will want press coverage every down or almost every down as we did against the Saints. However, Brees is taking a lot more three step drops when compared to Rodgers. If Rodgers is taking 7 step drops, we cannot just always play press coverage because we will get beat down field more.
    The good thing though is that because of 7 step drops, we will have a better chance for our rush to get to Rodgers.

    Plus, I really think that New Orleans defense is better than Green Bays. New Orleans plays 7 guys on defense that are 1st round draft choices. Green Bay does not have that same talent. I have to think our explosive offense will look even better against Green Bay even if our defense does not look as good.

  27. 813bucboi Says:

    BL and Bowles worked magic tonight

    Stop whining girls…


  28. #1 BUCFAN Says:

    WHITE is Beast that won’t get stopped.

    Not Bradys best game, he needs his A game next Sunday