“Lenny’s Punishing People”

October 15th, 2021

At times against the Eagles last night Joe was having 2010 flashbacks.

Leonard Fournette was running like an angry worker, daring defenders to take him down and lowering his head and embracing contact. Joe was seeing a little LeGarrette Blount in his glory year with Tampa Bay. But Fournette can catch and run like Blount never could.

This fierce version of Fournette is impressive.

“Lenny’s punishing people,” Bucco Bruce Arians said after the game. “You see the defensive guys jumping up and down on the sidelines” inspired by him.

Tom Brady called Fournette “a great back” and said “when he’s rolling it’s tough to stop us.”

Fournette finished the game with 22 carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns. And he caught all six targets thrown his way for 46 yards.

Over the past three games, Fournette has hammered out 54 carries for 240 yards and three touchdowns, while reeling in 13 catches for 136 yards.

He once again looks like Playoff Lenny.

36 Responses to ““Lenny’s Punishing People””

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    He’s a freaking man! And Erin Andrews asked for his signed jersey after the game. They posed together for a pic

  2. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    I was watching the NFL Films video of the Super Bowl and I saw JPP getting excited about Lenny plowing through Chiefs defenders, so I totally believe it. That dude has been revived and I’m glad he’s a Buc.

  3. AMI_Chris Says:

    Gonna need RoJo to spell him. It’s a long season.

  4. Swampbuc Says:

    This man is the reason we should run a little more often, opening up yet more play action. One of these games we need to show that we can be the Browns if we want. Just run the shiite out of the ball. Then throw for 600 yards the following week .

  5. Jersey buc Says:

    From Philly area. I was T the game. Great game to go 2!!!


  6. August 1976 Buc Says:

    The running game has improved, that is good news for the long haul of season.
    Lenny has been better catching the ball also.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  7. Lamarcus Says:

    Rojo is done

  8. Swampbuc Says:

    Rojo ran well. Lamarcus shows again why he’s a maroon and thankfully not involved in personnel.

  9. JGhotier Says:

    Thanks for saying that Swampbuc so no one else has/had to

  10. Leighroy Says:

    Lamarcus is done

  11. TommyLikeWingy Says:

    Running the ball well leads to lots of winning. Especially with a power house air assault. We need to continue to mix it up.

    I don’t understand why we went melba toast in the second half.

    Go for the jugular.


  12. Rod Munch Says:

    We have Brady, Evans, Godwin, AB, soon to have Gronk back, OJ, Brate, soon to have Miller back and Tyler Johnson. Why in the world would I be excited about replicating our 2010 offense?

    We should be putting up, legit, nearly 40 points a week, and should have had 50 tonight.

    I don’t want a run first Fournette lead offense. See above on why.

    I have no issues with Fournette running the ball, he’s been good lately, but while 81 yards at 3.7 per carry is OK, I’d much rather pass for 400+ yards and 5 TDs.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    BTW, what exactly did that Eagles player say to Lenny to get the 15-yarder? It must have been some extremely hurtful language to get a penalty in that situation. I don’t think it made any difference in the game, but what a j-o ref, using that time to call a PF because of something that was said. Just when you think the NFL can’t get any more stupid and soft, they do.

    With that said, the Bucs have gotten screwed on so many calls over the year, they could give us every call from now until 2100 we’d only just be breaking even.

  14. adam from ny Says:

    i would have liked to see them punch the ball in at the end for 35 points…

    like “fugg that, we da bucs son!”

    rack up some dam points…

    especially after philly went for 2 on the td before…

    (i understand the 2 point logic, but it was still a little pushy – like they were gonna win lol – we should be racking up more points and be a little more savage…kneel down too much and you might get balls slapping your chin) 🙂

  15. godlovesbucs Says:

    Tod- it’s something the NFL is trying to Crack down on. It wasn’t what he said, but that he directed anything toward an opposing player. If you make a big play, can’t direct anything at the player or its taunting. Sad rule imo.

  16. adam from ny Says:

    there was a lot of jersey exchanging and signing on camera…

    i saw vita exchanging and signing in the background of lenny’s interview on camera…

    a bucs staffer was literally wrastling vita’s jersey off his body – on camera…it was getting weird at first – i was like wtf is going on behind lenny…

    maybe lenny and erin are gonna be a couple in the near future 🙂

  17. BuucccNASTY he p Says:

    Rod Munch, when you don’t need 40 points, you don’t need 40 points to win. Dallas shows us we can when we need to, but why drop Brady back 50 times a game when we simply don’t need to… also this team is finally playing chess, not checkers. When playoffs roll around and games really REEEEALLY matter, leftwich and Brady should have plenty of surprises. If we went full tilt right now now only are we exposing our biggest names (names you just mentioned) to unnecessarily being punished in a long season, but your showing our hand for when the games are do of die.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    godlovesbucs – Based on Fournette’s reaction, I think the guy was reading off some of Gruden’s emails. I can’t imagine Fournette would have had that look on his face if the guy was just flexing and yelling, ‘yay I stopped you’. Pretty sure he had something else to say.

    All in all, it’s completely disgusting to penalize someone for words, or taunting, or flexing. Unless the guy ripped off Fournette’s helmet and threw it into the stands, you don’t throw a penalty on that play. Again – I don’t believe for a second it changed the course of the game, but I can’t stand garbage calls like that, even if the Bucs get the call.

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    BuucccNASTY — this team is finally playing chess, not checkers.


    How about instead of chess, we play football, score 50, and everyone goes home happy.

  20. Buccos Says:

    If the league told all the teams that they are cracking down on taunting then they should have told their players. I am not in the woke mob but I am all for cleaning up the league. Apparently they have decreased concussions by 25%. It doesn’t matter what point of the game it is. Besides the calls had gone against us the whole game so maybe it was a make up call.

  21. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Lenny has been balling.

  22. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I havent seen a Bucs running back run like that since Cadillac Willams rookie year!

  23. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Lenny is like a better Legarrete Blount

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    Tbbucs3 — uh, Doug Martin was literally an ALL-PRO who had almost 1500 yards. He was a hard little fella to take down too.

  25. Tbbucs3 Says:


    I get Doug Martin had good years. But im referring to running styles. Ive never seen Doug Martin plow straight through people before….even though yes, he ran hard.

  26. Delusional Intelligence Says:

    Keep feeding the hot hand the rock, this will just make the play action that much more lethal.

  27. Mike Says:

    BA, do not overuse Lenny now. Should give chances to other RBs. It is good to give Gronk some rest now.

  28. Bird Says:

    Seriously…does munch have an endless supply of yahyow at his house
    I mean yell yell yell all the time. So angry
    Grrrrrrrrrr. Gggggrrrrrrrr

    Yah lets make a 44 year old throw 50 plus times a game so his career is done sooner rather then later

    Running ball takes time off clock and our injured / shoddy defense off the field
    Eagles tried to stop the pass. So the bucs ran it down their throats
    But i do agree playcalling got blah in second half. Boring

  29. Biff Barker Says:

    A win is a win is a win.

    On the road, in Philly, very short week. Impressive.

    BL called Lenny’s number and he was first in line, he came ready to play and did a great job.

    Screw the 40 points a game crowd.

  30. Duane Says:

    This guy worked into being a three down back on a team that doesnt run the ball and supposedly has a two headed rushing attack. The offense is still scoring and now eats a lot of clock to help the defense. He is playing with an edge, and it seems as if the team is responding as well.
    Changing my mind on most improved Buc to Mr Fournette.

  31. Ash Says:

    Lenny seems like a different player catching the ball at a high level pass blocking at high level running people over got a little shiftyness to him at times way to go Thursday night lenny

  32. Hodad Says:

    Rojo’s role is now to spell Lenny. He’s doing his job. He’s not sulking knowing he’s the #2 now. When he gets his carries he’s running hard. That’s all you can ask. Not many teams have two all pro backs. Fans need to lighten up on Rojo.

  33. orlbucfan Says:

    Fournette is showing more and more why Jags drafted him. And his getting fed up with their constant losing ended up being a Bucs gain. He is much better than Blount.

  34. Bucsfanman Says:

    Run the football effectively and voila!

    I have never seen a team make “easy” look that hard!!! Under no circumstance should Philly have been within a TD of winning last night.

  35. Brandon Says:

    If LaMarcus was any dumber he would just be a drooling blob. Howard is trade bait, Jones is done… depth is important, ignoramus. Even on commenting on blogs. When the biggest idiots don’t show up with stupid stuff to say, we always have you to back them up.

  36. Swampbuc Says:

    Brandon – excellent, man! When the village idiots have their global convention, he’s the keynote idiot every time.