RB1: Playoff Lenny

October 15th, 2021

Playoff Lenny breaks loose against the Eagles.

If you didn’t know, now you know.

There should be no doubt who the Bucs’ No. 1 running back is after last night’s 28-22 Bucs win over the Eagles in Philadelphia.

It’s Playoff Lenny. The guy had one of his best regular season games since arriving in Tampa, 2 touchdowns and 127 yards of offense from scrimmage.

In fact, it wasn’t just last night but this past month, Playoff Lenny has been on a roll. Consider that Playoff Lenny has now had three straight game of 100-or-more scrimmage yards for the first time since Weeks 4-8 of the 2019 season. Fournette has six career games with multiple rushing touchdowns.

After the game, Playoff Lenny seemed to dismiss any extra credit he was being given for the win.

“To be honest, it is just hard work,” Playoff Lenny said. “Throughout the week, we had a game plan and I try and follow that as much as I can down to the core to help my team out and put us in a better position. That is all I am doing.”

Joe’s stoked that Playoff Lenny is on a roll. Like Bucs quarterback Tom Brady said after the game last night, when Playoff Lenny is rolling, the Bucs are a hard team to beat.

22 Responses to “RB1: Playoff Lenny”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete wants J. Licht deported if no trade is made this week for a CB. Lenny is a 240lb bowling ball

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    I think Rojo is the better runner, but apparently he’s a legit headcase, and I can catch better than he can (literally).

    With that said, you should go with the hot hand and Fournette has looked great lately — and most importantly he’s cleanly catching the ball, not knocking it in the air for interceptions. As long as he stays hot, you keep riding him. He certainly seems to get better from week to week, so keep it going.

  3. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I was thinking the exact same thing, watching Fournett last night.
    He was hurting the Eagles so badly that one of them got in his face, and get penalized.
    No doubt that he is our best back.

  4. Robert Says:

    Seeing him on the sidelines late last year you could see his enthusiasm and it showed on the field. He is making the most of his opportunity, and mad props for it.

    I hope rojo’s ego can take it and he can man up like LF did last year.

  5. westernbuc Says:

    Debating between Playoff Lenny or Lombardi Lenny is such an improvement over Muscle Hamer or Dougernaut

    I bought his jags jersey after the win in New England

  6. Joe Says:

    Debating between Playoff Lenny or Lombardi Lenny is such an improvement over Muscle Hamer or Dougernaut

    Leader of the pack for the best one-liner of the month!

  7. Medicated Pete Says:

    Pete still demands to know what the white substance was that was all over TB12’s forearm last night. Never seen that on him in 22 years. It was there pre-game & the entire game

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I agree with Rod that Rojo is the better runner…..but Lenny is the better all-around back.
    I’d like to see what Rojo could do with 15-20 carries….he had a nice run called back due to a Donovan Smith holding call. (that seems to happen to Rojo)

    Great to have both of them.

  9. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Cardinals just added ertz. A lot of these teams are trying hard to add weapons to compete with the bucs.

  10. SB~LV Says:

    Nothing really special yet, he is doing exactly what a RB on a good team is expected to do, nothing special, yet!

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    On the taunting call…….Lenny told Genard Avery he should step in front of Bryan Glazer to perform on Chucky…..

  12. westernbuc Says:

    Thanks Joe, I aim to please

  13. TOM Says:

    Lenny of course looked especially good last night. Now might be the time to consider somewhat of a bust. Can’t catch. Can’t block. Maybe Gio should spell Lenny more instead of Rojo. Rojo IMHO has been given more than enough chances to bloom.

  14. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Fournette is the better RB, not just about being a runner. Everyone would like to see what ROJO could do with 15 to 20 carries, but the mistakes he has made again and again, has caused the coaches to not trust him. He has earned his place behind Fournette. It has never been about talent with ROJO, it has been always about where is his head at.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  15. Wideleftandright Says:

    @Francisco Guzman:
    I’m a lifelong Bucs fan ,however the Bucs are very fortunate to be 5-1.
    Arizona ,would beat the cleats off the Bucs right now.
    Too many injuries right now for the Bucs.Not only in the secondary but also it seems JPP is not himself and playing half speed Lavonte being hurt ,Gronk being hurt and the whole of the defensive backfield being out sucks.
    How many times does Jamel dean need to be flagged before he gets his head around.

  16. Francisco Guzman Says:

    @Wideleftandright i am not afraid of the cardinals. Still feel the rams are better than them. Bucs just need to get healthy in the secondary.

  17. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Wideleft…….How many times does Jamel dean need to be flagged before he gets his head around.

    Great question.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  18. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Before all of you get real giddy about Gio backing up Fournette, please realize that he can’t block worth a shat. He nearly got Brady killed when a rusher ran him over.
    His blocking has to get better.

  19. Ed Says:

    The Bucs love being doubted. They certainly proved with a good offensive game plan they can move the ball on any team and score tons of points.

    Just remember this current win streak has been without Brady’s safety blanket, Rob Gronkowski. Not having him on the field cuts down on some of the big plays.

    The Cardinals certainly are a very good team but the Bucs and Brady are still the champs and when they play their A game on both sides of the ball there isn’t a team in the NFL that can play with them.

    They are exactly where they need to be, playing good enough to keep winning while 4 of their starters are healing up. The way Shaq has stepped it up the past few games is really encouraging. Vea is playing at a high level. If Devin White can figure out what he is doing, he should be making more impact plays.

    The rookie JTS needs to be on the field. If the Bucs match up vs the Cards, JTS has more speed than anyone on the DL or linebackers and can chase Murray around. Again, we have been playing some aspects of the game in the C grade and still are winning.

    Last nights offensive play selection in second half was pretty poor. No way should they be running so much on first down. They shouldn’t have changed the game plan and gotten away from attacking the middle of the field with the pass. Howard improved but he is nothing compared to Gronk!

  20. Rod Munch Says:

    Chris – Gio’s rep with the Bengals was that he was a good blocker, so it could just be that he’s still learning the system. But the Bucs wouldn’t have brought him in if he couldn’t block.

  21. MoK Says:

    Lenny played well last night. I just want to know where this talk of RoJo being a head case is coming from? We only know what we are told. None of us KNOW him, so how do we know that’s what it is? Wouldn’t you question yourself if every time you made a mistake you were out for the rest of the game? Especially when others don’t have that same fate?

    I think we are lucky to have amazing backs and amazing wide receivers. I just hope people don’t lose sight of that fact.

  22. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Lenny is a nightmare for Db’s and sometimes LB’s when he gets to the second level, the man fights for every yard. Go Lenny!