Is Leonard Fournette Tipping 240 Pounds?

December 2nd, 2021


Lombardi Lenny/Playoff Lenny might need a new nickname.

NFL Scouting Combine junkies may remember how Leonard Fournette drew some moans and groans when he weighed in at 240 pounds prior to the 2017 NFL Draft. Some said he was too heavy at 6 feet tall.

Fournette had a great rookie year and then returned in 2017 and said he had cut down to 223.

Yesterday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Bucco Bruce Arians was talking to his former boss and current friend Bill Polian, the Hall of Fame general manager. In a discussion about Lombardi Lenny, Arians referred to him as a “240-pound back.”

Lombardi Lenny himself joked a bit about his weight this summer when he said he switched to jersey No. 7 in part because the long single digit make him look slimmer.

Man, if Lombardi Lenny sure his hammering defenders like he’s 240 pounds or more. He’s consistently mauling people and seems to be loving the contact more than he did last season.

Rich Gannon, the former MVP quarterback, was raving on SiriusXM NFL Radio about Lombardi Lenny’s “soft hands” and his transformation in that area of the game since he’s joined the Bucs. The 51 receptions for Lombardi Lenny this season rank third-most among running backs.

23 Responses to “Is Leonard Fournette Tipping 240 Pounds?”

  1. WyldKat Says:

    When the play and results look good, he can weigh whatever he wants

  2. Steven007 Says:

    A 240 lb Lenny running downhill at full speed can’t look much different than a 245 lb Derek Henry. Absolutely no defensive back wants to take that on.

  3. Medicated Pete Says:

    He’s why we won on the road all playoffs last season. Ira still wants Ronnie Jones to play hahahahahahaha Lololololol

  4. Brandon Says:

    Mauling people? He doesn’t normally run through contact and though he is usually falls forward, he’s not a true power back. Jones is easily the best tackle breaker on the roster and kt isn’t even close.

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Rojo has a part in this, BUT NOT STARTING,
    leave that to 4tuddynette.

    You know the guy who is also 3rd in the league for a running back catching the ball.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  6. Cobraboy Says:

    Jones and Fournette are different backs.

    Fournette is a patient-then-hit-the-crease guy, whereas Jines is a high-knee-run-with-anger guy.

    Two different effective tools for the job.

  7. HeyItsAdam Says:

    Alstott was about that size…. Someone want to fact check me?

  8. Coburn Says:

    This thread makes me feel fat lol… Got the dad bod. So many of these players are such beasts and you realize how much more compact they are than the average person. Id expect a beast like him to be every lb of that

  9. chaingang Says:

    less cuts and more contact.

  10. SlyPirate Says:

    He blew up that DB last week for the TD. More of that, please.

  11. Show Me the TDs Says:

    @Coburn, I feel ya. Emmitt Smith was 5’9″, 216 lbs. I’m 5’8″, 180 lbs and in decent shape for a 61 year old. These backs must be all muscle, to be able to run like they do. It’s amazing.

  12. Bucdan Says:

    Not as big as The Bus, but he hits like a truck nonetheless!

  13. gotbbucs Says:

    Somebody post up the videos of Fournette running people over. All I typically see is him jumping into the arms of defensive players and standing there until they blow the whistle.
    I don’t know where this narrative came from of this guy running people over, but it is way over blown. He’s doing a better job than last year,, but this isn’t LSU Leonard Fournette.

  14. Will Says:

    He’s fine, and that’s all they really need. He’s also very lucky, because Rojo has had some meltdowns that gave him the opportunity. If not for Rojos meltdowns and fumbles fournette would be his usual pissy self while getting a third of the carries

  15. RojosTears Says:

    Gotta agree with Gotbbucs. Need more of him running people over. But I think that could be a mental thing, he’s been injured throughout his high school to pro career so it could be he’s preserving his body. Which he should. We know how short rb careers can be. *crosses fingers*.

  16. Buccos Says:

    Is Giovanni Bernard even on the active roster?

  17. D-Rok Says:

    I could see the power of Lenny on that game-winning TD run in Indy, where he plowed through 2 defenders at the goal-line. That was the time to lower the shoulder and power through, and he did just that. Many of his normal runs I don’t see him trying to punish defenders, and that’s OK if he remains healthy. He seems to know which times to lower the shoulder, and that’s smart. Some would say a “business decision,” but RB’s cannot plow through defenders every run – they won’t last. I like Lenny and the juice he brings, and I like having RoJo there also as a nice 1-2 punch.

    GO BUCS!!

  18. Hodad Says:

    Rojo did good with his touches including his own tuddy. Lenny the lead dog though. Maybe Gio can sneak in a catch, or a run down the road too.

  19. Buczilla Says:

    It’s still surprising to me how players can come here and actually get better. I guess I’m still jaded by far too many years of bad coaching.

  20. adam from ny Says:

    lambo lenny developing some of the softest hands in the game out of the backfield…

    new big contract = Lamborghini Lenny


  21. adam from ny Says:

    alstott came in the league at 248…

    settled in at about 260-ish and rumbled over mofos like no other

  22. Eckwood Says:

    Sorry , I just don’t see it ??? He is a recipient of opportunity and yes he can catch but he has the worst body lean in the league …….. I will say he is running a lil more violent but the rb coach should be embarrassed at how upright he is and how easy 180 dbs take him down at times ……… If the guy could get any pad level and run at all with his feet at shoulder width he would be a terror ?? Ronald Jones and Vaughn are much better runners but hey , we know Jones struggles to catch and both fumble more ,, so Lenny it Is !!! He could be so much better with proper drills because he’s not as violent as Roger Craig but he is close footed and way to upright and for the love of god he potty pats on third and short !!! Your 245 ,, pick a gap and get low and explode !!! Give Vaughn 20 touches and see what happens !!

  23. ModHairKen Says:

    He looked like Costanza escaping the fire. He was blasting guys over. That last TD run was a highlight reel run. If this is what he can do at 240, stay at 240.