Lady Luck Lenny

December 12th, 2021

Every Bucs fan alive knows Leonard “Lombardi Lenny” Fournette does not need a new nickname.

He’s got plenty. But a new one is emerging and it can’t be argued.

The Bucs are now 14-0 when Lady Lucky Lenny has 12 or more carries. Fournette finished today’s game against the Bills with 19 carries for 113 yards and a 48-yard touchdown.

It’s a stunning 14-game streak for Fournette and the Bucs considering Fournette has only played in 32 games. (Remember he was benched last December against Minnesota.) Fournettes stats in those games are downright mindblowing.

Joe always writes/says that putting the ball in the hands of your best players is a recipe for wins. It always has been. Lady Luck Lenny is a special talent but the kind of running back who needs to rock enough to get in a rhythm, build confidence and size up the game in order to make his mark — and 12 carries certainly isn’t too much to ask.

24 Responses to “Lady Luck Lenny”

  1. SteveK Says:

    Feed Lenny, dude gets better throughout the game and DBs don’t want to tackle him.

  2. Show Me the TDs Says:

    “Lucky Lenny” sounds a heck of a lot better.

  3. ModHairKen Says:

    Nantz thinks his name is Big Game Lenny. Deckerhoff probably thinks his name is Earnest Graham.

  4. gotbbucs Says:

    I highly recommend never giving him the ball on a 3rd or 4th and short ever again. Pretty sure he closed his eyes on that one.
    I don’t care what anybody says, I much prefer Rojo’s running style.

    I have never seen a running back get “tackled” standing up as much as Fournette. It’s almost like as soon as he gets wrapped up he tells the defender that he’s giving up.

    When there’s actual real life yards that need to be gained, put somebody in there that wants to fight.

  5. Irishmist Says:

    What I want to know is with the game on the line in the second half why was Ronald Jones sitting on the bench looking like he was being forced to sit through an episode of The Lawrence Welk Show at his in laws house. With Bernard out it looks like Vaughn will finally get his chance, and maybe that’s a good thing.

  6. Oneilbuc Says:

    I feel bad for ROJO the bucs are going to need him in the playoffs. Free ROJO man I think he would have closed this game out late in the third quarter.

  7. gotbbucs Says:


    It’s because he’s getting FKed with no Vaseline. Coaches are doing a horrible job keeping him involved in the game.

  8. DaBux Says:

    Playoff Lenny is what this team has needed. Goodbye Ronald McDonald Jones, hello, let’s boost this man’s contract.

    Lenny has earned it.

  9. Jim Says:

    They blew a 24-3 halftime lead! Piss poor coaching

  10. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    That tweet almost didn’t age well, Joe. Lol.

  11. godlovesbucs Says:

    Lenny is ok at everything. Rojo runs much harder, but Lenny showed great patience on a few runs.

    Can we stop the designated swing screen to Fournette? It got picked last week and this week he got hit for -7, put them in a major hole. Fournette is consistent for sure, and I guess that’s what they need right now.

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    OK, so if we open the game by giving the ball to Fournette 12 times we get an automatic W?

    If so, that should be the plan each week, then we, as fans, can have a stress free viewing experience.

  13. rrsrq Says:

    Key first down also, by “lenches”, see what I did there

  14. Tampabaybuscfan Says:

    Lenny ran 21mph on that TD…he is deceptively fast……especially in the open field….not so much between the tackles.

  15. Jay Says:

    Seems like Lenny needs an I would pay for it.

  16. GregoDubya Says:

    Can we talk about the conservative play calling in the 2nd half? This is becoming a liability. We could have lost very easily yesterday due to it, blowing a 24-3 lead at the half. Why can’t Leftwich keep his foot on the gas? Fournette is playing well but a dash of RoJo seems to play to our advantage more often than not. Rojo is a good runner, he runs like he’s on wheels, and can be utilized more, even if only to give Lenny a breather.
    Go Bucs!!!

  17. Buffalo54 Says:

    This one. Almost got away on us ,let guard down in third quarter ,thank God for Brady’s Arm ,and Perriman,

  18. Wild Bill Says:

    Lenny has earned his starting role. He extends plays shedding tacklers. He has shown good hands catching passes. I like Rojo and his quick acceleration but he can’t catch passes reliably. Lenny is the Bucs best all around runner/pass catcher. And he is tough and durable. And I really like how he breaks tackles and extends running plays in heavy traffic.

  19. BucsMinisiterFuller Says:

    let’s stop calling him lady luck, Lucky Lenny is more appropriate.

  20. Eddie Marz Says:

    Got Bucs? What games are you watching? Fournette is a beast. Believe. me, he helps to bring this team together. Even early in the season when Brady was on pace for 70 touchdown passes. He knew you’ve got to have a running game also. GO BUCS!

  21. orlbucfan Says:

    Fournette is showing why the Jags drafted him. Not sure why both he and Rojo are both not lined up together in the backfield?????

  22. SB Says:

    Some of you idiots there is just no hope for.
    Even on wins you want to tear our players down. There is one word for you: Loser

  23. Stone crab sam Says:

    Lenny is a load. The Bucs are very fortunate to have him.

  24. Chant Says:

    Rojo can run but he is a risk as far as catching the ball and blocking is concerned. Ariana nor Brady has as much faith in him as fournette.