Leonard Fournette A True Weapon In The Passing Game

June 21st, 2022

“Tommy, you know I’m underrated catching passes from you, right?”

Joe maintains the reason folks continue to push pass-catching nonsense about Playoff Lenny speaks to how little folks pay attention.

Pay attention to the Jaguars, that is.

In Playoff Lenny’s final Jacksonville season, he had 76 catches. Yes, 76! But to this day, you still hear people grumble how Playoff Lenny was/is a one-dimensional player.

So why do alleged football intellectuals continue to spout this nonsense? Because the Jags are so far off the radar and so irrelevant that Trevor Lawrence could throw for 6,000 yards and it would barely register a blip. Joe is convinced that only when the Jags have sustained excellence will they be back on the NFL radar again.

The Bucs were like that, too.

Last year, again, Playoff Lenny proved he’s not a one-trick pony. Playoff Lenny caught 69 passes. More importantly. Playoff Lenny developed into a true weapon. The PFF Tribe says he made 17 catches behind the line of scrimmage that became first-down plays. That led the NFL (minimum 25 targets).

It’s all about scoring and moving the chains and Playoff Lenny does both — on the ground and through the air.

And with Chris Godwin being out who knows how long and Russell Gage nursing a mysterious injury, Joe has a hunch the Bucs will need Playoff Lenny to continue his outstanding play in the passing game for the Bucs for at least the first month of the season.

10 Responses to “Leonard Fournette A True Weapon In The Passing Game”

  1. Bird Says:

    Not to beat a dead horse about godwin but this booger comment about november seems worst possible case return (not likely)

    They are saying obj wont return until october and he had his knee injury in super bowl.

    I have a feeling godwin will be fine and ready to go sometime in September. Grayson even confirmed he was running at 19 mph and that was almost a month ago

    Go bucs!

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    If Russell Gage isn’t at full speed on day one of TC, we need to be informed about what his injury is. There is really no good reason to keep that from the fans unless it’s something like a broken peni$.

  3. Lt. Dan Says:

    Pretty cool how just a short year or two ago we were searching for a recieving back – now we have three. Lenny, Gio and White.

  4. teacherman777 Says:

    Leonard Fournette will carry us to another Super Bowl!

    He was homeless during Hurricane Katrina. He’s a Legend!

    I’m an Auburn Tiger. 2006 Alumni.

    And I love my Tiger brother from the Bayou!

    Go Bucs! Peace Eagle!

    One Love!

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    TBBF … I still don’t understand the Russell Gage injury. He missed 3 games last season with Atlanta, but that was in Games 3,4 & 5. He played in the last 12 games & did very well (including catching 11 of 12 balls against us for 130 yds). So where did this injury come from & when did it first appear?

    We signed Gage to fill the void that’ll be there until Chris Godwin gets healthy. Yet he missed OTAs because of his unspecified injury, of which Todd Bowles said ‘Well, he’s a little sore right now, so we’re resting him. We don’t need to play him right now. So, when he’s here, he’s getting his treatment and everything. It shouldn’t be anything serious for training camp.’

    Sure hope he’s right. Keep reading these prognostications that Godwin might not be ready until Nov or even Dec. Bummer.

  6. Bucs Win Says:

    The year he had 76 catches he was only at about 5 YPC so yes the number of receptions is high but the production wasn’t good, so to me that is a wash. That being said he’s clearly improved while he’s been here with Brady.

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    Lenny can also block like a fullback. Don’t forget that. He can punish some blitzers. I expect him to go off in 2022. He made some awesome catches last year, too, one handed grabs, contested balls. Lenny is the beast.

    Lenny will approach 2000 total yards in 2022.

  8. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Maybe he will be in shape this year, after Sharp called him out ?
    Yes, he can catch passes, but our new draft pick can also catch passes out of the backfield, and has more speed, potentially making him more dangerous ?

  9. Buc92’ Says:

    He’s no weapon at 250… No good showing up that fat after an extension smh


  10. Buczilla Says:

    Fournette isn’t in Wilder’s class, but he’s the closest thing that we’ve had to him.