Leonard Fournette As Dependable As A Running Back Can Be

July 1st, 2022


This stat just blew Joe away.

It seems the PFF tribe was researching earlier this summer and dug up a stat that Joe found difficult to believe. But it is true and it puts Playoff Lenny into rare NFL company.

Playoff Lenny has played five seasons. (As you are reading the following, read it in a Maxwell Smart voice.) Would you believe that Playoff Lenny has never lost a fumble on a rushing attempt in those five years in the NFL? Never!

Playoff Lenny has, including playoff games, 1,090 rushing attempts. And he has never coughed up a football to a defense on a run play. Never!

Joe’s never heard of that before. No wonder Tom Brady recruited Playoff Lenny hard when the jughead Jags cut him.

18 Responses to “Leonard Fournette As Dependable As A Running Back Can Be”

  1. bob Says:


  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    I’ve got significant warms for Lombardi Lenny. Love him.

  3. Rayjay1122 Says:

    I did not know that. That is pretty incredible.

  4. Robert Says:

    Love LF.

    Miss Rojo a bit and hope he does weeel. He was like a safety net. Hope we have another JIC

  5. allen Lofton Says:

    we lost nothing in Jones except his fumbles

  6. PSL Bob Says:

    We’ll, you just jinxed him. He’ll probably fumble on his first carry this year.

    That is one hell of a stay!

  7. Dooley Says:

    Loctite Lenny

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    That is outstanding……………….and quite amazing…

  9. BuddhaBuc Says:


    Loctite Lenny, Hahahahahahaha, that’s awesome.

  10. PewterStiffArm Says:

    Well, here comes the first one. What game this year?

  11. AtticusFlinch Says:

    alan Lofton Says:

    Sorry, not true. In addition to his fumbles, the Bucs lost:

    1) Jones’ complete lack of patience and awareness when running his signature up the middle play. Almost invariably, and with complete disregard to the laws of physics, Jones would run straight into the back of an O-lineman, or two, bounce backwards, and then desperately attempt to claw his way past the line of scrimmage.

    2) Jones’ seemingly complete disinterest in trying to get better as a pass catcher. Any other back in Jones’ position would have been begging Tom Brady for some off-season workouts and reps in pass catching. Another unfathomable.

    3) Jones’ thin-skinned tendency to fall into an immediate funk when he was pulled from a game or slighted in some way. Jones would go find a seat on the bench away from his teammates and coaches, head hanging, in full resentment over his perceived mistreatment while paying no attention to the game. Jones continued with his childish antics until a guilt-ridden BA would call his number, giving Jones a chance to “wash, rinse, and repeat”.

    4) Jones’ inability to master the most basic and most critical task for ANY running back: the QB-RB exchange. Brady was never confident that Jones would: 1) be in the correct position for the exchange 2) be in position at the correct moment for a seamless exchange, and 3) have his arms in the correct position for the exhange: arms open sufficiently, parallel with each other and the field.

    Last, and what many believe to the last nail in Jones’ stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,

    5) Jones’ mind-numbingly dumb tendency, on at least three separate occasions, to run out of bounds, BEFORE he was hit, and BEFORE THE FIRST DOWN MARKER.

    In my half-century plus as a fan of professional football, I have NEVER witnessed any other RB do this ONCE let alone on multiple occasions. I can still remember the awkward comments of the baffled t.v. game callers. Pulling that stunt just ONCE should be sufficient to sit, suspend or cut an unproductive running back. Especially one with other glaring faults.

    One thing is certain, Andy Reid won’t put up with ANY of the above.

  12. Defy9Ordinary Says:

    Great, curse him much, smh… #LFG

  13. OBVIOUS Says:

    Nice one Dooley 👍

    That is truly incredible. I mean, that’s actually stunning. I’ve gotta ask Joe,
    is he the only guy in the history of the sport to do that? Actually, I guess the obvious answer is No. He is not the only guy in history to not fumble. I’m sure some rookies from last year haven’t fumbled a ball yet. With that said, is there anyone else with nearly a 1000 carries and no fumbles? Because to my ears it seems almost impossible. It sounds like Hall of Fame stuff to me.

    Like I said, Stunning Stat that sounds and smells like Canton worthiness.

    GO BUCS!

  14. D-Rok Says:

    That’s impressive!

    LOL @ dooley – Loctite Lenny is hilarious (and appropriate!)

  15. Mike Says:

    That is extremely impressive! Such a solid RB!

  16. Pickgrin Says:

    “never lost a fumble” = Fournette has fumbled 4 times in his career (twice as a rookie) but the offense recovered every time….

    Still damn impressive. Lenny has only “fumbled” one time in 2 years with the Bucs.

  17. Duane Says:

    Please feature him more. He is a complete player, his mind is right, and he is a rare talent in his prime. He is a perfect complement to me13 and cg. We have good talent to help carry the load so he doesnt need to be a bell cow, but he can be better utilized to take care of stacked boxes or double teams on the receivers.

  18. Cobraboy Says:

    “Loctite Lenny”

    Or even better, “Loctite Red Lenny”

    Hilarious, Dooley…