Sharp Lenny, Bubble Wrap Lenny

August 20th, 2022

Joe probably should have had an EKG when Bucs stud running back Leonard Fournette started tonight’s meaningless preseason game and took the opening handoff up the gut for 10 yards.

Nice run. He looked great. Now get him the heck out of the game!

But the Bucs kept working Playoff Lenny. He finished looking ready for opening day with with five carries for 20 yards and two catches for six yards.

It’s officially official. The early-summer nonsense that Playoff Lenny was too fat for success was nothing more than the musings of a donut-loving reporter.

With Giovani Bernard nursing an injury suffered on Aug. 13 and Rachaad White looking a little shaky, the Bucs really need to put Fournette in bubble wrap and end his preseason.

Does any Bucs fan really want to see Fournette on the Indianapolis dome turf next week? Keep in mind the Rams won the Super Bowl last season without playing any starters in preseason. And the Bucs won the previous Super Bowl in a season that had no preseason.

Joe just wants Playoff Lenny staying in shape in practice and throwing the occasional right hook. No need for another meaningless preseason snap.

14 Responses to “Sharp Lenny, Bubble Wrap Lenny”

  1. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    Agreed need to be smart here

  2. Mat Martin Says:

    So Rick Stroud is a donut lover? Can’t blame him.

  3. Outsider Says:

    Good idea Joe. White looked good, too.

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    I think White would have a huge season if he was starting, but I still don’t want him out there blocking for Brady, just a bias against rookies.

    With all the injuries they’re having, if there was any thought that the Bucs might play some starters, I’m guessing they’re changing the plan.

  5. Posey99 Says:

    Another stupid decision by the Bucs staff. Why the hell is he playing against beer truck drivers ?!?

  6. Bird Says:

    Man you guys are gonna eat some serious crow this year

    White will be contributor as a rookie. Watch. He had 1 fumble last year in college but his own team recovered. He will get the gitters out

    Dude should already beat out darden for returner.

  7. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow… looking at the final stat sheet…

    Bucs had 81 net passing yards, only completed 14 passes all night. Yikes.

  8. PewterStiffArm Says:

    Uh Gisele just left a message at One Buc Place, her husband is not coming back.

  9. LakelandSteve Says:

    White is going to be a really good running back. He will learn from the fumble.
    Lenny should not have played. I don’t think any of our starters should play the next exhibition game against Indy. We need to keep as many healthy as we can for real football which starts Sept. 11.

  10. SB~LV Says:

    Titans were laying the wood!
    Vaughn was hurting in there

  11. adam from ny Says:

    tom is awol…and in touch with lawyers rn…

    meanwhile, left hook lenny is lookin’ pretty darn fit again

  12. HC Grover Says:

    Where Brady?

  13. Oddball Says:


    He’s right after the missing state of being verb: is.

  14. WillieG Says:

    He may very well have asked to play in the game. Mike Evans wants to play in one preseason game, maybe Lombardi Lenny is of the same mindset?