Keyshawn Johnson: Feed Leonard Fournette

September 23rd, 2022

Knows who should get the rock.

If it was up to the best wide receiver in Bucs history before the Bucs drafted Mike Evans, the Bucs better go ground-and-pound if they want to beat the Packers.

That’s the word from Keyshawn Johnson.

The man who helped the Bucs to the franchise’s first Super Bowl and now talks football for a living on the four-letter, took to the BSPN airwaves yesterday and implored offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich to feed Playoff Lenny all Sunday afternoon.

“The red zone is a major problem for them,” Johnson said. “You don’t have the tree out there, Mike Evans. Leonard Fournette, you give him a heavy dose of that. … You put the ball in his hands as much as you can.

“Screen game, all of those sorts of things, [use them] to slow down the pass rush and put yourself in position to win the game.”

With no “tree” in Mike Evans, Joe would not be shocked if the Bucs activate, instead, the team’s other tree. That would be 6-6 tight end Kyle Rudolph.

Joe would also not be surprised, following so many drops last week, if new receiver Cole Beasley will have maybe a dozen different plays drawn up for him since he just climbed aboard the pirate ship this week.

Between Rudolph and Beasley, that’s 21 years of reliable ball-catching.

20 Responses to “Keyshawn Johnson: Feed Leonard Fournette”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    give lenny 18 carries and vaughn a dozen to equal 30 totes…

    maybe more if tom’s finger is booty

  2. Hodad Says:

    No one is Gronk, but we haven’t thrown much to the TE’s. The two Rookies have done well as blockers, but haven’t been targeted either. Time to draw up some plays for that group.

  3. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Saw Keyshawn on tv the other day. He’s not on the TB12 diet ( obviously )…but looks like he might be using The Shaun “Burger” King Method ™️.

    Rudolph is washed…and activating him would likely expose that fact. Brate…who has overachieved his entire career and provided some good play…may be washed as well.

    This seems like a game to see where Vaughn is at. Lenny is nicked up and White does not seem ready for much of a workload yet.

  4. Architek Says:

    F Keyshay!!! He’s the worst.

  5. Goatfarmer Says:

    Meshawn must not know that Lenny is playing on one leg and needs a break before he breaks.

    Vaughn (and Lenny).

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Actually, I agree with him…..for a change…….a heavy dose of running the ball (doesn’t have to be Lenny)

  7. Goatfarmer Says:

    And Vaughn must also have fresh legs.

  8. NCBucfan Says:

    Agree guys, have to give Lenny some kind of break, or he will break. Vaughn needs to get going! It’s a long season, with the way we have guys hammys breaking down, gotta be smart!

  9. Dooley Says:

    Gotta feed’em all

  10. mark2001 Says:

    Agreed. The running game would keep the Packer pass rush at bay. And if we can break some runs into the secondary, there are some huge gains to be made.

  11. Jay Molina Says:

    Keyshawn was not even the 5th best receiver in Bucs history. He’s a loudmouth who thought he was a superstar but was only an above average receiver.

  12. Eckwood Says:

    Fournette is very talented and versatile but is a terrible down and dirty , get low, fall forward, move the pile Nick Chubb type !! I know he is 245 but at the line he plays like he’s 195 …… through the line , down field is another story !! White and David will feel the difference when they man up Dillion at the line of scrimmage this week end !!

  13. Pewter Warrior 813 Says:

    Our very bland run scheme won’t allow the Bucs to succeed consistently in the run game.

  14. D-Rok Says:

    I’ve been saying it for weeks:

    SCREENS.

  15. G.Marosi Says:

    Pound the ground, screen passes and defensive stops we win this one!

  16. SOEbuc be Says:

    CLASSIC NATIONAL MEDIA. Fournette has a hamstring none of them mentioned and yet Key wants to run Lenny all day.

  17. SOEbuc be Says:

    CLASSIC NATIONAL MEDIA. Fournette has a hamstring none of them and wants to run with Fournette all day

  18. William Walls Says:

    I think KJ was probably referring to the route tree that receivers can’t run in the red zone because there isn’t enough room, making it so much harder to create separation. He’s right, of course, but it’s hardly a genius take.

  19. Biff Barker Says:

    Bucs seem to be carrying a lot of dead weight if KSV is inactive. Either old, tired or injured.
    Play, perform or get sent packing. Why bounce Tyler Johnson and keep other scrubs. Be consistent!
    BTW, still have some options left for TB. Otten, White, Ko, KSV etc. we have enough talent left to win at home.
    We need some creativity from BL. (partial credit to opponents defense thus far)

  20. Browsing from DC Says:

    I agree with Joe. You need guys with experience and savvy in the red zone. Guys who can feel the coverage and exploit the cracks in it. Rudolph and Beasley have done it their whole careers, especially Beasley. I hope Beasley is a quick learner (I expect him to learn the playback easily) and is out there Sunday. Rudolph is a huge target, good hands and smart.

    For all of the “Scooter bros” out there who think Miller will magically turn into Julian Edelman 2, there’s no need to keep up that fantasy. Beasley is that guy.

    As others have said (except Keyshawn) Lenny could use a few less carries, not more. I think only Chubb has toted the rock more than him through 2 games. Joe pointed out this crazy pace he’s on in another article. We need a healthy Lenny come January not a beat up, exhausted Lenny. I think the pass offense will start clicking soon and that will be good for everyone, especially Lenny.

 

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