Leonard Fournette Gets A Game Ball; He Gives It To The Offensive Line

September 12th, 2022

Tore up the Cowboys.

Playoff Lenny had his best rushing night as a member of the Bucs. But Playoff Lenny also knows where his bread is buttered.

After getting a game ball, the football tradition when the head coach hands the ball to the guy believed to have had the biggest impact in the win, Playoff Lenny could not accept it.

Instead, he gave it to his offensive line.

On a night where two guys, second-year center Robert Hainsey and rookie left guard Luke Goedeke made their first NFL starts, and left tackle Donovan Smith went down with an elbow injury in the first half replaced by Josh Wells, that unit busted its tail.

In turn, Playoff Lenny believed it was the guys opening holes for him that did the dirty work and should be credited with his best-Bucs night.

Playoff Lenny had 127 yards on 21 carries for 6 yards a crack.

After Chris Godwin was lost with a hamstring, Mike Evans sat out a series, and Smith messed up his elbow, Joe wanted to know if the team decided to make an effort to ground and pound rather than throw. So that’s what Joe asked Playoff Lenny.

At the time, Cowboys world-class pass rusher Micah Parson was starting to abuse Wells.

“We had to,” Playoff Lenny replied. “You have to play smart. You don’t want to put a lot of your young guys in jeopardy either. You have to find a way to help out o-line and help ourselves at the same time.

“Those guys like Luke. Josh Wells came in. It shows you every player on our team has ability. I am proud of those guys. They did a great job. Not just blocking for me, but blocking for Tom.”

When the Bucs did have to pass, Playoff Lenny became not just a willing blocker, but a punisher. On one play Parsons got past Wells and Playoff Lenny lit him up.

“I had to show him,” Playoff Lenny smiled and said while remembering his crushing block.

16 Responses to “Leonard Fournette Gets A Game Ball; He Gives It To The Offensive Line”

  1. DFW Buc Says:

    Lenny, local post game news in DFW also mentioned that crushing block. Awesome job

  2. lambchop Says:

    Mike, Chris, and Julio all were dealing with injuries to an extent. Not good. Not good at all.

    But, glad to see Lenny get to eat and share the wealth with the OL.

    JTS took time out this off-season to go to pass rushing school. I mostly saw the same speed rush every time. It’s like watching his rookie tape. Not impressed with him so far.

  3. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Dominant run game. So damn impressive. Defense and running… Some old school buc ball tonight and I loved every “boring” minute.

  4. Outsider Says:

    That chip block made the rounds so much on twitter that Micah Parsons replied in a salty a$$ post lol

  5. Goatfarmer Says:

    That video is better than porn.

    Lambasting Lenny.

    Love love love that dude.

  6. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Keep your head on a swivel out there

  7. Crickett Baker Says:

    Man, I thought JTS was terrific. He was really showing up (though maybe in the rear) on a bunch of plays to me. Hicks needs more practice.

  8. Proudbucsfan Says:

    When I saw that block during the game I got fired up and screamed and my wife jumped about 3 feet in the air. Needless to say I got slapped.

  9. Leopold Stotch Says:

    Oh man that was amazing watching it live. I laughed pretty hard. Must be what bears fans felt with Mack against Wirfs in ’20. This is much more impressive tho.

  10. Oddball Says:

    Watching that never gets old.

  11. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    Thanks for that clip Joe! Can’t believe I missed that!!!

  12. Buczilla Says:

    That was a sweet block by Lenny. Parsons is one hell of a player though.

  13. PSL Bob Says:

    Loved that play. 4Nette was unbelievable last night. He deserved the game ball!

  14. BuddhaBuc Says:

    Lumberjack Lenny!

  15. Brandon Says:

    My 17 year old daughter decided she wanted to watch and learn football last night. I stopped the broadcast and rewound this play to show her how you double team or chip block an opposing player. She was upset that Wells was so bad… I told her we would start chipping him shortly after. This was a helluva block and really helped emphasize my point.

  16. Steve Gaudreau Says:

    It was a clean legal play. If Von Miller has an issue with that then it’s his problem. Good luck to him too