Playoff Lenny Rounding Into Form

December 26th, 2022

Yeah, Leonard Fournette is a lot worse than he should be in short yardage, but overall he’s been damn good since his revival game in Germany last month.

The Bucs leaned on Fournette in a huge way tonight against the Cardinals, and he came up huge.

A whopping 29 touches for Fournette ended with 20 carries for 72 yards, including Fournette’s first 20-plus-yard run of the season (23 yards). And Fournette had 9 catches for 90 yards with one being the tackle-breaking romp for 44 yards that sparked the Bucs’ fourth-quarter turnaround. Fournette finished with 9 catches for 90 yards on 10 targets.

It sure feels like the Playoff Lenny version of Fournette is emerging.

Fournette now has 68 catches this season for 500 yards and 3 touchdowns. And he’s up to 640 yards on the ground. Those 1,140 total yards from scrimmage are pretty damn good.

Joe can see Fournette building confidence, and clearly Tom Brady believes in him. That’s a healthy combination for playoff football, assuming the Bucs get there.

13 Responses to “Playoff Lenny Rounding Into Form”

  1. ElioT Says:


  2. LakelandSteve Says:

    Lenny looked like the playoff Lenny of old on the 44 yard pass completion. Also had some good hard nosed runs.

  3. sasquatch Says:

    He’s not very good. He’s an overpaid Earnest Graham.

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    Always a good thing to have two good RBs, and White and Lenny are both playing well right now.

    Just stop with the idiot Leftwich play calling, and these guys would be even better.

  5. unbelievable Says:

    Guess we are really digging to find some bright spots…. And I get it. Lenny did play well. His huge run after the catch basically saved the Bucs.

    But my god what a putrid, pathetic performance.

    Leftwich can’t be fired soon enough.

  6. EEK Says:

    Best player

    This team is grotesque

    Easy schedule and a bit of luck and somehow they got to 7 wins

    Carolina is poised to destroy this team next week

  7. The Anomaly Says:


  8. Ed Says:

    This team doesn’t know what it’s doing. There is just to much sloppiness on offense. Not enough diversion or element of surprise.

    Who knows how they’ll play against Carolina. Their defense has improved but offense is like a high school playbook.

  9. David Says:

    Rounding into form?

    Prior to the past few drives, what I saw most of the game & year was a running back who gets the least amount of yards possible every time he touches the ball.

  10. Bobby Swift Says:

    I love and hate him. He’s no good for 1/2 yard runs even tho he’s a house, yet he breaks off big gains when we need them. Makes no sense.

  11. Proudbucsfan Says:

    We just barely won against a really bad team with a third string Qb. This team is not beating Carolina Sunday this offense isn’t built to play the way it’s played all year. Todd Bowels went and tried to fix something that wasn’t broken. Where do I pitch in for the fire Bowles billboard?

  12. Tucker Says:

    Hmm ok didn’t look good.

  13. steele Says:

    Lenny is not a great feature back. Never has been. No explosiveness, no suddenness, NO POWER (regardless of the hype that is he some kind of beast). High, tip toeing, taken down, terrible in short yardage. Even when he has open space, not impressive. “Big runs”? So what. Lenny is slow. Better backs would be gone, in the end zone.

    Rachaad is slow, too. When Lenny goes, Rachaad the new Lenny takes over with many of the same characteristics.

    This team is in need of a true elite NFL feature back. Thanks to poor personnel management, it could be years without one.