Outdoors of perhaps Tom Brady, nobody on the Bucs’ offense is extra mentioned than working again Leonard Fournette. The emergence of Fournette during the last three video games has not solely helped the Bucs win all three, nevertheless it’s introduced a degree of pleasure as nicely.
Fournette has 332 dashing yards on 78 makes an attempt and three touchdowns this season, together with 25 receptions for 213 yards. The majority of this, although, has are available wins over New England, Miami and Philadelphia. Fournette accounted for 376 all-purpose yards and three dashing touchdowns in these video games.
There’s no query he’s discovered a groove on this offense, and a few extra nicknames to go together with it. These embody “All Season Lenny” and “Thursday Night time Lenny” so as to add to the ever rising listing.
“My coaches belief in me and within the recreation plan,” Fournette mentioned. “And the gamers too. So simply taking over that function. I’ve been doing it my complete life too. Final 12 months form of helped me too. I nonetheless really feel contemporary, not getting the ball a variety of instances [led to] not too many bruises on my physique. So I really feel good. I’m in good condition proper now.”
“(He’s) actually good, actually good,” head coach Bruce Arians mentioned about Fournette’s progress in Tampa Bay. “He’s slot in, he’s discovered his area of interest. When ‘RoJo’ (Ronald Jones II) received damage he took over and he’s not trying again. He’s taking part in actually, very well.”
Enjoying so nicely brings a variety of pleasure with it. Fournette’s had a good time with the Bucs, going as far as to say that he feels as completely happy as his rookie 12 months with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“Yeah, I’m completely happy right here,” Fournette mentioned. “I’m very completely happy. I used to be in all probability my first 12 months in Jacksonville, nevertheless it’s prefer it’s again to that. I’ve received the one 12 months underneath my belt with an amazing group of fellows and other people. I like it right here. They usually love me, so identical.”