Buccaneers: Leonard Fournette hilariously trolls Tom Brady after win
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers needed a massive performance from Leonard Fournette against the Colts, and they got one.
Leonard Fournette is doing everything in his power to gain some traction as one of the most beloved running backs in Buccaneers history. The past 16 games for Fournette have been extremely impressive, and the game against the Colts was one of the best of his career.
Fournette finished a very contentious game with 100 rushing yards on 17 attempts, 31 receiving yards on seven receptions, and four total touchdowns. Ronald Jones also notched another rushing touchdown, so Fournette even had the potential to match Jonathan Taylor’s impressive five touchdowns from the week before.
This game was likely the crowning achievement of Fournette’s career outside of the Super Bowl, and performances like this make it evident that Tampa needs to extend their RB1 at the end of this season.
In addition to playing hard, Lucas Oil Lenny also plays hard. Everyone likes to have fun after a win, but few do it as well as Fournette.
After the game, Fournette Tweeted out the infamous picture of Tom Brady holding up four fingers, and no caption was needed. While that initial Tom Brady meme hurt at the moment, the Bucs sure have done a great job of reclaiming it with positive spins.
This was a light moment between two close teammates, but it is important to realize how huge this performance was for Fournette. The Buccaneers have struggled to find a consistent starting running back for longer than a season, but Fournette is starting to make it clear that he needs to stay in Tampa.
Fournette’s performance was even more impressive considering how little the Bucs did to disguise his use. 24 total touches is a heavy load for a pass-first team that prides itself on a committee of running backs, yet Fournette didn’t shy away from the workload and helped the offense shine.
The Buccaneers are incredibly lucky to have Leonard Fournette as their lead back, and they need to do everything in their power to make sure he stays in Tampa going forward. Tom Brady just needs to watch out.
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