Seeing the touchdown by the Buccaneers was special in its own right, but hearing Leonard Fournette’s take on the play may have been even better.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in a huge play like the Buccaneers put on the field last night in overtime versus the Bills. A big play going for nearly 60 yards to put the game away can make even the most stoic fans stand up and shout, and the drama of a play like that happening at home for the Bucs only adds to the wow factor.
While a moment like that will already live in the minds of the fans for years to come as a legendary occurrence during such a special time in franchise history, Leonard Fournette’s commentary on the play after the fact only adds to the moment.
Greg Auman Tweeted out the interview, and fans can see that Fournette made it very clear what he saw just before the final touchdown ended the game.
For those who had not yet seen the play, the Bills did bring the heat with their defense. Fournette and the offensive line did have their hands full, and Fournette ended up on the ground trying to keep Matt Milano from getting to Tom Brady again on a key down.
The pass protection came up huge when it needed to, and this play puts two things in clear perspective for Fournette.
First, he is hilarious. It is easy to see why so many fans support him. The humor has been a huge reason why Fournette has become a fan favorite so quickly, and it’s hard to hear this interview and not laugh.
It is also worth noting that Fournette is a great pass blocker. This has been a skill that Buccaneer running backs have struggled with for some time now, but not Fournette. Lenny has been able to block, run, and catch and an extremely high level, and the Bucs are very lucky to have a clear RB1 for the future.
Fortunately for Tom Brady, now he knows that he can trust Leonard Fournette against any more “crazy-ass blitzes” throughout the season.
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