Buccaneers three medalists in week one win vs. Dallas Cowboys
Buccaneers Silver Medal Winner: RB Leonard Fournette
Where to begin here?
There’s been a lot that has been said by the media about the state of the Buccaneers’ offensive line, and in fairness, we saw a bit of why against the Cowboys. The biggest talking point was the interior, primarily because if you put pressure on Tom Brady up the middle he isn’t as effective.
A lot has also been said (this time by the fans) about the Bucs’ desire to run the ball and establish the run on first down. In a passing league, the concept of milking the clock and pounding teams has become a foreign concept. Given the state of the offensive line, and quick-whip arm like Brady gives justification for wanting to throw the ball more.
That all being said, Leonard Fournette did not let any of that bother him. Known for his late-season and post-season heroics, some of which because of health, Fournette was ready to go. Not only did Fournette rush for 127 yards on the Cowboys’ defense, while catching two balls for ten yards.
Fournette also helped out in pass-protection which was much needed, including FLATTENING Micah Parsons on a chip block to assist Josh Wells who was in for the injured Donovan Smith.
Early Season Lenny, Lenny Flapjack, or what have you is here, and that is a reason to celebrate.