Leonard Fournette was a star at LSU and the fourth general decide within the 2017 NFL draft, so when he was lower by the Jaguars earlier than the season, it was a humbling expertise. However Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians says that from the second Fournette arrived in Tampa Bay, he has gladly performed no matter function the coaches requested of him.
Fournette was so little-used at instances that the Bucs even made him a wholesome scratch, however within the Bucs’ three playoff video games he has totaled 48 carries for 202 yards, plus 14 catches for 102 yards. Coach Bruce Arians appreciates Fournette sticking with it by way of the powerful instances.
“It’s very, very onerous while you’re a celebrity and also you’re the point of interest of the offense and also you come to a [different] workforce and also you’re principally a task participant for some time,” mentioned Arians. “It’s a really onerous function to just accept. I simply instructed him, ‘This workforce is particular and also you’re an enormous a part of it. Embrace your function – you by no means know when your function goes to alter.’ Then, Ro bought damage. He bought COVID after which he bought damage. I’m actually, actually pleased with Leonard and the way in which he’s dealt with it.”
Fournette additionally had a giant function within the Jaguars’ offense in 2017. In six profession playoff video games, Fournette now has 453 speeding yards, 146 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns. His profession hasn’t gone based on plan, however he’s had an necessary half in some huge video games, along with his greatest sport on the horizon.