The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who lead the NFC South, pulled off a robbery over the Indianapolis Colts Friday night. The Bucs, headed by Rob Gronkowski, were behind 24-14 at halftime, but a gallant rally led by Leonard Fournette and company saw them win 38-31 at the end of the game.
The Bucs played sloppily in the first half, and as a result, they trailed by ten points at halftime. The squad, on the other hand, looked drastically different in the second half. Tight end Rob Gronkowski said after the game that Leonard Fournette was the one who kept the team motivated on and off the field.
Leonard Fournette: A gamechanger
Because of Leonard Fournette’s game-changing performances, Tampa Bay tight end Rob Gronkowski coined a new nickname for the running back. The tight end rushed to Twitter to announce his triumphant creation!
During his remarkable postseason run last winter, Leonard Fournette acquired the nicknames ‘Playoff Lenny’ and subsequently ‘Lombardi Lenny.’ On Sunday, he earned a new moniker, “Fourtuddies”.
Gronkowski believed Fournette deserved a new nickname after he set franchise records with a four-touchdown performance in Week 12. Fournette became just the third Buccaneer in history to score four touchdowns in a single game, and he was the first to do so with rushing and receiving touchdowns.
With 24 points, Fournette equaled Martin and Giles for the most in a single game in franchise history. Surprisingly, he was the first Buccaneer in more than six years to score a touchdown on the ground and in the air. Martin was the most recent to do it, with two running and one receiving touchdowns against Jacksonville on October 11, 2015.
On Sunday, Gronkowski did more than come up with creative nicknames. He was also an important component of the offense, with seven catches for 123 yards leading all players. In the contest, no other Buccaneer had more than 31 receiving yards. This was Gronkowski’s second 100-yard game in a Buccaneers uniform and his biggest single-game yardage total since joining the team last season.