The playoff match for Lenny almost didn’t happen.
Leonard Fortnite’s Tampa Bay played a huge role in the playoffs, helping the Pirates reach and win the Super Bowl. According to coach Bruce Ariane, Fortnite almost didn’t make it until after the season with the club.
After being released from Jacksonville, where he mostly worked for his first three seasons, Fortnite landed in Tampa and took part in background shots behind Ronald Jones. The latter has clearly been the best full-back for most of the regular season. During the first 12 weeks of the season, Fournette had 69 lunge attempts at 271 yards and three TDs, with 28 added catches of 171 yards.
Fournette was dissatisfied with his role and rendered inactive Bucs’ Week 14 win over the Minnesota Vikings – a victory that would start an eight-game winning streak to Super Bowl. The next day, Arians has a candid conversation with the fugitive about his choice: Deal with the circumstances, or we can move on.
Arians said, “I said, ‘This is your posture. It can change as soon as a hat falls off.” Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “But this is your situation. Either you accept it, or you say, ‘Cut me off.’ I said, ‘What do you want? Because this is a very special team that you are a part of. I think you have a sense of it. Just see if you can stay there to see what happens. “He did, and I’m really proud of him.”
The rest is the date of the match.
Fortnite got his shot when Jones went to the Reserve / COVID-19 list for the next two weeks. Jones then suffered a quadruple injury before post-season, which opened the door even further for playoff Lenny. Fortnite took advantage of this opportunity. In four playoffs, he lunted 64 times for 300 yards and three TDs, including 89 yards and a TD in the Super Bowl, adding another 148 yards and one more point in 18 trolls.