Leonard Fournette responds to Tom Brady like a son to a father

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When a football player continues to play football beyond the age of 40, he eventually will be playing with men young enough to be his sons. And so they will begin to defer to him in the same way a son defers to a father.

“It’s so funny because, you know, he’s 43 years old, you know what I mean?” Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette said recently on SiriusXM NFL Radio, via JoeBucsFan.com, regarding quarterback Tom Brady. “It’s like your father calling you to come do something. He’s always calling me and the running backs [after practice], ‘Hey Lenny, Shady [McCoy], Ro [Jones], come get some routes.’ And that’s what we do, and it’s paying off right now.”

Brady’s leadership and work ethic have helped the Buccaneers get better and better and better, as the cumulative effect of the effort and desire and progress continues to reveal itself. Now, they’ve got another 12 days to put in the work necessary to prepare for Brady’s latest date with destiny, in the Super Bowl.

It won’t be easy for Brady because it never is. He’s 6-3 in Super Bowls. He’s never won one in a blowout. But for a comeback for the ages against the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, the aging quarterback would be 5-4 in Super Bowls. And it will take all that he and his teammates have to avoid having Brady’s all-time mark slide to 6-4, because the Chiefs may be the toughest opponent Brady has ever faced in a championship game.

25 responses to “Leonard Fournette responds to Tom Brady like a son to a father

  1. The Rams were Brady’s toughest opponent. Chiefs are great but defense and offense for the Rams were elite not just the offense.

  2. But for a comeback for the ages against the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, the aging quarterback would be 5-4 in Super Bowls.
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    I love this. Well, if not for a helmet catch he’d be 7-2. We can play this game all day. Bottom line, he is 6-3 in SBs. An amazing and astonishing record.

  3. I’m still waiting for one call in a game to go against bradys team. I have personally never witnessed any yet which is astonishing to say the least. Never had there been a player who continually receives every call in his favor. Why is this always ignored by the media?

  4. Then stop dropping your father’s balls. Go Bucs.

  5. thermanmerman99 says:
    January 26, 2021 at 5:36 pm
    I’m still waiting for one call in a game to go against bradys team. I have personally never witnessed any yet which is astonishing to say the least. Never had there been a player who continually receives every call in his favor. Why is this always ignored by the media?

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    Hmmm. How about the SB against Philly on 2 TD’s. One where the player didn’t get both feet down, and the other TD that was ruled a catch on a play that hadn’t been ruled a catch that entire year. Those plays didn’t go against him?

  6. He’s telling you to “get some routes” because your offense basically has zero production from the running backs in the passing game.

  7. Oh so you genius talk about how Mahomes go be playing in his 4th Super Bowl in a row, but say stuff like Brady could be 5-4 in Super Bowl’s. Why not 0-8? Why not 9-0?

  8. lgw91s says:
    January 26, 2021 at 5:53 pm
    thermanmerman99 says:
    January 26, 2021 at 5:36 pm
    I’m still waiting for one call in a game to go against bradys team. I have personally never witnessed any yet which is astonishing to say the least. Never had there been a player who continually receives every call in his favor. Why is this always ignored by the media?

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    Hmmm. How about the SB against Philly on 2 TD’s. One where the player didn’t get both feet down, and the other TD that was ruled a catch on a play that hadn’t been ruled a catch that entire year. Those plays didn’t go against him?
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    Or. The half dozen holding penalties on that “helmet catch”

  9. Stop with the freaking ageism already. Geez! Can we ever talk about athletes without bringing age into it? Joe Buck is the worst but I’m surprised you’re buying into it too Mike.

  10. It’s true Brady’s influence on this team is evident now but let’s be honest, the defense carried them to the SB. The defense will need to beat Mahomes just like they beat Brees and Rodgers.

  11. This is going to be one hell of a super bowl. I thought perhaps this year would be some kind of a fluke champion. Maybe get in a 10 game season. Maybe get a lot of the super stars missing significant time, and some fluky team win the Lombardi. But no. It’s the top two QB’s (Rodgers is right up there, too) in the NFL, and the two best teams. They played an entire schedule. This turned out to be one awesome football season, and this title game is icing on the cake. Anyone can win. As we see every week, a ref’s call or a non-call can make the difference. Maybe a dropped interception, or a holding penalty gets a TD called back. Whatever. These are two teams both capable of being world champions. Tom Brady is going for #10. It’s like watching Babe Ruth. Your grandkids are going to be asking you about Tom Brady. I’m just going to enjoy it.

  12. thermanmerman99 says:
    January 26, 2021 at 5:36 pm
    I’m still waiting for one call in a game to go against bradys team.

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    You’re right. It’s widely known that the league and all of its working pieces decided for no reason whatsoever 20 years ago to gift the Patriots every single call. I think this contract was secretly transferred to benefit the Tampa Bay Bucs for 2 years. Everyone is in on it!!

    It’s also not a coincidence whatsoever that you have been a fan of a team for years that Brady has wiped his feet on, and may have a slight hatred for any success Brady has.

    This season must burn. It will end one day. It just seems like forever.

  13. the Chiefs may be the toughest opponent Brady has ever faced in a championship game.
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    Right.

    They said that with the Rams “Greatest Show on Turf”

    They said that with the Seahawks

    They said that with the Rams, again

    Not saying KC is going to be a cakewalk, but Brady has heard these words before

  14. The Bills should be thankful that they did not win the AFCCG. Going to the SB and facing Brady, then losing, would of destroyed the Team for years to come.

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