It has been claimed that the coaching staff of the Buccaneers have become frustrated with running back Leonard Fournette because he has allowed himself to get out of shape during the offseason.
It is easy to see why the Buccaneers are upset at the way things have turned out.
The fact that the running back has time to get in shape before kickoff is at least one positive aspect of this situation. On the other hand, his coaches and teammates are going to be rather annoyed with him because he did not take his job seriously enough throughout the offseason.
This last year, he demonstrated much greater improvement. He finished with nearly 1,250 total yards and scored ten total touchdowns during the game.
There are rumours that Fournette has gained close to 260 pounds over this off-season, despite the fact that he has performed well for the Buccaneers in each of his first two seasons with the team.
According to Rick Stroud, who follows the club for the Tampa Bay Times, the coaches aren’t satisfied with the present situation with Fournette.
“When he didn’t participate in the OTAs, but then he shows up at the obligatory minicamp weighing damn near 260, coaches were not happy, and that’s an understatement,” Stroud said. “Coaches were not happy, and that’s an understatement.” “And it is not a good indicator for a guy that you just spent a three-year contract on,” the commentator said.
In the third round of the draught that took place in April, Tampa Bay selected Rachaad White, a running back from Arizona State. White is a capable pass catcher and finished his two years with the Sun Devils averaging 6.3 yards per rush. He is projected to play a larger role as a third-down back with the Buccaneers. However, if Fournette is not in better shape when training camp begins, he may play around with the youngster and offer him the opportunity to fight for his playing time.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go into the 2022 season with a legitimate opportunity to win the Super Bowl. The Buccaneers have a real shot at making the postseason now that Tom Brady has returned to the team after only the shortest of retirements. There is ongoing speculation that Rob Gronkowski would reverse his decision to retire and sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in order to have one more opportunity to play in the Super Bowl.