"Playoff Lenny" strikes again, with some help from Ronald Jones
At some point, a moniker must be created for the tailback tandem that suddenly has emerged in the Bucs backfield. Since Thunder and Lightning have long since been taken, how about "Playoff Lenny and His Pal RoJo"?

The team's marketing folks have time to work on it because - thanks in part to Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones - the Bucs are living to see another week. The pair combined for 125 yards on 30 carries in Sunday's 30-20 divisionl playoff win in New Orleans. Jones, deemed a game-time decision due to a quad injury that kept him sidelined last week against Washington, had a 44-yard run negated by a Tristan Wirfs holding penalty.

"I'm telling Ro ... (forget) the injury. We need you, I'm not going to lie to you, we need you,'" Fournette said. "I said, ‘Man, understand this, you don't get many chances to make it to the playoffs (and) to have the run that we're on right now.' I'm a living example. (The Jacksonville Jaguars) went from the AFC championship (game) to the next two years not even making it to the playoffs. So big congrats to Ro for fighting through the injury - a hand and a quad."

Fournette has totaled 239 yards in two playoff games, including 107 Sunday. Though his inconsistency as a pass catcher manifested itself at times in the Superdome, he secured a Tom Brady throw (after bobbling it) near the goal line and crossed the plane for a 6-yard touchdown late in the third, tying the score at 20-all.

"It's a great combination to have 'Ro' (Jones II) healthy again and then Leonard's playing really [well]," Coach Bruce Arians said. "The blocking unit did a great job of blocking those guys - the tight ends, especially. The last time we played them, our tight ends struggled with these big guys. Joe Haeg did a great job and Gronk (Rob Gronkowski) did a great job also."

Joey Knight, Tampa Bay Times, published 18 January 2021