If it was up to the best wide receiver in Bucs history before the Bucs drafted Mike Evans, the Bucs better go ground-and-pound if they want to beat the Packers.
That’s the word from Keyshawn Johnson. The man who helped the Bucs to the franchise’s first Super Bowl and now talks football for a living on the four-letter, he took to the BSPN airwaves yesterday and implored Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich to feed Playoff Lenny all Sunday afternoon.
“The red zone is a major problem for them,” Johnson said. “You don’t have the tree out there, Mike Evans. Leonard Fournette, you give him a heavy dose of that. … You put the ball in his hands as much as you can.
“Screen game, all of those sorts of things, [use them] to slow down the pass rush and put yourself in position to win the game.”
With no “tree” in Mike Evans, Joe would not be shocked if the Bucs activate, instead, the team’s other tree. That would be 6-6 tight end Kyle Rudolph.
Joe would also not be surprised after there were so many drops last week, that Cole Beasley will have maybe a dozen different plays drawn up for him since he just climbed aboard the pirate ship this week.
Between Rudolph and Beasley, that’s 21 years of reliable, ball-catching between those two pairs of hands.
For @keyshawn, the Bucs’ offense needs to lean on Leonard Fournette 💪
“Put the ball in his hands as much as you can. …. It will put [the Buccaneers] in the perfect position to win the game.” pic.twitter.com/8sUg6RWygP
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 22, 2022
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