Tumbling Running Game for Tampa Bay as Tom Brady’s Right Hand Man Becomes Questionable to Play Sunday

Published 11/26/2022, 8:00 AM EST
Oct 23, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to running back Leonard Fournette (7) to pass during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

Tampa Bay has quite a challenge in the season’s second quarter. The franchise will come off a bye week and have a 5-5 score. Despite standing atop the NFC South, Tom Brady and the Buccaneers must capitalize on wins. However, ahead of their matchup against the Browns, the franchise suffered a setback in the running stance, as Leonard Fournette remains doubtful for Sunday.

Tom Brady and the Bucs deal with the Browns at the FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. But they have remained prey to the injury plague, which fumbles their veteran stance and takes it off the games. It may look like a terrible setback for the run game. But the franchise may have something planned about that stance.


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Tom Brady would have a shortfall in the run game?

As Per Ari Meirov, RB Leonard Fournette remains in the doubtful zone for the Buccaneers’ upcoming game against the Browns. Tom Brady will be missing his right-hand man. A hip injury kept him out of practice for the entire week. However, the team has a backup in Rachaad White, who will start the Week 12 game. Fournette’s absence could aid the rookie running back.

In the latest injury report shared by Greg Auman, Vita Vea stands questionable for the Sunday game. However, WR Russell Gage Jr and Guard Luke Goedeke are out from the game with hamstring and foot injuries, respectively.


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Rachaad White is making an impression on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The rookie RB carried the ball 22 times for 105 yards in the Week 10 victory in Munich, Germany. The utilization and output point to grander things in the future. Moreover, with such an output, Tom Brady may not miss out on the run-game production.

Byron Leftwich sees big things over Rachaad White

Former Arizona RB Rachaad White showcased his potential and had a breakout game in the NFL International game in Munich. The offensive stance showcased his potential, and White led a notable role in it. On Thursday, Bucs OC Byron Leftwich acknowledged White did not have the experience to be like the other player early this season. But the rookie has developed.


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Byron Leftwich mentioned, “I think it was excellent to see him go out there and play an extended amount of snaps. I don’t know if he was ready for that many earlier. We saw the gifts that he had early but… We’re here with him every day, so we knew we had to get him to the point he could handle that type of load. He’s there now.”


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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. He began writing while working for an online news portal and holds a Master's Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although Pavitra enjoys watching WWE, Gronk and Brady turned him into an NFL aficionado.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial