Bucs’ Leonard Fournette: For the first time in my life, I really have a quarterback’ – ABC Action News

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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers strengthened the running back position with the addition of Leonard Fournette, who was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.

Fournette hit the practice field with his new team for the first time on Tuesday.

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I think just me coming to Tampa made perfect sense, Fournette said. I feel like they had all the keys that I needed and vice versa. I can help the team out, and also, they can help me."

I think its probably one of my first seasons running in a six-man box which is a smart part on me. I made sure all that was in consideration with me coming here. The coaching staff [is full of] great guys Ive been knowing. Some of my coaches know them too, so it was a perfect fit for me, he added.

Fournette, who rushed for 1,000 yards or more in two of his three seasons in Jacksonville, felt as if he had to carry the offense. That wont be the case in Tampa.

For the first time in my life, I really have a quarterback, the former LSU star said of teaming up with Hall of Fame signal-caller Tom Brady. Thats an eye-opener for me. Not a lot of pressure come will on me. I guess it will be on me and him and a lot of other guys on the offense."

Especially when you have a lot of guys like Mike [Evans], Chris [Godwin], Gronk [Rob Gronkowski], Tom [Brady] and the O-Line, Fournette added. You can spread the ball to guys like that and its not just you. When the defense has to game plan, [its] against eight guys, not just one. I think that opens up a variety of things for a lot of guys on our team on the offensive side of the ball.

How much will quarterback Brady hand-off to Fournette on Sunday in the season opener against the New Orleans Saints? Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians says that No. 28 will have a solid role.

Well see, man, Fournette said. Im learning. Its not that hard. Im understanding it, understanding what the coaches want, too, and well see.

Sundays game at New Orleans kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET.

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