Surprisingly, the Jacksonville Jaguars have gone into Heinz Field and shellacked the Pittsburgh Steelers. That is thanks, in no small part, to the play of star rookie running back Leonard Fournette.
On the day, Fournette has amassed 25 carries for 88 yards and a spectacular leaping touchdown. But that TD is no his only big highlight of the game. Early in the 4th quarter, with the Jags already up big, Fournette broke a big run along the Steelers sideline. But the yards he gained were not the most notable thing that happened; instead, it was the fact that Fournette seemed to be actually encouraging the Steelers defense to come hit him:
Leonard Fournette is legitimately calling out defenders to come hit him pic.twitter.com/mzCU2t4guJ
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) October 8, 2017
I guess when you’re playing as well as Fournette is right now, you can get away with stuff like that. Even with encouragement, there still probably aren’t too many players — even in the NFL — who would look forward to trying to take him down when he has a full head of steam.