The Pewter Report’s Jon Ledyard joins the podcast for a 30-minute dive into Giovani Bernard’s prospects: Why his multifaceted game is not only a great fit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneer offense, but also why he could be more than Tom Brady’s “next James White” in 2021.
Giovani Bernard is one of those NFL players whose tape has often been better than his statline. Most people forget that Giovani Bernard was one of the top 2-3 running backs in his draft class. Especially the Cincinnati Bengals.
After giving Bernard a prominent role in the offense early Bernard’s career, they saw Jeremy Hill as the future of the backfield. Even after that didn’t pan out, Marvin Lewis and his offensive staff(s) coveted a big back. Even when Bernard was on the field and the offense had one or two standout linemen, the unit as a whole has been one of Cincinnati’s longstanding weaknesses.
It’s why colleagues like J Moyer and I have long wished for Bernard to have an opportunity to play in the Patriots’ offense. Now a Buccaneer, we have gotten better.
Pewter Report beat writer and NFL Draft analyst Jon Ledyard joins this 30-minute show to discuss Bernard’s excellent training camp and why we could be looking at Bernard as not only part of 1-2 punch with Ronald Jones but also a better version of James White because he’s a superior runner between the tackles.
This is a fun deep dive on one player who is getting overlooked in what could be a historically productive offense in 2021.
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