Jacquizz Rodgers’ Day 1 Message

September 28th, 2016

Humiliates a linebacker

Great story shared by Bucs running backs coach Tim Spencer.

Just after opening day, Tampa Bay signed veteran running back Jacquizz Rodgers. The man is a human fire hydrant. He reminds Joe a lot of Carl Nicks, the former 6-5 Bucs guard who was a human armoire, except Rodgers is a foot shorter.

Spencer spoke on the Buccaneers Radio Network about how professional, intelligent and tough Rodgers is, and about how devoted he is to playing hard in all aspects of the game — at all times.

Rodgers is 5-5 or 5-7, depending on who is measuring, and just under 200 pounds. At his first Bucs practice, a Tampa Bay defensive player failed badly in an attempt to make Rodgers eat the turf.

“The first day that he got here, we had [pass protection] drills. One of the linebackers came and they saw him, probably saw his size, and they tried to run him over. But it didn’t happen; he set him down,” Spencer said.

“That’s right. That’s what I like to see. So he sent a message also, ‘Hey, this is the way it is.’

“He’s a pro. He’s a tough young man, takes pride in what he does.”

Fun stuff.

Joe really thought Rodgers would get more of a shot to run the ball against the Rams. He had five carries for 15 yards, and he caught the one ball thrown his way.

8 Responses to “Jacquizz Rodgers’ Day 1 Message”

  1. Kobe Faker Says:

    surprized Koetter didnt go more to the run when we were up 20-10

    love to see more running plays in the no huddle sets

    jacquizz on the draw plays can be explosive

  2. Brian Says:

    I would have preferred him to be be the regular RB last game and going forward. I don’t like Chuck when not in his usual 3rd down role. WAY to much dancing behind the line for my taste.

  3. Kobe Faker Says:

    I agree

    Jacquizz is more 1 cut north south downfield runner.

    Our holes are smaller without pro bowler mankins

    Sims strengthd is recieving hower dont sleep on jacquizz on the screens

  4. tmaxcon Says:

    sims is not the answer at rb… put him back to the role he was successful at and let rogers run the ball and play safety.

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    he had almost 1/3 of the carries, I know he played for Head Coach Koetter in atlanta, But there are still think to pick up like pass pro and audible calls!!! I am sure they are working with him to catch up!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  6. buc15 Says:

    I really like this pickup

  7. Bucsfanman Says:

    I agree that Sims should be used as we have been; change of pace and pass-catcher. That said, Rodgers would have to carry the load.
    This is where coaching has to come into play. You cannot put the ball in the air 40-50 times a game and expect to win. There HAS to be balance.

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    I would like to see all 3 RBs get carries early next week. With Doug out for at least a couple more games, we need to find out who our best 1st and 2nd down runner is. It might just be Barber the rookie.

    I say give Sims, Quizz and Barber 1 series each as the primary runner to start the game and then proceed with whoever “looks” like they can be most effective against a stout Denver defense for the rest of the game.

    Sung to the tune of the John and Yoko world peace song:
    “All Pey-ton’s say-ing… Is give rooks a Chance…”