Fighting For No. 1

April 13th, 2017

Producer Jacquizz Rodgers is the star of a new video

Way too short, and too slow.

That’s been the song sung for Jacquizz Rodgers throughout his NFL career.

When you measure at 5-foot-6 at the NFL Scouting Combine, and some people swear you’re even shorter, that’s what happens. But few running backs were bigger workhorses in college. At Oregon State, Rodgers had 939 touches in three seasons, good for 51 touchdowns — FIFTY-ONE! — and a 4.9-yards-per-carry average.

Bucs fans saw Rodgers shine big time when he got a surprise chance to be the Bucs’ No. 1 running back last season.

During the five games in which Rodgers got 15 or more carries, he averaged 4.3 yards per carry while totaling two touchdowns plus two receiving TDs.

Joe’s not a believer that 27-year-old Jacquizz can be a No. 1 running back for the Bucs and produce in that role through an entire season. But what does Dirk Koetter think? That’s what really matters, especially as the Bucs decide which of the roughly dozen sold running backs in this deep draft class they like.

Joe suspects Koetter was all fired up seeing this new video below from Jacquizz and one of his trainers. It sure got Joe drooling more for football season.

30 Responses to “Fighting For No. 1”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    cook, rodgers and barber. sounds about right…

  2. Billy Buc N Brazil Says:

    Bucs will send a 3rd round pick to Buffalo in exchange for L. McCoy!!

  3. Cannon Says:

    I imagine that its tough for a 6′ or taller person to be able to get low enough to tackle an Oompa Loompa…

  4. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    From the second I saw Quizz on the field, and the power he has on those legs, the determination to play hard..pure beast..

    I remember my son and I watching his debut game and we were like “WUUUTTT” , impressed to the max..watching opposing teams get dragged along with his bulldozer body..

    Either Cook or Mccaf or anyone else, with Quizz? Yeah, I’ll take it..

  5. Ace WigSplitta Says:

    Damn what anyone else says I think he has earned the right to start!Let the new guy beat him out!!

  6. Gencoimports Says:

    I want the Bucs to go to war with Rodgers, but he is not a full time RB over the course of the season.

    It doesn’t really matter what Koetter thinks about this either, because if he chooses to challenge that statement, the laws of physics will prove it out.

  7. Guzzie Says:

    Kinda of remember Quizz getting hurt, but mans got heart

  8. Stanglassman Says:

    I like Jac Rogers as much as any of the 2 tier rbs coming out this year. I could be a little bias because I’ve been following him since he was a little kid.
    Fun fact: My brother use to coach peewee football and Rogers and Andy Dalton were on the same team. They were the TB Buccaneers so this is Jac Rogers 2nd time playing for the Bucs.

  9. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    StanGlassman…that’s cool!!!!

  10. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Jaq is so slow, what looks like slomo is actually his real time speed anything looking normal they just fast forwarded it some. The camera made him look taller too!🤣🤣

  11. Kobe Faker Says:

    Quizz is a cutback runner with good vision and very good reciever

    tough to tackle him because of his size and defenders over pursue and out of balance leading to broken arm tackles

    Quizz doesnt look great at underwear practice with his patient cutbacks …but very productive in gametime

    if he has enough carries,,,he is a 1000k runner and 10 times better runner right now than peterson

    Jac “All I do is gain over 4 yards” Quizz

  12. cover deuce Says:

    And he should only improve with a full offseason practicing behind our OL under his belt. I’m telling you RB is not nearly as dire as fans and analysts would have you believe. Quizz and Sims are your 1a and 1b. No need to reach for the position with your 1st pick. Go out and find some talented depth in rounds 3-5 and call it a day.

  13. Captainjimbo Says:

    The guy played his heart out last year for the Bucs. More importantly he produced when no one else did. He deserves his touches this year and I believe he will get them. If Sweezy mans up JR may have a big year. I don’t feel good taking a RB in the 1st but if I did I would hope CMac. The kid is so versitail I would feel comfortable not picking up a WR until the 4th or 5th round. Maybe someone like Josh Reynolds or Josh Malone. Then we could spend our 2nd, 3rd and 4th picks S, DE, OL or maybe even CB depending on who falls to us.

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    Quizz has some good skills and makes for a decent #2 RB. But you can’t in all seriousness go into an NFL season with Quizz at the top of your depth chart and expect him to stay healthy all year and run for 1000+ yards. If you do that you are VERY likely to be disappointed in the results.

    Jason Licht is smarter than that and won’t make that mistake – but Quizz deserves and has earned the right to be in the mix and get some touches throughout the year for sure.

  15. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Blount is still available, that would be quite a bruising combination. Talk about wearing a defense down.

  16. PRBucFan Says:

    I am a believer in Quizz and coach loves him

  17. rhenry Says:

    He reminds me of an old school fullback named Robert Newhouse. Imagine Quizz and a Cook or Mac in the same backfield.

  18. Defense Rules Says:

    Don’t know if anyone else keyed on it, but right near the end of the video Jameis throws a bullet to Jaquizz that would’ve cut most RBs in half. Fastball extraordinaire. Jaquizz not only grabbed it no problem, but he turned on a dime and started up-field. Doubt he’ll be the Big Kahuna in the RB stable, but he’s an extremely valuable addition and he’ll get his share of carries.

  19. Mo_Downs Says:

    Let Quiz split time with Joe Mixon and we won’t need to draft a TE (replaced by a OL/DL player who can block), a WR (Simms, Rogers and Mixon catch as well or better than most” of our TE/WR roster. Hell, we might not even need to draft any OL.

    Both Mixon and Quiz have the “Shake n Bake”, “Show N Go”, and Mixson has a whole lot of “Sideline TWING”.

    For those not familiar with term: “Sideline TWING”, imagine a sweep play where the RB turns the corner on the sideline and gets 20yds before the first defensive player is aware the ball has been snapped.


  20. Dewey Selmon Says:

    This is why I would consider redoing Martin’s contract and stashing for his suspension. If Rodgers doesn’t look good or gets injured, we have a guy who only produces during even/odd years. And this is hie year. And draft Foreman/Hunt/Conners in Rd 2-4

  21. Not there yet Says:

    This team is getting better and counting on rookies less and less. There’s only two or three spots left on the roster where we hope a rookie beats of a vet. I hope a runningback and safety comes in to take a top spot but wouldn’t mind a defensive lineman or a slot receiver coming in and making our starters nervous

  22. Capt.Tim Says:

    Rodgers will never get the respect he deserves- due to his size.
    While he may not be an every down back- who is now days?
    Everyone does Running back by committee.
    Dont get the Sims hate either. I thought he showed progress.
    Had one of the best runs Ive ever seen. Its on Utube.

    We need another back.but do not need to waste a first round pick on a guy with chronically bad shoulders.

    D’onte Freeman. Or Marlon Mack. Or several others.

    We got Rodgers off the street. Rbs are easy to find- and all look great, if ypu have a great line.
    Like ours.

  23. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Don’t count out a Doug Martin rebound season

  24. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’d like to see the muscle hamster help run the Bucs into the SB. It may not happen if the Bucs go RB in the early rounds. I’m OK with that too. Even Cook in the first.

  25. 1sparkybuc Says:

    I would like Mixon paired up with Rodgers. His single issue is two years in the past. Cook’s ISSUES are more recent and concerning to me. I trust Mixon won’t repeat his mistake and his stock is rising. Some “experts” have Cook falling out of the first round. Not sure why but there has to be some basis for it.

  26. Kobe Faker Says:

    Alot of GMs think DC wont be able to cut his ties to the Miami scene/crib

    Immaturity and trust issue

    10 milly instantly in the hands of a 21 year old walking around the streets of miami

    DC has more of a chance to be in legal trouble in the future than joe Mixon….IKFO…In Kobe Fakers Opinion

    ***Sometimes im glad I only get my $750 monthly disability check and $190 food stamp card each month

  27. Mike Johnson Says:

    WHO? the F..Cares? we don’t have no 1…the ? is mute!! LEt US..pick wisely when our pick comes…AMEN.

  28. PRBucFan Says:

    ^ ??? Huh lol

  29. Jon Sklaroff Says:

    How about this — I think Rodgers will lead the league in rushing. Give him the touches, man. He can block and receive too. In fact, Winston should check off more to him. He should be getting 45 – 50 catches per. He was never injury prone. Never! He had a freak-injury for Bears on special teams and broke arm. Last year’s foot injury during Raider’s game was 1st injury as RB. He’s a horse. And… he takes care of the ball. In fact, I can’t remember him fumbling. Ever.

  30. bucNation Says:

    he’s the perfect #2 for us doesn’t mean he can’t still get 10 touches a game we’re going to rotate our backs unless whoever we draft ends up being like zeke last year .. and also i still think charles sims well have a pretty big contributation too just not as a runner ahah