“It Looks Like He Has A Rocket Up His Ass”

May 17th, 2018

There’s a fresh scouting report on rookie running back Ronald Jones from inside the walls of One Buc Palace.

It comes from none other than the chief scout himself, general manager Jason Licht.

Jones, the 20-year-old electric second-round pick from the University of Southern California, has impressed already in limited practice with the Bucs.

He’s no Doug Martin or Charles Sims or anyone else that’s been here since 2014, Licht said on WDAE-AM 620 today.

In fact, Licht suspects a performance-enhancing object might be lodged in Jones’ buttocks.

“When he would run the ball [in college], he would run it with authority, you know, he would hit that hole quick; he would hit it hard. And he’s not afraid to face-up a linebacker. He’s not afraid to run through a linebacker. You would think he’s a 220-pound guy the way he ran,” Licht said.

“Every time you put on the tape, you would see the aggressiveness but then you would see the fluidity, the hips, the burst and the speed, and the explosive speed isn’t something we haven’t had at that position in a long time, at least since I’ve been here. He’s already shown that [at Bucs practice] that he’s got it. It’s very deceptive, but it looks like he has a rocket up his ass at times.”

Fun stuff. Joe’s happy to get caught up in the hype.

Don’t fumble in preseason, Jones, protect Jameis when you’re asked to, and hit the hole like a pack of wild dogs is chasing you. If Jones does that, Joe is confident Dirk Koetter will trust him with touches and good things will happen.

48 Responses to ““It Looks Like He Has A Rocket Up His Ass””

  1. AKick'nTheBucNuts Says:

    Time to Blast Off!

  2. Alexander Nascimento Says:

    Did he really changed his jersey number from 22 to 27?

  3. Alexander Nascimento Says:


  4. ncbucfanhere Says:

    Yes he did!

  5. JL47 Says:

    Yup! From Doug Martin to Rabih Abdullah. Lol hopefully he doesn’t perform like the latter

  6. Arealbucsfan Says:

    He should’ve jus kept that #22

  7. TheBucsAnthem Says:



  8. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Rahib Abdullah? I’ll take Lagarette Blunt

  9. Lord Cornelius Says:


  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Rocket Man

  11. Howard Cosell Says:

    Beavis and Butthead can’t stop laughing at the title of this post

  12. Pickgrin Says:

    This is ROJO

    See ROJO GO

    GO ROJO GO!!!

  13. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    I will wait for a real game to believe jason licht the guy who has missed identified the needs of this team past 4 years

  14. Lando Says:

    Very excited to see this guy hit the field, I think we have a pretty good stable of backs this year. I am bullish on Barber and Simms/quizz provide a known value. Hopefully this young man earns the name “Rocket Man” (Credit TBBF) cause thats a great name for this guy!

    @JOE – Would love to see an article on Monken stating he thinks of Godwin as a “starter.” I thought that was the most interesting part of Monken’s interview and was little surprised to not see a post about that! Go ROJO Go Joe

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    You can’t teach speed…sure, I’ll reserve judgement…but fast is fast…

  16. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Let’s light this rocket!

  17. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Run him between Jensen and marpet, Dunn 2.0

  18. Kobe Faker Says:

    Lol…pac 12 defenses!

    Klueless needs to call unpredictable playcalls to loosen the stacked box if our 200lber is going to run thru it

    You cant change Klueless. Run it to the gut on 1st and 2nd. Cant find holes? No problem…add a fullback….3 tightends no wr sets

    The game has passed by the 90’s Koetter

    Kobe Faker

  19. Fire the Glazers Says:

    His nickname could be “the rocketeer”

  20. thediggler Says:

    post like this and the replies saves this site for me. Well done all LOL

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo hearing ROHO (Ronald Hones)has a rocket up his a$$ reminds Pablo of what they say about Pablo…They say “Pablo looks like he has a python in his pants”…of course they would be speaking of Pablo’s elongated arc. Haboo hands off to Hones…fire the cannons”

  22. BucEmUp Says:

    Am I the only one thinking return man?

    Djax as well put one of these guys in the return game.

    Call me.crazy but that may make.good things happen

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “Rocketeer” sounds too fairy…

  24. BucEmUp Says:

    Kobe if you want to hate on any bucs coaches, perhaps it should be the worst of the bunch….not koetter

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’m hoping our defense is so good we don’t need a KR but once a game…

  26. Fire the Glazers Says:

    The rocketeer was a comic book and Hollywood super hero.
    Of course the guy who goes WAAAAY out of his way to talk about how YUGE he is in the pants wouldn’t get the reference…

  27. DalvinCookRules Says:

    ahhh yes, pre-season hyperbole. R-Jones will be a solid back for a little while, an occasional big play here or there but also lots of lost-yardage tackles behind the LOS. He’s a very poor man’s Reggie Bush, and Bush had a relatively mediocre NFL career.

  28. Frank Pillow Says:

    I feel like our previous GM get the same way about the the one and only Kregg Lumpkin

  29. I'm a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    # 27 is fine. Let him make his own Identity! 22 is to fresh in our minds and makes us all want to hurl!!! Jameis hands off to RO JO Rocket Man and he hits the hole like a Sputnik raising to the Moon…….AND HE’S GONE!!! BUCS SCORE!!!!! AGAIN!!!! YEAH BABEEEEEE

  30. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Fire The Glazers..

    First of all….that was Pablo….

    Let’s compromise and call him Rockette…..

  31. Trench War Says:

    I think you could hand the ball to him on every play for every game for a whole season and he would never have 19 turnovers. jus’ sayin’

  32. Bucsfan951 Says:

    Kobe “I’ll throw enough ish against the wall until some of it sticks” faker… dude it’s hard to take you serious. Just sayin!

  33. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Do you mean he doesn’t dance at the line of scrimmage? I like him already!

  34. Greg Says:

    Really hope he can be the guy in the backfield

  35. TampaTown Says:

    I like RonJon the best. For you out-of-staters there’s a very famous RonJon surf shop in Cocoa Beach, FL. Also like Rocket Man.

  36. Eric Says:

    Might want to see a Dr. about that.

  37. CocoaBchBuc Says:


  38. Bucs Guy Says:

    Whenever Licht starts trying to hype someone in this manner it’s to cover up his mistake. Notice nobody else is talking about him. I’ll wait to see it on field during the regular season.

    I have low expectations of Jones. Maybe 100 carries for 400 yards. Best case he can be an adequate PR/KR.

  39. Phil Says:

    He should be the starter day one. That’s why we drafted him.

  40. MTM Says:

    But can Jones make ten jukes at the line and get tackled for a loss…

  41. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    the best part of Licht’s comments is it made it clear there is no excuse for RoJo to not get a lot of touches. Licht is not going to go on record of saying how awesome this player is if Licht and Kotter are not on the same page. So, I don’t think Pass Pro is going to hold Mr Jones back too much!

  42. Buccfan37 Says:

    Rocket man too fairy too. Right Elton?

  43. jmarkbuc Says:

    Does he really need a nick name, before he’s played a down?

    Gawd Buc Fans are desperate…

  44. Crabberbill Says:

    ROJO has a new name, ROCKET MAN !!! LOL !! I love it !! GO BUCS !!!

  45. Crabberbill Says:

    Or how about ROCKET ASS !!!

  46. I'm a Tandyman Bucs Fan Says:

    Buccfan37…. Is your screen name in reference to Tandy #37???

  47. Kevinator Says:

    Ronald “Rocket Man” Jones…flows quite nicely lol. The can blast Elton John when he scores a TD lol…after the cannons of course.

  48. Kevinator Says:

    Nothing wrong with a little Elton John lol