“Definitely Needed”

June 5th, 2018

Team Glazer speaks. (Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

You think Team Glazer wants to see explosive 20-year-old rookie Ronald Jones on the field in three short months making the Superdome crowd weep?

You better believe it, based on what Team Glazer told the Sage of Tampa Bay sports, Ira Kaufman.

Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer and Ira had an extensive sit-down in Atlanta last month. Most of it, unfortunately, was a private Sage-to-owner chat. But Glazer was on the record and candid when asked about the big-play capability from Jones, the new Tampa Bay running back out of the University of Southern California.

“It’s something that’s definitely needed and I know Dirk is excited to have him. A player like that will help the entire offense,” Glazer said.

Well, now, that’s awfully interesting to hear Glazer acknowledge all that, including that juice was lacking in the Bucs’ backfield.

Joe is certainly a Peyton Barber fan, but what a joy it would be to have a running back that strikes fear in defenses, instantly restoring play-action like we haven’t seen since 2015.

If Jones can break a couple early in the season, so much more could open up for the Bucs’ attack.

Manage to pass block and not fumble through preseason, Mr. Jones, then Coach Koetter will certainly give you plenty of shots.

25 Responses to ““Definitely Needed””

  1. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    glazers would not know a winner or great player if Deacon Jones and Reggie White were sitting in their laps.

    Quoting glazers about football especially talented players is like having howdy doody run NASA. glazers are the most embarrassing owners in all of pro sports.

  2. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    Anyone else find it ironic that Rojo also wears #22?

  3. gilhealy Says:

    I think he may have changed to #27.

  4. SB Says:

    If ROJO is as advertised and the OL is improved with Jensen at C and Marpet back where he belongs our run game should be well improved. That combined with the fact that this is Godwin and Howard’s second yr should give Jameis all the options in the world. Combine that with the fact that the D will Definitely be better than last yr and there surely are Zero Excuses.
    Go Bucs!

  5. Guzzie Says:

    Coaching is the only excuse this year this team underachieves…..hopefully it doesn’t cost the best GM we’ve had since Rich McKay….#JIMSCHWARTZ2019

  6. Destinjohnny Says:


  7. SOEbuc Says:

    Rojo does wear 27. I pray he will play like he did at USC. If he does he’s our Red Zone savior.

  8. Greg Says:

    We still have the worst backfield in the nfl. An undersized rookie, Charles (one trick pony) Sims, Jacquez (Jason light loves me) Rogers.

    Nobody with any size to run the ball.

  9. Bucnjim Says:

    Having aggressive players on both lines as well as Buckner preaching attitude I am looking forward to much improvement in the trenches. Guys this is where it starts! Having played I can tell you a player knows when he is getting beat up and down the field and by the 4th quarter they are just ready for the game to be over. This is what the Bucs used to be able to do and now we are in position to do it again!

  10. Eric Says:

    Greg what are you talking about? Our team has a guy by the name Peyton Barber 5’11” 225 lbs. Prototypical sized running back who gets the tuff yards. I think Barber is gonna open some eyes this year!

  11. SOEbuc Says:


    “We still have the worst backfield in the nfl. An undersized rookie, Charles (one trick pony) Sims, Jacquez (Jason light loves me) Rogers.”

    Apparently you haven’t watched his USC highlights. 5’11 200 lbs is not undersized and he can run guys over. You forgot Peyton Barber who had a great end of last year after Koetter finally realized Martin sucked. Rogers is a great #4 RB.

  12. BucEmUp Says:

    Too bad the defense is going to crap the bed playing 12 yard off coverage

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Eric Says
    “Greg what are you talking about? Our team has a guy by the name Peyton Barber 5’11” 225 lbs. ”

    Mike Alstott was 249 when he was drafted. 200 lbs is fragile sized. Quick maybe, but Jones will need a hard hitter who strike fear into defense to compliment him, and we don’t have that. Barber is not anything close to filling the need.

    But…Licht filled so many needs this off season that I don’t think anyone can blame him for missing a couple. We know Dirk Koetter wants a good fullback to play the old smashmouth style…he said as much. But his search continues each year. The young guys have not measure up so far.

  14. Trench War Says:

    I can’t wait to see Ronald Jones II in action. He could be that very spark we’ve been needing. If he is, then the only question marks will be on the O-line, specifically right of center. RB,WR,TE we’re stacked

  15. Not there yet Says:

    Playing on the west coast I rarely saw him and highlights are simply that so I need to see him run between thetackles at this level before I can get excited

  16. Trench War Says:

    @Buccaneer Bonzai

    Maybe they can make it a criteria that for the 5th TE position the TE must be a slash TE/FB. Just like the legendary utility player TE/FB Frank Wycheck of the Oilers/Titans. Matter a fact I bet Vita Vea would be a great lead blocker. If you were the coach would you find that guy?

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    If RoJo looks to be the real deal in 2018, drop D.Smith and sign top LT. Drop GMC and draft DT round one. If Benenoch doesn’t show up as an OG this year than draft one in the second. Benenoch or Cappa can fight it out for RT and be depth at both positions. Haha. Already got my 2019 draft goin in June.


  18. Stanglassman Says:

    Ernsberger 6’3” 243 is going to give Alan Cross a run for his money at that FB/TE, H-back spot. With the Bucs going to a power run predominately that lead blocking spot should be used more often.

  19. Duke Says:


    Lead blocker? I say make him a short run specialist. FB…..Stevie T

  20. Realbucfan941 Says:

    What the hell are you guys talking about when it comes to weight? We’re comparing fullbacks now to half backs? RoJo is similar to Jamal Charles, you saying he couldn’t run the ball? He’s listed at 199lbs. Lesean McCoy 207, Leveon Bell 225. Some of you tools just have diarrhea of the mouth. You really do.

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Warrick Dunn was 5’9″ 187 lbs.

    Need I say anything more than that?

  22. delson Says:

    Rojo is decent at pass blocking. Not the best but certainly not the worse in his draft class. I think rashaad penny takes that title as worse in the draft. Never saw a rb so confused on blocking assignements and so afraid of initiating contact.

  23. Buccernutter Says:

    Haha exactly right realbucfan .

    These people will spout off anything negative at this point. Even if it’s inaccurate. Dude hasn’t even hit the field yet and his measurables are comparable to some greats.

  24. Buccfan37 Says:

    Sims is more than just a one trick pony, his side job is a magician. jk, he magically was brought back by the Bucs for some reason. Touchdown Sims!

  25. BoJim Says:

    Another ‘Thunder and Lightning’.