RoJo Flashes Magic

August 3rd, 2018

All that is special with Ronald Jones flashed late in practice today during an 11-on-11 session.

Many of his tired teammates were impressed.

“RoJo” was running left but came upon a red swarm of the Bucs defense, and there he was, turning and cutting right and busting around the other side of the pile running with a burst typically foreign to Tampa Bay rushers.

Joe can’t remember the last time a Bucs running back even attempted that.

Visibly exhausted after staying on the practice field following about 20 minutes of extra work, Joe asked Jones about that play.

“Most definitely I can do that when it’s there, just reading the blocks and then getting the flow of like where the defense is going and then hitting the seam,” Jones said.

Jones hasn’t flashed much in training camp and admits he’s adjusting to the playbook and his assignments. His hands haven’t been special. But Jones is here to run the ball and hit explosive plays, preferably one game-changer every time he’s on the field.

It was just one play today, but Joe certainly was encouraged and excited.

12 Responses to “RoJo Flashes Magic”

  1. buc15 Says:

    Joe what happened to the daily camp notes & nuggets? It seems like you guys are lagging behind this year so just wondering.

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I hope that Koetter and Licht can be patient with Jones.

    The problem this year is if you look at all the draft picks they made, each of them has a good chance of making the team so far as ability.

    That means we lose good rookies, or we make as many as five surprising cuts.

    Jones is lucky though, because even if he is 4th string, he’s got no one behind him who can take that roster spot.

  3. Calimike Says:

    I agree with buc15

  4. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    What are you talking about Joe? Don’t let your extreme disappointment in Muscle Hamster make you forget he had one of the best jump cuts in the NFL and he broke many ankles on his way to bursting thru the line. Didn’t last but he had it.

  5. Pickgrin Says:

    This ROJO

    See ROJO GO

    GO ROJO GO!!!

  6. Nick2 Says:

    I have a coworker who attended USC and a huge Trojan football fan and they said we are in for something special. They also said they are becoming a Bucs fan just so they can follow him. I cant wait. We haven’t really ever had a back with blazing speed that I can remember unless you want to count the feeble attempt Jeff Demps had here. Now with the kid from Duke we may have two. Speed kills lets hope that carries over into the regular season.

  7. Mike Johnson Says:

    I’ll Only get excited about my Bucs When..they have more Wins than losses. Until they prove me wrong. they are still the..SOB’s (same ole Bucs).

  8. Guzzie Says:

    Klueless Koetter is going to ruin RJs rookie year, he’ll stick with Barber and his 3.5 YPC until it’s too late to save his job, next year hopefully we can get a competent HC, doubtful I know

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    That’s what we need from Jones is a few big plays each game while Barber carries the load.

  10. OneBucPerson Says:

    With RoJo’s speed and lateral quickness he legit could turn into the next Warrick Dunn, preferably the Falcons version.

  11. CBELL96825 Says:

    Cadillac could bust the long one before them knees went out.

  12. BoJim Says:

    ‘Guzzie Says:
    August 3rd, 2018 at 12:56 pm
    Klueless Koetter is going to ruin RJs rookie year, he’ll stick with Barber and his 3.5 YPC’

    If I’m not mistaken, 3*3.5=10.5. First down!!! Quit whining. And go back to school.