Mission Accomplished

August 9th, 2019

Operation Revive RoJo has moved on to Phase 2.

Yes, Ronald Jones looked like an NFL running back tonight in Pittsburgh.

Four carries for 18 yards. Jiminy Christmas! That’s improvement. Consider that RoJo averaged less than one yard a carry last preseason.

First, Joe loved, loved, loved that Bucco Bruce Arians sent a message to RoJo by running him out as the kick returner to start the game. Joe is confident that was a way to get RoJo’s head in the game in a hurry.

Rojo was untouched on his first run until he got to the second level. Seven yards. Then he darted for 6 yards and showed a bit of his quickness. His third run churned for eight yards over right guard before his night ended on a three-yard loss. Evan Smith got totally blown up on the stretch play and Mark Barron shot in for the tackle.

Build on this, RoJo.

Joe hasn’t been this happy about four carries in a long time.

16 Responses to “Mission Accomplished”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed Joe, that was my first comment.

    Put him out in the bright lights at the first snap!

    Now let’s see if he can do something in real games…

  2. rrsrq Says:

    Didn’t he also have a reception?

  3. Bucs Fan From Philly Says:

    I am happy with Rojo, Gay, Spence and our defense so far. O-line depth is a problem. Bush is winning the MLB matchup against White (but I hope that’s because our defense was off the field more during the first half).

  4. Buc believer Says:

    Man Buc fans have such low expectations

  5. Oneilbucs Says:

    I don’t want to here no more about Rayn Griffin.

  6. Bird Says:

    Logical joe …is that you ?

    “Double standard obsessed joe “ stated earlier today that a preseason game is just another practice. They have no significance . Playing good or bad in a preseason game should require to use the words love love love.

  7. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    @ Buc Believer

    Man, you have a miserable existence. Trolling Bucs fans as a hobby is just sad. You must’ve grown up ugly and unloved. Pathetic

  8. Todd Says:

    Joe, Ira & Zack…Thank you for the gift card at Buffalo Wild Wings. It was a great evening watching the Bucs game with other JBF friends. Next time, hopefully there are more.


  9. Buc believer Says:

    @HowtospellRhobde… excuse me that I don’t get all pumped on a 5 yard long run night. I prefer to stick with the game and not say anything personal about you or people I don’t agree with although you have left lots of room to do so.

  10. Snook Says:

    Amazing what happens when Koetter isn’t the OC isn’t it Joe???

  11. 813bucboi Says:

    Coaching…..what a difference…..


  12. JimmyJack Says:

    813 said it.

    The proof of poor coaching grows further. RoJo showed up tonight and so did Spence. I didn’t even see Cappa out there tonight. Probably cause he did his job well.

    Won’t jump to conclusions just yet but it darn sure looks like we now got better coaching that’s showing early results.

    Let’s just see what happens next week.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    JimmyJack Says:

    “Let’s just see what happens next week.”

    I’m still holding my breath….but yah it looked okay out there tonight.

  14. Tval Says:

    It looked like a different team. Top to bottom. Shouldn’t be that obvious…but IT WAS!!!!! Rojo was explosive and physical. Jameis was patient and comfortable. The oline gave Jameis the time to be patient. The defense looked MUUUUUUCH better. The d-line and secondary were, both, way more active and disruptive. It looks like a team that cares again.

  15. TexBuc Says:

    This season may turn out similar to devonte freeman from the Falcons after Koetter left and went on to become a beast at RB.

  16. Buczilla Says:

    Geez, I guess the coaching really was that pathetic last year.