“RoJo’s Knee’s A Little Sore”

August 18th, 2019

Ronald Jones has a been a Buccaneer celebrated throughout training camp and preseason.

His six August carries for 25 yards have left fans filled with tears of joy.

Yes, maybe, just maybe, Jones is the not guy who left Bucs fans shaking their collective heads last season, when he made playing running back look as difficult as a the AP Calculus exam.

Today after practice, the first since the Bucs beat the Dolphins on Friday night, head coach Bucco Bruce Arians was asked about why running back Dare Ogunbowale was getting a lot of reps with the first team. Arians responded, saying that’s largely because “RoJo’s knee’s a little sore.”

Sore knee? No biggie. It happens. But it’s certainly something to keep an eye on from a guy who has gotten so little work in his NFL career.

Arians added Ogunbowale has earned those top reps, regardless.

27 Responses to ““RoJo’s Knee’s A Little Sore””

  1. rrsrq Says:

    Hurt knees from having to stop suddenly while in the backfield, not sure why when we run to the right side, defenders easily get in the back field, gotta watch the film again

  2. Ocala Says:

    Sore knee is no big deal
    Don’t play him against the Browns though

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think we will keep 4 RBs………Barber, Jones, Dare & Ellington…..

  4. BetterBucFan Says:

    Joe maybe next game you should see if you can get a different photo of Rojo.

  5. Magadude Says:

    Yeah, hope RoJo is okay. But not buying it. I think O.G. is a diamond in the rough. He’s got raw skill, fire, and explosion. Heep an eye on him. First team reps are not due to sore RoJo.

  6. Magadude Says:

    They will likely keep four RBs regardless. That is why I’m saying Barber is not a lock.

  7. Smashsquatch Says:

    Sore knee likely from the hyper-extension suffered trying to field the opening kickoff. He poorly timed his approach on the kickoff and looked very awkward fielding it. Perfect example of how Rojo lacks feel while running and catching.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    None of our returners did very well……ran straight up the middle of the field into tacklers……and even the ST holding penalties didn’t produce extra yards for them…..we need to take a knee in the end zone and take it on the 25……better than the 10.

  9. Todd Says:

    What is it with dudes who dye their dreads red and then suffer knee injuries.


  10. StonedBuc Says:

    His news are getting stronger, probably never worked his legs this hard before.

    Here we goooo

  11. StonedBuc Says:


  12. T REX Says:

    Seems like he is much better this season. People will say “coaching” but it sounds like HE made a lot of personal choices to get better on HIS own. Not coaching.

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    I agree with Smashsquatch. On the opening kickoff one of Jones steps looked very awkward. I even mentioned it to the folks with whom I was watching. I was afraid he hurt himself, but he bounced up and left the field.

    I suspect they are being cautious.

  14. tnew Says:

    I’m for Bobo returning the kicks…I believe Arians used David Johnson in that area as a rookie to help him get going. I really thought his preseason was over on that return.

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    Smashsquatch & Cobraboy … Looked to me like his leg slid out forward from underneath him while he was trying to field the ball. The field was probably soggy & if he didn’t have the right cleats on I’m sure that it could easily happen. It sure did look awkward though. Can’t remember how many carries he had after that.

  16. Dream Chasers Says:

    I bet he hurt it on his very first kick-off return the other night. Go back and take a look at the video, looks awkward and like he hyper-extended it. Hope it’s nothing serious.

  17. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Yes, it definitely happened on that kickoff return.

  18. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Bellcow disease”

    Kobe Faker

  19. Pittsshore Says:

    Ogunbowale is a much better pass protector to boot.

  20. BucEmUp Says:

    Look good coaching can find rbs a dime a dozen nothing to see here

  21. Magadude Says:

    @pittshore….not sure about that. But good point. I will watch for that in looking at the tape later.

  22. BA FAN Says:

    The game with the Browns will be violent and we need to keep Rojo out of it. He is not a returner anyway. We need Rojo healthy for the 49ers. Ogunbowale is tough, explosive, good blocker, with great hands for outlet passes. He definitely needs to be the third down starter this year. The Browns have big DEs that are good sackers but that is the type of DE that D. Smith can block. But they also have DTs that get sacks too so Cappa and Marpet need to be alert and play very physical to keep Jameis off the ground. Their best CB is not tall so if Jameis has time he should be able to complete passes. Running will be hard.

  23. BA FAN Says:

    They have excellent WRs but they are not big so jamming them hard at the line of scrimmage is key. They both are good route runners. Our top CBs will have their hands full. The QB can run and is an excellent mobile QB. Man for man coverage needs to be balanced with a spy on the QB by a fast LB to stop the QB from long runs. Our DTs need to get their hands up to stop passes too. I know BA will have our players ready for this coming challenge.

  24. BucsFan727 Says:

    I wounder what he would look like playing behind a oline like Dallas has. Are line isnt the best and you have to beable to make viys miss in the backfield because tjays where half the defence is on any given play.

  25. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    “Jones made playing running back look as difficult as the AP Calculus exam.”

    Sheesh. I’m pretty sure I failed that exam. I know my results didn’t improve my prospects. :/

  26. mickman Says:

    i saw i think happen. if you look back at the first play of the game he was on the kickoff return team. while running to catch the ball you can see him misstep and kind of hyperextended his knee..

  27. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says
    “I think we will keep 4 RBs………Barber, Jones, Dare & Ellington…”

    Me too. You can click my name to see my roster predictions thus far.