Jones Gets First 100-Yard Game

December 29th, 2019


It is pretty sad when you go through an entire season and not have one running back rack up 100 yards rushing in a game.

The Bucs narrowly avoided that Sunday. The pitiful Bucs’ rushing attack, on the final game of the Lost Decade, finally — finally! — had its first 100-yard rushing game against the Dixie Chicks. And that came from embattled Ronald Jones.

Benched for his inconsistent blocking earlier in the season, Jones finally demonstrated he can do what running backs are supposed to do: run the ball.

And thus Jones, in his second year in the NFL, had a personal record, his first game over 90 yards by finishing with 106 yards on 11 carries. Pretty strong day.

Now Joe doesn’t know if the Dixie Chicks were just bad at rush defense or if Jones finally broke out? He did have some nice holes to run through, especially on the right side.

Hopefully, this is a sign of things to come in the new decade.

That, however, should not stop Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht from going out and getting a decent running back whether he had to draft Chuba Hubbard or Travis Etienne.

19 Responses to “Jones Gets First 100-Yard Game”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Not a bust…..we have some future stars on this team….

    Rojo, White, Davis, Whitehead, Dean, SMB

    Other than QB….top priority is to sign Shaq & JPP

  2. Dapostman Says:

    Good to see Leftwich reading my posts about getting RoJo touches after Perriman.

  3. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Bucs have replaced most of losers on this team-

    2 to go: Dotson and Winston

  4. geno711 Says:

    I think with the successful game, he ended up with 4.2 yards per carry this season. Maybe not a stud, but apparently not a bust either.

    Compares favorably with Rashard Penny, Derrius Guice and Darrell Henderson at this point and is younger than all three.

  5. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    So BA said he would ride the hot hand, but we saw WAY to much of #25 today.

  6. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    Take Etienne the second he’s available. Defenses cannot scheme for two Pro Bowl WR’s, a beast #3, two quality TE’s and a 9 YPC national Champion RB with lightning speed, great acceleration, and excellent hands. Probably time to change QB’s and the only one who is ready to take over a team is Teddy B.

  7. Ndog Says:

    Yeah he also fumbled on the first offensive play of the game but that’s ok cause his name is not Jameis Winston.

  8. Jean Lafitte Says:

    nice game RoJo

  9. Smashsquatch Says:

    Good for Rojo. I’m sure that felt good in front of Koetter!

  10. Adrnagy Says:

    Good that he rebounded after fumble. But he had another fumble that went out of bounce. That’s a concern going into next season.

    Was the last throw from jameis tip by dline

  11. NPRSageBoy. Says:

    After two full seasons, the sample size is way too small.

    Don’t hold your breath Buc fans; even a broken clock is right twice a day.

    I gotta ask, can he kick?

    Peace, out

  12. ElioT Says:

    You can’t tell what your RB can do until you actually commit to the running game.

    Give Jones a legitimate opportunity for 25 touches in a few games and see what happens.

    It’s insane that #44 and Barber get so many touches.

    Let Jones get his time, he’s certainty running very hard this year and I’m impressed with how much he stepped up coming off a horrific rookie season.

    Still need another RB though…

    I’m all for splitting carries if you have two RBs worth it.

  13. Steve Munoz Says:

    Kick rocks Jameis. you’d die on your shield fr Jameis but it sounds like he’s finally gone! Thank god! Fire them cannons

  14. Craig Says:

    It was also very nice to see Cappa doing such a good job as a run blocker. He was a very good pick who was totally off my radar at the time.

  15. orlbucfan Says:

    Rojo fumbling on the very first play iced things. Not blaming him, but the losing mindset on this team is very deeply ingrained. I call it a curse. And get off the blaming Dare O bandwagon. He’s a rookie who played quite well today. We finished third in the division when we should have WON THE DAMNED THING! Not sure how to fix the losing mindset, but it’s still there. I do blame Arians for wasting Jameis’s ability to run with the football.

  16. Doug Says:

    He’s really good we just need to keep feeding him the ball next year

  17. Brandon Says:

    Not a fan of Etienne who goes down far too often without contact… But Chuba and Dobbins… yeah. If they’re available in round 2, they would be hard to pass up.

  18. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    Same old Bucs every single year who cares any more…. blah Blah Blah

  19. TBUC North Carolina Says:

    After reading this last Ndog post, I’m starting to wonder if Ndog is actually Jameis Winston!!!? Anyone notice Jameis on sideline posting on during the games??? But to be fair to Ndog/Jameis,,,, I believe strongly if Arians can just fix Jameis brain then he is our best bet to win… but Leftwich needs to get our offense more balanced at the same time!! You can’t argue Jameis arm, desire to win and his overall competitive nature!!! Arians just needs to calm him down a bit and get him to stop staring down receivers. The guy has got talent! And I’m not a Winston supporter at all!!!