See RoJo Run. Run RoJo Run.

August 27th, 2020

Strong practice today.

Things can change very rapidly in two days.

Two days ago Joe wrote, aside from one run by Ronald Jones — and it was impressive — he’s had pretty much a meh camp. Nothing special. Big runs were few and far between.

Joe got a text from a Bucs employee who had issues with Joe’s assessment. This came after Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians said he was disappointed in the goal line run game. (As you likely heard on the “Ira Kaufman Podcast,” Joe can’t win for losing sometimes.)

So Joe doesn’t know if someone printed out and handed RoJo the assessment Joe wrote to motivate him or not, but today at One Buc Palace RoJo got the ball a lot and he made the most of it.

Running inside, running outside, it didn’t matter. RoJo got positive yards, moved the chains, got first downs and an occasional big-time run.

Early in practice RoJo broke free on a run up the middle and gained twentysomething yards. He later took full advantage of a wide-open hole to rumble for 15 yards between Donovan Smith and Ali Marpet. A run around left end gained eight yards.

Joe would like to see today’s practice for RoJo be the norm. Unfortunately, the Bucs revert to regular season media protocols Monday where the pen and mic club only gets to watch the first 30 minutes of practice, which is usually stretching, warm-ups and position drills.

So there are only two more fully open practices, Friday and Sunday, where Joe can (and will) watch hoping to see RoJo be more like he was today rather than ordinary on other days.

Regardless, RoJo had a nice practice this morning.

50 Responses to “See RoJo Run. Run RoJo Run.”

  1. All lives matter Says:

    yeah your the reason RoJo was focused today …smh

  2. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Proof that people in the front office follow this site. I’m sure players do too. Joe is big time! Best site on the net for Bucs info.

  3. Jerry Jones Says:

    Whats funny is most of the other websites like are all talking about how great Rojo looks in practice and how he’s been turning heads. This is the only place, I’ve found, you’ll see the opposite.

    And if you’re ADMITTING most of all you see is stretching and warm ups then how could you even have an opinion?

    Guess you all aren’t liked very much by the organization so they stick you behind the wood shed during practice. Good luck with that.

  4. anthony Says:

    worth noting he’s practicing against the best run defense in the league

  5. SB Says:

    Also Guys…I started up the “” Pigskin Pickem again!!
    Here is the Link!

  6. JimmyJack Says:

    The way I see in RoJo gets Game 1&2……After that RB1 snaps should be performance based. If Ronald is making plays he’s got the job. If not you sprinkle in McCoy and maybe Vaugh.

    Somebody’s gotta take the reigns at RB. If nothin doin after a month there’s always a good back on waivers, taking a break, waiting for the deadline so he can sign with a contender………Bucs, be that contender!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

  7. JimmyJack Says:

    Anthony that’s a quality note.

  8. Jerry Jones Says:

    [This is bullsh!t. You do not know what you are writing about. — Joe]

  9. AtlBuc Says:

    Again, I think ROJO will be a top 5 back in rushing yards

  10. D-Rome Says:

    Joe got a text from a Bucs employee who had issues with Joe’s assessment.

    I’ve heard you say this many times over the years where you get text from the Bucs front office about what you write. Joe never uses the term “front office.” –Joe It’s not as if you sit around writing lies and making up fake stories. Even if you’re not an experienced NFL coach you’ve watched enough football to know if someone is having a great camp or if someone is not having a very good one. Why do they care that much? JBF, the readers, other fans, the rest of the media, ect….have no direct impact on anything that happens on the field.

    The people in the Bucs front office need to spend more time worrying about things they can control. If the Bucs front office (Licht? Licht’s scouts?) are worried about controlling the message outside of One Buc then perhaps they should look in the mirror and see the trash teams they have put out there for six years.

  11. Hodad Says:

    Joe thinking he got in Rojo’s head, and that’s why he had a better practice. Hilarious.

  12. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Big runs in underwear


  13. Jason Says:

    I wonder if any of the commenters here are actually Bucs players or front office personnel. I feel like there has to be at least one.

  14. Joe Says:

    Whats funny is most of the other websites are all talking about how great Rojo looks in practice and how he’s been turning heads. This is the only place, I’ve found, you’ll see the opposite.

    What is Joe supposed to do, lie and say RoJo looks like Walter Peyton? Arians himself said the goal line run game hasn’t been playing well. If RoJo was having this great camp, how come he isn’t running well where it counts the most? Those sites you mentioned also slobbered over Doug Martin when Joe told everyone the guy was washed.

    And if you’re ADMITTING most of all you see is stretching and warm ups then how could you even have an opinion?

    Training camp practices are fully open to the pen and mic club. Joe was crystal clear in the story about this. When the *regular season* media protocols are put into effect on Monday, then there will only be 30-minute viewing windows for the rest of the year.

  15. Joe Says:

    Joe thinking he got in Rojo’s head, and that’s why he had a better practice. Hilarious.

    Dudes use EVERYTHING for motivation. Not all, but a lot. Go read Kwon’s twitter feed sometime.

  16. JimmyJack Says:

    I’m with D-Rome. I dont care how the Bucs feel about opinions. I care about the scoreboard.

    It’s pretty easy to see the negatives with RoJo. Alls ya gotta do is look at the production…….It is what it is…..I agree with the “meh” description.

    RoJo has had a handful of nice plays. But I never saw no breakout game. I never saw a defense he could tear through.

    He can get the job done running the ball………….But until he can do more then that the Bucs would be wise to try and upgrade(using a 3rd round pick is a good start)…………..Let’s face it Ronald Jones 2nd year pro…..
    Year1-Couldnt even get onto field
    Year2-Was not able to stay on field
    Year3- 1&2 are not a ringing endorsement. Year 3 is a big question mark.

  17. Jerry Jones Says:

    Any organization that feels they’re product is being misrepresented would do same thing by reaching out and expressing their dislike.

    That’s not some new revelation. If the Bucs WERE trying to control the narrative, then they would ask for a retraction, plain and simple. Did the Bucs ask for a retraction Joe?

  18. JimmyJack Says:

    That said I’m rooting for Jones and hope to see a repeat of his Cards TD. Great play!! Ronald can make some exciting plays…That’s for sure!

  19. Jerry Jones Says:

    Pretty sure you don’t know what YOU’RE writing about Joe. LMAO!

  20. BillyBucFan Says:

    Lol @ Joe thinking Rojo was motivated by ANYTHING he said. Joe never wrote what you are claiming–Joe
    Rojo has had a GREAT camp and even Shady has commented on his skills.

    Time to jump on the bandwagon I think.

  21. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Never doubt RoJo could run. I just questioned his hands. I would like to see him as a complete back and catching more ball up the middle.

  22. JimmyJack Says:

    Jerry Jones. Great point….Best part is next week is the 1st Week of the season.

    RoJo will be headed up to New Orleans and be able to settle it once and for all….Hey, if he runs for a Buck 50 I bet you he gets nothing but admiration and respect here.

    I’ve noticed that #28 forever embedded in Joe’s website……He dont hide the fact that he adores his RBs……And he’s a legit fan. I wanna hear his critique. It’s part of what makes sports great.

  23. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    I heard from a Bucs employee Rojo printed out the article and used it in the team bathroom after dropping the bomb

  24. Koby Says:

    Funny that the guy with the ‘all lives matter’ name doesn’t know the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’

  25. JimmyJack Says:

    Alabama it’s my belief that Ronald has to improve. In three areas.

    1)he has to improve as a runner and find a way to tear off a few 75yarders.

    2)he must figure out how to pick up blitzes and become a reliable blocker.

    3)must become a reciever……not making catches, become a extra reciever if Tom asks you to line up across a corner, or run a route over the middle, or go deep, ect.

    If RoJo can check any of those three boxes he is our Top RB. If Ronald cant improve in any of those areas it’s time to move on and find somebody who can.

  26. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    JimmyJack a few 75 yarders? Really? The Bucs have 2 runs longer than 76 yards in their history.

  27. JimmyJack Says:

    SC all good…..If Rojo breaks off a 65 yarder in N.O. I will count it as a 75 yarder………Same difference.

    As actually if RoJo takes a 40 yarder to the house I’ll count it. House calls is what I’m lookin for!! GO ROJO!!!! Make it happen!!!!

  28. JimmyJack Says:

    SC also I havent a guess who made those two 75yarders you mentioned. Can only guess Drug addict Martin & Rickey Bell(Cadillac had the 3rd longest)

  29. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    You give yourself way too much credit. Nice reporting otherwise.

  30. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Here I am again to point out that if Rojo simply had 15 carries per game last year, he would have totaled 1008 yards…..

    The problem with Rojo is that he wasn’t used…..

    With Brady under center and defenses far more concerned about the pass…..Gronk & Wirfs added…..let’s see if Rojo shines.

  31. JimmyJack Says:

    TBBF…..1,000 yards……yeah but does 1k matter? Maybe if you can get 1k at 5.5 a carry? That sounds fun.

    I dont know, a thousand yard sound ok. But is it really some great achievement? I argue not

  32. Jerry Jones Says:

    I’m all about critique to a certain limit Jimmy. We all want perfection but forget we’re not perfect. There are so many intangibles to consider maybe too many in football but to deem yourself(JOE)the motivation behind a good day i ridiculous. Tell Luke Neal(Rojos offseason RB coach)that Joe and I would bet he laughs in your face.

  33. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    This will be Ronald Jones breakout year; just watch and see.
    Remember it took Tiki Barber and countless others – sometime to gain their footing in the NFL.

  34. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    With ease I could see Ronald Jones gain 1700 (total) – from the line of scrimmage this year.

  35. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    JimmyJack Says:
    August 27th, 2020 at 4:16 pm
    TBBF…..1,000 yards……yeah but does 1k matter? Maybe if you can get 1k at 5.5 a carry? That sounds fun.

    I dont know, a thousand yard sound ok. But is it really some great achievement? I argue not

    Perhaps not but 1008 yards would have put Rojo at 17th……not too bad…generally, 1000 yards is a good benchmark.

  36. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete Says:

    I’ve been predicting that Rojo will be a Top-5 RB in the league for the next 5-7 years… He’s a total manbeast right now, to coin a Joe word..

  37. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    JimmyJack, that’s some kind of analysis…..Let me get this straight, RoJo has to be a better runner, a better blocker and a better receiver. Ok, what the hell else is there in his job description? Waterboy?

  38. BucEmUp Says:

    His legs loomed like tree trunks compared to his first two seasons.Dude looks like a rb now

  39. SB Says:


  40. NDog is an idiot Says:

    He’s barely 23 I believe!!! Rookie Vaughn is older than RoJo!! Break out year!! Wait and see!!

  41. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I am probably one of the few Buccaneer Fans here that truly expects the “too young and not ready yet” RoJo, who has bulked up from 207 pounds his first year to 225 this year and who has worked his ass off for two years, to break through and have his first thousand+ yard season.

    What I don’t know because no one is reporting on it and I can’t go watch practices as a fan, is how much he has improved as a pass catcher. He was never trained to do that in college and no one helped him with that his first year here it appears.

    Can’t wait to get some answers in our first four games this year. 😉

  42. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    What’s good bredren?
    I’ll give you call after the kids are settled in tonight.

  43. Buczilla Says:

    Sounds awesome, but like all things Buccaneers, I gotta see if to believe it.

  44. Bucafan77 Says:

    Not sure what article the majority read or if they didn’t have the mental capacity to comprehend what Joe wrote, but at no point did he say he was the reason that motivated ROJO. Thanks for the work you put in Joe’s to keep us up to date as best as you can. I am so tired of reading this site where half the so called fans root against our team and the other half belittles the columnist for trying to add character and substance to the articles so it’s not so boring. I understand we as fans has had very little to be happy about for quite a while, but it’s a new season and we are undefeated right now. We have one of the most talented team than we have ever fielded if not the most talented. We have a QB that coaches everyone around him to be better. We have a chance to do one thing this year that’s never been done, win a SB in our home stadium. With everything that has happen this off season and the SB being hosted in Tampa it will be a great year not only for our team but our city.

  45. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the work you put in Joe’s to keep us up to date as best as you can.

    Thank you for your support and reading!

    Joe was being facetious of course, but you would be surprised what many players use to motivate themselves. Kwon for example would invent all sorts of slights to get himself fired up. For example, if ESPN had the Bucs linebackers ranked No. 2 in the NFL, he would get enraged on Twitter, “I will show them!” LOL

  46. JimmyJack Says:

    Alvin you didnt read my post properly. I said RoJo has to get better in one of those areas. Not all 3. Otherwise he’s pretty well useless.

  47. JimmyJack Says:

    Or maybe I wrote it wrong. Doesn’t matter really.

  48. lambchop Says:

    I’ve never seen a RB break out into the NFL as slow as RoJo (based on his draft position). Push him hard and let’s see if he can produce, otherwise next man up. But, Dirk Koetter should also share in the blame for Rojo’s slow start.

    Practice performance ≠ game performance. So, I’m not buying the hype just yet.

    He did improve last year, so hopefully this year will tell the story.

  49. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    I have decided that I will visit Belgrade if I can ever afford to travel, and am willing to submit to the statist subjugation required for air travel. Which means it ain’t ever happening. 🙁

    We live in a surveillance state already, and no one seems to understand.

  50. August 1976 Buc Says:

    All sounds great, but we know school starts very soon against the Saints D. Hopefully ROJO will look consistantly good and maybe even break a few runs. It sure helps having the G O A T as the QB, so the Saints will not be loading the box. GO BUCS!!!!