“I Think It Was Good For The People Around Him”

October 7th, 2020

The mystery of Ronald Jones is clearing up, according to one man intimately familiar with the inner happenings of One Buc Palace.

After 13 seasons playing tight end for the Buccaneers, Dave Moore has been the team’s in-game analyst on radio for just as long. Moore’s been around the Bucs so long, Tom Brady’s quarterback coach, Clyde Christensen, was Moore’ tight ends coach in the mid-1990s.

On Monday, Moore joined Total Access, a Buccaneers production. And there he said Leonard Fournette’s ankle injury was a blessing for Ronald Jones, who exploded for a career high 20 carries for 111 yards on Sunday.

“Honestly, that’s the best thing for Ronald Jones that could have happened, was to be “the guy,” Moore explained, noting Jones’ growth from last season and that Sunday wasn’t just a confidence boost for Jones.

“I think it was good for the people around him,” Moore said. “We know what Fournette can do, but Ronald Jones did a lot to help himself.”

Joe found Moore’s choice of phrasing rather thought-provoking.

Regardless, it’s a huge Thursday Night Football game tomorrow for Jones, who gets a chance to showcase himself with a massive workload before a national TV audience. Fournette and LeSean McCoy (ankle) are unlikely to play.

Jones will enter the game steaming with confidence. He could emerge as the Bucs’ bellcow back — or leave a lot of people tapping their fingers waiting for Fournette to heal.

21 Responses to ““I Think It Was Good For The People Around Him””

  1. 40TDs Says:

    A good problem to have this season is legit backups.

    Good job Licht!

    Go Bucs!!!

  2. pewter941 Says:

    I liked the way he ran the ball Sunday when he was given a full starters load. He had a lot of drops though.

  3. SlyPirate541 Says:

    I agree with 40TDs. Licht put together one heck of a team.

    I’ll add …

    Excited for TNF. An opportunity to go 4-1 and then 10 days off. Hopefully we can get some players back for the Green Bay game.

  4. mark2001 Says:

    I think if the D steps up, we can get by Chicago. If we aren’t healthier by the GB game, it would be a real up hill climb to beat the Packers.

  5. Mitch Says:

    “Rojo” might be a below average to average pass catcher, but he is a good running back. Every time in his career he gets 15 or more carries in a game he goes over 80 yards averaging over five yards a carry and scores most of those games.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This was the first time Rojo carried 20 times in a game…..

    He should have gotten many more touches than Barber last year…..

    He should have a good game tomorrow.

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    your time is here rojo….

    take it and run with it…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  8. AwShbucs Says:

    I find it absolutely hilarious that according to a certain Joe, Ronald Jones could rush for 100+ yards every game but still wouldnt be considered good unless he has a long touchdown run.

  9. Mike Says:

    It’s more about the O Line than it is about Rojo. Rojo can get it done. He just needs the O Line to stay on their blocks. A couple of his big runs were due to the O Line and TE’s staying on their guy and giving him a crease (even if some of those blocks were holds…).

  10. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    Jeez, just read the titans had 2 new positives today after finale not having any for a day or 2 and now must wait longer to return to thier facility. Im guessing they don’t play this week either. Time to add a week 18 to the season. Also stephon Gilmore got covid, must have been shopping for rediculous outfits with cam newton. At least now when Bradys new team out plays belichick’s he’ll have an excuse. Clearly the successfulness of a team relies a bit more on execution than planning. Every team schemes and plans but they dont all execute.

  11. pewter941 Says:

    I was waiting for a flag Sunday on his longest run to the right side. His longest runs seem to always be called back.

  12. Bucs Fan From Philly Says:

    You spelled “tomorrow” wrong in the post, Joe.

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    Ron Jones has seriously beefed up since arriving at One Buc Palace.

  14. bojim Says:

    RoJo has turned into a power back. Nice. Needs better hands but I think Vaughn can do the third down thing.

  15. CrackerBall Says:

    The rushing yards were great – but RoJo clearly still has problems catching the ball.

  16. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    “Rumble Young Man Rumble”

  17. Jason Says:

    I like the way he is running the ball, but if he doesn’t become more natural catcher of the ball he is going to literally cost himself millions of dollars. Just saying.

  18. Clean House Says:

    I agree with One of the Joes- 2 100yd game’s out of 35

    That being said, RoJo looked sure of himself like I’ve never seen, I think it’s starting to click for him, he’s figured out what it takes at this level-

    I expect him to do more and more-

    If Licht ends up hitting on RoJo,
    I’m going to have to reassess my critique of him overall.

  19. bucsince79 aka bumaneer Says:

    Go ROJO!!! pass to the rookie Vaughn he made a great TD catch that ROJO would have dropped. I hope ROJO breaks a 40+ yard run 1 or 2 TD’s…

  20. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    He’ll have a hard time running against the bears but I wouldn’t be surprised if he averaged 4.2 a carry!!

  21. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    Everyone saying pass it to Vaughn!! Lol 🙄 …. You do know Rojo caught 6 of 9 last game right? And Vaughn caught 1 of 2!?! Lol…. what part of Vaughn college tape tells anyone here that he can be a good receiving back?? Bucs fans are so not used to seeing what good players look like that they have no patience and no idea what to look for!! Rojo missed some easy catches last game yes…. But nothing the jugs machine can’t fix…. If he can catch 8 of 9 (just 2 more catches) he’ll be fine!!!