Breaking The Game (Open)

November 16th, 2020

“Give it to me, Bruce!”

The way Ronald Jones ran into the Bucs’ record books yesterday, Joe could just see Beavis and Butthead headbanging to Judas Priest.

RoJo ran into both Bucs and NFL history yesterday with his 98-yard run, the second-longest run in NFL history and the longest Bucs offensive play from scrimmage in franchise history.

All it took for RoJo was to break three tackles and he was gone!

If that run didn’t make you want to chug Big Storm Brewing beers, what will?

It sure got Joe’s good friend Mike Tanier of Pro Football Network fired up. Tanier gave RoJo one of his “stud” awards for Week 10.

Stud: Ronald Jones, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Jones’ 98-yard touchdown run broke the 46-23 Bucs win over the Carolina Panthers wide open after the Bucs spent the first half playing down to their fiesty opponent.

Jones finished the game with 23 carries for 192 yards and one touchdown. To put that in perspective: Jones, a third-year veteran, increased his career rushing total by 14.7% on Sunday. He’s come a long way since his rookie season when he couldn’t even crack 2.0 yards per carry.

Yes RoJo has come a long way.

How good is RoJo? Well, RoJo has run for 100 yards four times this season. The Bucs are 3-1 in those four games. The only loss was that one-point turd in Chicago when Joe thinks that Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians pulled the ball out of RoJo’s hands way too early.

So to Joe, this is rather simple: When you don’t give RoJo the rock (at home against New Orleans), you lose. When you let RoJo run, you win.

Can it be that simple?

26 Responses to “Breaking The Game (Open)”

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    the funny thing is, folks have been crying and complaining about 1st down runs up the gut……

    BL did a great job yesterday….

    Bowles needs to tighten up…..

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  2. LVMYBUCS Says:

    I wish I could say this teams looks like a SB team but that Dean dude looks lost a lot of time and the secondary is suspect. Instead of AB we should have made a move to get a vet back there. Any one see if Winston still sucks?

  3. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Happy for Rojo and our offensive line. Great team effort yesterday. Now if they can just keep it going for the next 2 games.

  4. GhostofSchiano Says:


    Might be seeing more of Winston. Reading reports that brees injury is worse than thought

  5. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Right now the only thing that can stop this offense is a defense that sells out to hit Brady. You make those defenses pay by running the ball right at them. If they can’t do this against teams with good pass rush they won’t go far in the post season.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Extracting that run Rojo ran for 94 yards on 22 carries 4.2 yards per carry….his exact same YPC as last year……still a very good outing for Rojo.

    This is a confidence builder for not only Rojo but the Oline…..that must have been a sight see from their view….

  7. Says:

    Running the ball sets the tone for physicality and tempo. And it keeps defenses from teeing off on the QB.

  8. CChead Says:

    Keep feeding Rojo the ball. He is by far the best back on this team.

  9. Says:

    Did you see how fast Jenson was in the end zone to celebrate with Rojo? It took a lot longer for Brady to get there.

  10. Cannon Says:

    Jensen looked pretty good playing guard out there, eh?

  11. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    It’s a simple a that BA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Listen and learn!

  12. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I think we have a nice problem. I liked ROJO and never felt the need to pick up another first tier back. But we did in Fournette and so we have some competition as well as depth at the position.

    While I love ROJO and am comfortable with him playing for sure…I still feel Fournette has slightly better hands and a little more smashmouth to his game.
    They are both EXCELLENT backs. It’s a great situation.

    BA knows what he is doing. I would have benched ROJO after that fumble…he’s too turnover prone and the replay didn’t look like the guy did that effective of a job punching it out…ROJO just didn’t wrap up.

    BA however knew more about ROJO than many of us. He played him and in doing so built his confidence. I’m not sure ROJO’s rookie year wasn’t impacted by his raw youth and lack of adult size or whether it was just as much Koetter’s lack of faith because he wasn’t yet a good blocker and had suspect hands?

    BA’s confidence building coaching paid off bigtime yesterday. He was right and I and many other Buc fans and pundits were wrong.

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    Jones is third in rushing in the NFL.

    Not too shabby fir a guy many wanted cut.

  14. AMI_Chris Says:

    I have to admit, I was ready to stick him on the bench after another early fumble. He can’t seem to put the ball away when he’s a receiver. But if the O-Line can give him some creases, the man can run.

  15. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Think the OL with Jensen at guard helps a ton; now if they had a decent LT; if dunderhead Licht would have drafted Laremy Tunsil instead of VH3, the bucs would be rolling right now….and like LVMYBUCS said dean is either does not take to coaching or is not being coached up or is just dumb, but he has no business being on the field

  16. Coburn Says:

    813 think the sentiment was to not run up the gut every first down. What I sAw in this game was a much healthier dose of pass on 1st run on 2nd and then the reverse at times. Was much less predictable

  17. Brandon Says:

    People saying Dean has no business on the field really have no business posting. They are making past decisions and discussions to bench Rojo for Fournette not look nearly as dumb.

  18. SB Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    I agree with LUV on Jamel Dean. Dude is hot and cold AF!
    He directly cost us one TD yesterday and he cost us about a 50 yard Gash play.
    As Far as JW goes The only two shots he took at the endzone I could have thrown a better pass. How do you miss a wide open Michael Thomas???????????

  19. Defense Rules Says:

    Lest we forget, Bucs were halfway through the 3rd qtr clinging to a 20-17 lead when RoJo broke the game wide open. After that it was ‘Katie bar the door’ (we then scored 2 more TDs & 2 more FGs). RoJo’s run was the spark that ignited the fire IMO.

    I love the way you put it Joe: “When you don’t give RoJo the rock (at home against New Orleans), you lose. When you let RoJo run, you win.” Yes, it really is as simple as that.

    I’m convinced that BA & BL have been so bent on showing what they can do with a a stud QB like Tom Brady & top receivers like ME13, Godwin, Brown & yes Gronk that they’ve minimized the impact of the running game & never let it get on-track in a number of games.

    Bucs ran on 46% of our plays yesterday (excluding 3 kneel-downs), and on 54% of our plays in the Packers game (excluding 2 kneel-downs). We scored an average of 42 PPG in those 2 games, 2 TDs average MORE than what we scored in the other 8 games. An accident? I think not. Having a BALANCED ATTACK is critical in today’s NFL.

  20. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    Brandon, you are right the fact that Dean has looked like horse spit the past 3 weeks prove how good he is, if daniel jones was any good he would have torched dean for 300 yards alone.

  21. Mike Says:

    Rojo definitely is the Bucs #1 back. Fournette is a good back but he is definitely not as good as Rojo at running the ball. Agree, we need to feed him a steady diet of carries if we want to keep winning.

  22. 813bucboi Says:


    running up the gut on 1st down sets up everything else….those up the gut runs helped set up AB,MIKE & GRONK being wide open even tho brady missed them all…

    we kept pounding away up the gut on 1st down and we broke one….

    this offense hasnt been predictable all season….sunday was a prefect example…we just ran our offense….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  23. bojim Says:

    Offensive player of the week?

  24. Buccfan37 Says:

    Been a fan of RoJo since the Bucs drafted him. Watching the game with a friend I told him that RoJo was on the cusp of taking a long run all the way to paydirt. Shortly after RoJo did exactly that. Go RoJo and Go Bucs.

  25. unbelievable Says:

    It is that simple. We would have won more games last year too if they had fed him more. Very few successful RBs average less than 12 carries a game.

    @813- yea, people like me have been complaining about the runs yo the gut on 1st down bc almost every time they go for no gain bc they are super predictable. (Obviously that doesn’t include the ones towards the end of the game when their defense is gassed and we are chewing clock).

    In fact If you look at our last couple scoring drives, you’ll see BL finally mixed it up, and we were gaining way more on 1st downs.

    Just don’t be so predictable. It simply doesn’t work against better defenses.

  26. Day 1-76 Says:

    Yes, it can be that simple.