RoJo’s Injury Wasn’t Random

January 11th, 2021

Joe thought it was weird that Ronald Jones couldn’t answer the bell Saturday night with a quad injury, given the fact he was active on the gameday roster.

And he may not be able to hit the field come Sunday when the Bucs host the slimy Saints.

(Column rant: Joe’s Twitter timeline was absolutely loaded Sunday with references to “slime.” And it wasn’t specifically about the Saints. Then there were weird videos from the Bears-Saints game with garish graphics on the field of the Superdome. It looked more like a pinball machine than a football field. What the hell was going on and what is the big deal with green paint and “slime”??? It was truly annoying Joe.)

On last week’s injury report, RoJo was listed with a quad injury each day, though he was a full participant in each practice.

Asked about his injury today, Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians wasn’t exactly sure what happened. Arian said RoJo “didn’t feel like he could open up” his frame.

“He looked fine Thursday and Friday,” Arians said of RoJo. Arians guessed maybe sitting on a plane for a couple of hours on the flight to Washington resulted in the injury swelling. But Arians was clear he was unsure.

As for RoJo’s availability Sunday, Arians gave a not-so-calming response, “We’ll wait and see.”

21 Responses to “RoJo’s Injury Wasn’t Random”

  1. SRQ Bucs Fan Says:

    The game was broadcast on Nickelodeon and the slime was added for the kiddies.

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    we need rojo imo…i like his running style better vs the saints as oppose to fournette….

    but fournette has to be ready to go…and if brady trust fournette over rojo then so be it….lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  3. Snook Says:

    Smokescreen – RoJo is in the doghouse.

  4. Robert Says:

    it’s those cheapo’s trying to watch with DSL and lag makes the field look like slime.

  5. Robert Says:

    oh….and I dunno, BA has been pretty good with smokescreens about injuries. Who knew ME would look 100?

  6. unbelievable Says:

    lol… no you guys it’s b.c they broadcast the Saints game on Nickelodeon too, which added a bunch of graphics and cartoon effects to the field, players and scoreboards. There was sliming involved as well.

    As for RoJo- we NEED him back this week!

  7. Show Me the TDs Says:

    Rojo needs to take a limo to NOLA!

  8. Architek Says:

    This doesn’t sound good…

  9. miken Says:

    ride w Leonard!

  10. NotTampaTom Says:

    Rojo pissed that he was given a shot at 1k yards?

  11. BA4President Says:

    I don’t know if Joe has kids, but he may not be part of their target market, haha.

    The Nickelodeon broadcast received overwhelmingly positive reviews. The demographic they were going for were clearly parents watching with elementary school kids, or anyone looking for a light-hearted and nostalgic broadcast.

    I didn’t have Nickelodeon at that age because we couldn’t afford cable, but I watched yesterday’s Nickelodeon broadcast with my 7 year old daughter and we greatly enjoyed it together. It isn’t something they should do every week, but a few games a year would be cool (First week of regular season, a thanksgiving game, and a playoff game).

    Nickelodeon also clearly put in the work. They had infinite kid-related tidbits and metaphors for the announcers. Very impressive for something that could have been a complete flop if not done the right way.

  12. adam from ny Says:

    what if:

    it hasn’t hit the media but what if there is a low key in house issue with rojo being pissed and now being punished…

    they clearly let mike evans get his 1k yards in week 17…

    they clearly let AB hit his bonus at the end of the game to make an extra 250K…

    and clearly left yung rojo 22 yards short of his first 1k season…

    i was watching the whole game and wondered at the end as the ball went in every direction but rojos…

    he finished 22 yards under 1k…

    is he pissed and being vocal in house and being punished…



  13. admin Says:

    I don’t know if Joe has kids, but he may not be part of their target market, haha.

    No. Problem was, Joe’s Twitter timeline was absolutely littered with this crap and Joe doesn’t follow children. Vast majority of folks Joe follows (like 90 percent) report on NFL or college football in some way.

    Joe can’t remember the last time he ever watched Nickelodeon but pretty sure it was either for a “Get Smart” or “F-Troop” rerun.

  14. orlbucfan Says:

    And he may not be able to hit the field come Sunday when the Bucs host the slimy Saints.
    Ah, Joes, Aints hosting the game last time I checked. Man, I hope ME13, WGholston, and LVD play lights out cos they waited their whole careers for this chance. Payton and the rest wouldn’t know what hit them. Go Mighty Bucs Sunday!!

  15. SlyPirate Says:

    Fournette was great,
    Shaddy will back him up,
    Vaugn will discover when you fumble the NFL stands for Not For Long.

  16. Wesley Says:

    He better be ready cause they’re going to need him.

  17. Listnfrmafar Says:

    I like the Rojo upset about his 1k yards, maybe he was due a bonus if he hit it. Let’s not forget he missed a game for finger & covid. If he was pissed and called out Brady that would mean he’s not the brightest bulb in the box. Maybe he is playing possum and was so nervous he pulled a fake injury. In any case love to see him back he is definitely an upgrade to Fournett.

  18. Pruritus Ani Says:

    Vaughn should never be allowed to touch a football again. Fournette did a good job. I am sure there are all sorts of $$ incentives for ROJO in post-season games. Hope he can go this week.

  19. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I guess the Bucs are hosting the slimy Saints.

  20. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    Who gets hurt in warm ups?

  21. StonedBuc Says:

    You complaining about the slime is probably the lamest thing this site has ever done. Get a get it. It’s a kids game.