Doghouse Or Second Bye Week For RoJo

November 14th, 2021

The box score is in on the Bucs’ most upsetting loss since they were annihilated in England by Kyle Allen and the Panthers in 2019.

And those stats from today’s ass-beating by Washington show that Ronald Jones never got a handoff or a touch. Joe never saw him take a snap.

It’s notable because it hasn’t happened previously and Bucco Bruce Arians often has talked about what a great one-two punch he has at running back.

Well, there’s no one-two when one of the dudes is riding the bench.

Leonard Fournette had an unremarkable 11 carries for 47 yards. Certainly Fournette was ok, but his longest run was eight yards and he didn’t have the consistent spark he’s had in previous weeks. On one very early run, Fournette took the sideline rather than the contact he often embraces on his best days. That’s never a great sign.

Not one carry or play for RoJo.

Joe doesn’t think it’s a coincidence or a fluke. The truth may not come out, but it certainly was surprising against a poor Washington defense.

22 Responses to “Doghouse Or Second Bye Week For RoJo”

  1. PassingThru Says:

    RoJo is only in the doghouse because another team didn’t make Arians an extraordinary trade offer.

  2. ModHairKen Says:

    Who cares? He would have helped not one iota.

  3. Bojim Says:

    Bad decisions abound for the second time in a row.

  4. IrishTony Says:

    Why the F! didn’t they play Rojo? This staff is an abject dissster ag times

  5. Waterboy Says:

    Agree with ModHairKen! Who cares.

  6. ClwJB Says:

    ROJO has flat disappeared

    The O looks completely different without AB and Gronk – it is clear who TB trusts the most

  7. August 1976 Buc Says:

    If they actually trusted Rojo he would play, I think his last play against NO was a false start and back to the bench he went in that game. I think I saw him run the ball 1 time today. Respect is earned not just given.

    GO BUCS!!!

  8. Leighroy Says:

    Bucs were playing from behind early and passing often. Can’t trust RoJo to catch, so he didn’t get reps.

  9. 407buc Says:

    Who cares… is ROJO really gonna have any impact on our games at this point? We suck on both sides of the ball because we spent all our loot to resign players that arent even playing. We’re gonna lose more games because of it

  10. KvilleBucFan Says:

    Should’ve traded him before the deadline. Cut Oj he sucks

  11. rrsrq Says:

    We made a mistake and drunk the playoff Lenny juice, I’m sorry, Lenny rather catching or running is uninspiring and surprising if he has a decent run. It’s like he gets what he can, but kinda blah. Has Lenny run for more than 60 yards in a game (you were a top five pick). We need a spark, he is probably sitting on the bench wearing #27. You know there is a possibility of an exciting run that could inspire the offense and the defense, maybe not quite Alstott-ish, but something. Bruce catered to Lenny’s cry and now his fragility is costing us see a better RB given the same opportunities

  12. Bucnjim Says:

    Hard to play anyone when the opponent holds a three to one time of possession

  13. rrsrq Says:

    For those saying ROjO can’t catch, please tell many how many drops he has had over the last two seasons, also look at his yards per catch.

  14. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Maybe Lenny cried again, that could also be the reason he was targeted 9 times today.

  15. Greg Says:

    TB is definitely a different QB without Gronk AND Ab not in there.

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Should have tried to flip Rojo for any corner we could get. Any. You’re going to tell me the Titans wouldn’t have shipped us like a 4th corner for Rojo?

  17. captiva jim Says:

    crying Lenny is living off the last yrs playoffs—worse BA still praises him for mediocre output

  18. BuccoDav Says:

    If you aren’t going to play the guy, wtf did you not trade him and get some value? Heck, a 5th round pick would be worth more than a guy sitting on the bench.

  19. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Another great coaching move, when he leaves after this season Bucs get NOTHING!

  20. steele Says:

    Lenny has never been a consistently great feature back, and will never be. Playoff Lenny is just temporary streakiness, not to be relied on.

    Rojo is a far more explosive back, but with other issues.

    Gio is a limited contributor.

    This is not a great committee. Fine only if all three happen to be inspired.
    No one guy is capable of putting the team on his back. This is a huge missing element.

  21. Rojo’s Tears Says:

    Lmao how many years has Rojo had the chance to take over this backfield? Stop it.

  22. G.Marosi Says:

    I still think a mix of the 2 RB with fresh legs is better than just Lenny by himself.
    If we don’t annihilate the Giants on MNF next week season maybe done!