RoJo Carried The Load, Should Improve

December 26th, 2021

Ronald Jones proved again today that he can’t pass block or catch, but he sure can tote the rock.

RoJo didn’t tear it up against Carolina, but he sure looked like a guy that can handle the 20 carries he got today. RoJo finished with 65 yards and a touchdown in the absence of Leonard “Lombardi Lenny” Fournette.

Remember, Bucco Bruce Arians said RoJo was gassed at one point last Sunday, a game in which he had just 8 carries. So Joe strongly suspects RoJo got his full No.-1-back legs under him today and will be better for it moving forward.

Yes, Ke’Shawn Vaughn provided one hell of a spark today to complement RoJo, but this is RoJo’s job for the next two weeks and possibly for the playoffs if he can continue to prove reliable.

Given RoJo’s fragile psyche over the years, Joe also thinks today’s game was great for RoJo’s head.

25 Responses to “RoJo Carried The Load, Should Improve”

  1. Howard Cosell Says:

    Rojo did well!

  2. Wild Bill Says:

    New nickname for Tryon. GHOST. No an impact that I saw.

  3. Wild Bill Says:

    @Howard. Ya he made some great runs. Deserves more touches.

  4. Bird Says:

    Hat tip grayson too!

  5. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard is interested to hear what Beckles has to say about the play where OJ Howard turned the Bucs offense into the Keystone Cops for one play.

  6. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard is interested to hear what Beckles has to say about the play where OJ Howard turned the Bucs tight-end corps into the 3 Stooges for one play.

  7. firethecannons Says:

    Rojo did ok he needs to get his head on a swivel and be ready for passes coming his way.

  8. Swampbuc Says:

    Good for Boron to emphasize the run. Duh.

  9. geno711 Says:

    Defense won this game. Rojo was JAG.

  10. ModHairKen Says:

    Solid win. Expected win. Good effort. Division title. Rest for the injured.

    Hope they can extend the Evans record.

  11. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    ROJO did well, and Vaughn surprised me!

  12. Wesley Says:

    RoJo is average at best. Let’s see more Vaughn.

  13. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    I said it all week, and even thought the sample size is still small, Ke’shawn Vaughn showed that he can run the ball. 7 carries 70 yards. Great blocking and he followed those blocks. He’s got a long way to go (still can’t catch) but he’s not going to hurt the Bucs when they call his number.

  14. Bojim Says:

    He needs the load next week too. Good for the mind.

  15. Show Me the TDs Says:

    Vaughn has great balance. Rojo has no vision for holes.

  16. adam from ny Says:

    i swear i saw smoke and gas coming out of rojo’s tailpipe at some point in the 3rd quarter

  17. adam from ny Says:

    vaughn had 6 carries for 15 yards and the big scamper…

    let’s keep it in focus now yung bucks

  18. adam from ny Says:


    yes oj totally bumbled up that pass to brate in a stooge like moment…

    otherwise that play could work in the future for some yac

  19. Brandon Says:

    People criticizing Rojo are clueless. You don’t average 5.1 ypc and run for 1000 yards by being average. Experience when your hero runs for 3.8 ypc. You guys are clueless.

  20. Oneilbuc Says:

    Rojo is better than Fournett to me !! BA just haven’t given him a real shot until last year and then BA took his 1,000 yards away from him last year. And remember Rojo miss 4 games I think and he still could have gotten a 1,000 yards. I think all that mental stuff people say about Rojo is a narrative that Ira Kaufman podcast started . Every time they give him the ball he looks like a better runningback than Fournett. He average more yards than Fournett every time he runs the ball .

  21. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilbucyall I don’t agree he is better because he is pretty much one dimentional but I do agreee he should be used way more than he is. Hey Brady played pretty good to huh? C’mon you can say it, it won’t hurt you.

  22. Outsider Says:

    Lmao y’all Rojo truthers will never give up. Fournette been helping winning ball games for y’all and it’s never gonna be enough.

  23. Oneilbuc Says:

    Listnfrmafar Brady played good I have always liked Brady regardless how yall think I hate him so much. I was more of a Brady guy than a Manning guy. I remember when they treated Payton Manning like their doing Brady. They hated Brady and said that he had the better team and that’s why they were winning. But now the media act like they always thought Brady was better than Manning. But for me I’m enjoying watching my team win. But I also know that they are going to have to change the way they treat young quarterbacks in the pass . That’s been my whole point the whole time !!! Go bucs!!

  24. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Again…one of the very best pass receiving RB’s in the entire NFL is now on the squad. He only got a few snaps at the end of the game in cleanup action but it’s nice to see him get his feet wet.

    I expect to see Brady finding Leveon Bell more and more over the next couple of weeks.

  25. bucschamp Says:

    why didn’t we run in the first quarter vs saints?