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This is a good problem for the Buccaneers to have. April 4, 2018 12:22 pm. Some pundits have said that Rodgers job is in jeopardy. March 28, 2018 8:00 am. It was frustrating at times when Sims would come in on third down and most of the time they passed the ball to him. Now is he a short-yardage guy? Jones wasn’t used as a pass catcher as much during his time at USC, but do not let that fool you as his tape shows that he can catch the ball and make defenders miss. Barber runs north and south instead of dancing around and has a knack for falling forward to gain more yards. Finally, the Buccaneers made Duke's Wilson one of their priority targets among the undrafted rookies, adding another intriguing piece to the training camp competition. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2016–2018) New Orleans Saints * ... the 4A Region III Offensive Player of the Year, first team all-conference running back and defensive back, second team all-conference receiver, second team all-state defensive back, and fourth team all-state running back. Despite the bumps in the road the team may face in 2018, the future is bright for Tampa. My prediction is that Barber, Jones, Rodgers and Wilson will be the four running backs that make the 53 man roster. Jason Licht and his staff have been busy….. The right guard spot remains a bit unsettled but the Bucs have several options there. Sims was the Buccaneers' top pass-catching back last year, with 35 catches for 249 yards. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2018 offensive backfield may not end up being significantly different than last year's version, at least in terms of the list of names involved. "We didn't do a good job all the way around – backfield, up front, everybody was involved with that. What both Jones (certainly) and Wilson (possibly) will bring to the position is high-end speed. We'll see how it goes. Wilson profiles as a potential third-down back and also has return ability. Jones was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round with the 38th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Record: 5-11-0, 4th in NFC South Division (Schedule and Results) Coach: Dirk Koetter (5-11-0) Points For: 396 (24.8/g) 12th of 32. "Obviously, he's got some work to do in terms of being able to run certain pass routes, motioning around, catching the ball, but he can pick up the blitzes and things like that. It will be quite different, however, in terms of style and, if all goes well, production. "We certainly hope that he's going to be a three-down back and I certainly envision him [being one]," said Spencer. Barber left Auburn early to provide for his family. Barber emerged as the starting running back late in the season last year and led the team in rushing with 423 yards on 108 carries which averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Jan 16 Long Haul 100mi/100 furlong, Land O’ Lakes Register. It is possible and perhaps even the most likely outcome that the Buccaneers will head into the coming season with three of the same four backs as they had at the end of 2017: Peyton Barber, Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims. He fits right in with the group right now.". When Barber was the starter the last few games of the season, the offense seemed to click. The offensive line is not the key to this game. Even when the running game cratered in 2016, Koetter still called runs on 55.3% of the team's first downs; that was down just a bit from the previous year but actually ranked third in the NFL. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He's kind of been in sort of some of the offense that we've been in so he picks it up pretty good. With Falcons’ star linebacker, Deion Jones, out, Tampa Bay should be able to find success on the ground. Rarely would he run the ball maybe every once in awhile he would have a big run. Tampa Bay’s Running game was certainly nothing to write home about in 2017. Search Archives. Former Raven Ryan Jensen, signed to a big deal as an unrestricted free agent, steps in at center and moves rising star Ali Marpet to left guard. Bucs must find a running back for 2018. They last hit that in 2015, averaging 135.1 per outing to rank fifth in the NFL. Jones has elite speed which has been missing from the running back group the last few years. By Ken Filler Feb. 06, 2018 . Feel free to follow me on twitter @TB_Bucs_4life or leave a comment below. I can understand the reasoning, but I would be very surprised if he doesn’t make the 53 man roster. Few teams rely exclusively (or almost exclusively) on one running back in today's NFL. Search for: « It’s Ronald Jones, II, In Round 2. Jan 16 Howard Park 5k/10k/Relay, Tarpon Springs Register. 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Statistics & Players. "We know that Chuck can block, we know that Chuck is tough. Another former undrafted player, Barber was better in his second season then he was as a rookie, making sharper cuts and breaking tackles, and the Bucs expect him to continue to improve. Obviously he's in the mix so it will be interesting to see how it plays out.". This year during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ training camp, I will be keeping my eyes on the running backs as it will be vital to the Buccaneers offense. I actually agree and feel pretty good about Peyton Barber as our featured back. Jones could develop into a top running back in the league. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Jones in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. 14 Ryan Fitzpatrick 4 Ryan Griffin 3 Jameis Winston; Running backs. We discuss the Tampa Bay options. He's a smaller back – though as Spencer noted, not too small to carry a big load – but faster and more explosive. This may be his last chance in the NFL so he could make the most of it. Martin was suspended for the first four games due to illegal substance abuse. Welcome to Crossbody of Work, a show where we break down a wrestler’s career through five of […], The Wrestling Roundup is here to bring you all the news and rumors you need to know in one place. It helped, of course, that a trade the previous evening had brought Tampa Bay two additional second-round selections so the team could address both the offensive and defensive backfields. Before the season started, there was plenty of speculation from the experts and Buccaneers fans about the Doug Martin situation. He made his NFL debut in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears. That's a big change. Going into camp, Barber will be the starter and it could be his job to lose. With the 2018 NFL season quickly approaching, we look at how each team stacks up in regards to their starting running back as we rank all 32 - Page 4 Get a complete list of current starters and backup players from your favorite team and league on CBSSports.com. Now that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have moved on from Doug Martin, the Bucs are in need of a talented running back that can help this struggling running game come alive once again when the Bucs return to the field in their quest to the … Tampa Bay also ranked 27th and 29th the last two seasons in yards per carry, with an average of 3.64 in that time. However, Rodgers is a nice insurance policy who had a pair of 100-yard games in 2016, as well as a strong contributor on special teams. He's just out to prove what he can do. Again, this is an area in which the Bucs expect input from Jones, in particular. Now it's time to take a longer look at the players to whom those QBs will be  handing the ball. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Barkley won an array of awards including the 2016 All Big Ten First team. It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. The Two-Headed Monster Known as Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, NFL Week 14 Monday Odds: Browns Attractive Home Dogs in Date with Ravens, Chicago Bears: Hallelujah! NFL: Who Are The Best Offensive Players of 2020? The biggest way to see more time on the bench is repeatedly missing blocks. Martin spent each of his six seasons with the team after being selected in … Shaun's a quick learner. In 2016, Rodgers ran the ball well when he had the opportunity to start. Jan 24 Radiant 5k/1mi, Wesley Chapel Register. Debbie Voiles Contact Group Runs Locations Current Page: Race Calendar Coaching ... Tampa Register. 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Former Auburn standout Peyton Barber led Tampa Bay in rushing last season, but the Buccaneers selected Southern Cal running back Ronald Jones in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Although Doug Martin is still on the roster, he will not be back in 2018. Christian Worthen has been a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 22 years. Dec 4, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers (32) runs the ball during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. "That's a function of everybody," said Spencer of the unsatisfactory rushing attack. Sims's best work generally comes as a pass-catcher on third downs. The team addressed that shortcoming during the offseason not only with the addition of Jones but also some changes on the offensive line. The Buccaneers' Week 15 list of protected practice squad players is the same as last week: K Greg Joseph, CB Herb Miller and G John Molchon. He'll pick up the blitz, he knows where to go, he's got great hands, he can make people miss.". "I think he has a high ceiling," said Spencer. Lean on Donovan Smith and the $55 million man in Ali Marpet. The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. Jones didn't get a large amount of opportunities in the passing game at USC but Tampa Bay coaches think he has the necessary talents to develop into a player who can be productive catching passes out of the backfield. The One With A Flying Trashcan Results: Candice LeRae, […], Could the upcoming 2020-21 NHL season, projected to start in a month's time, still be in jeopardy? Jan 16-17 St. Pete Beach Classic 5k/10k/3.8mi/half Register. If Winston can keep his head on straight, I like the idea of Tampa’s offense blossoming. Taking his place is former USC star Ronald Jones, the 38th overall pick in last month's draft. Points Against: 464 (29.0/g) 31st of 32. The biggest thing I want to see Barber improve on is pass protection as he still struggled with it at times last season. Former Tampa Bya Buccaneer Doug Martin, started the season off with a 4 game suspension and just never returned to his 2015 form. The Buccaneers reportedly have workouts/visits lined up with #LSU RB Derrius Guice, SDSU RB Rashaad Penny, NC State RB Nyheim Hines and Miami RB Mark Walton. They did have five different backs who recorded 174 or more yards. Dubious Defense Of Antonio Brown. Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Peyton Barber scores a touchdown during the second half of the NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons on October 14, 2018 at Mercedes-Benz... Obtenez des photos d'actualité haute résolution de qualité sur Getty Images Highlights Of New Bucs RB Ronald Jones » Finally, A Running Back April 27th, 2018 . Published by All Things Bucs on March 28, 2018 March 28, 2018. Though Barber was starting by the end of last season (and still figures to play a prominent role in 2018), the last six seasons have essentially been the Doug Martin era in the Bucs' backfield. The Buccaneers usually keep four running backs on the 53 man roster so it will be an interesting battle to see who gets the third or fourth spot on the roster. After Penn State upset Ohio State Urban Meyer … Key Question: How will the carries be split between Barber and Jones? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2018 offensive backfield may not end up being significantly different than last year's version, at least in terms of the list of names involved. The missing name is Doug Martin, who was released in February after a second straight unproductive season. Tampa Bay originally drafted Martin out of Boise State with the 31st overall pick in 2012 and saw immediate success with a Pro Bowl and Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie selection. All-time Rushing Leader: James Wilder 1,575 att, 5,957 yds, 37 TD . The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. Jan 10 Brandon Half Marathon & 5k Register. The RB position remains one of the most pressing needs for the Buccaneers as they prepare for the 2018 season. So I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do when we really get the pads on, but I know he's going to do alright because he's tough and he's got a chip on his shoulder. The Buccaneers are hopeful that Jones can make an impact in this area, as he is an explosive player in the open field. Kyle Brandt from Good Morning Football said “there are only about five running backs that can take the ball 80 yards and the Bucs have one of them”. All-time Receiving Leader: Mike Evans 510 rec, 7,873 yds, 59 TD Sims was a free agent this off season and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought him back the day of the draft on a one year deal at veteran league minimum. 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