Sport Bruce Arians gives Bucs RB Ronald Jones a vote of confidence with Week 2 start

09:40  15 september  2021
09:40  15 september  2021 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Bruce Arians was thrilled with Tampa Bay Buccaneers' running back Ronald Jones II's big game on Sunday. Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans have heard that all season, words uttered early and often by head coach Bruce Arians in regards to starting running back Ronald Jones II. He needed to be reminded of that recently, however. Over the two games prior to the Bucs ' 46-23 win against the Carolina Panthers, Jones had managed to put together 10 carries for 32 yards.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones had a disappointing Week 1 appearance, but he'll be getting right back at it in Week 2. Head coach Bruce Arians confirmed on Tuesday that Jones will be starting against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Jones' first NFL game of the season could have gone better. Ostensibly the starter, he wasn't actually on the field for the Bucs' first snap of the game, and would play just six offensive snaps in total. He had four carries for 14 yards, but that fourth and final one was a doozy: after getting the ball, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence managed to punch it from his grip and force a fumble.

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Second -year Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones had a rookie season to forget, finishing with just 44 yards on 23 rushes with one touchdown in nine games. Not exactly the kind of numbers you expect from a guy taken in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, especially when you consider that in Jones ’ final season at USC he rushed for 1,550 yards And, it seems new head coach Bruce Arians is liking what he’s seeing from Jones so far in camp, evident by this quote. Bruce Arians on RB Ronald Jones : "His confidence should be sky-high right now, as good of a camp as he's had."

Coach Bruce Arians didn't retire.  Rob Gronkowski, a free agent, suggested he'd like to return. The stalwart offensive line and key young pieces in the secondary remain intact. Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich return. Even with the bulk of the champs' key contributors returning, Tampa still has some vital pieces set to hit the open market. Edge rusher Shaq Barrett, who gave Patrick Mahomes nightmares Sunday, is a free agent after playing out the franchise tag. Longtime Bucs linebacker Lavonte David's contract is up.

After that second quarter oopsie, Jones didn't see the field again all game.

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Following the Bucs' win, Arians explained why he chose to put Leonard Fournette in for the rest of the game instead of Jones.

“Ro was running really, really well until the fumble,” Arians told reporters on Friday via Sports Illustrated. “Then he struggled mentally to get over it. That was too big of a game and not be totally focused. So Leonard [Fournette] got the rest of the way.”

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Bucco Bruce Arians clarified things for Bucs fans yesterday at the running back position. He wants one upgrade that won’t come from 21-year-old Ronald Jones developing. Arians , like he said at the NFL Scouting Combine, wants a running back who is a true threat in the passing game, a wide receiver type who also runs the football. Arians praised Ronald Jones ’ work as a screen-pass catcher but said that’s not enough to make RoJo a three-down back in his offense. “Dare [Ogunbowale] was pretty solid [at screens].

"Not afraid to give second chances,” Arians said, via ESPN. "The people I trust gave him high, high marks in everything I care about. I can't say what's going on in Jacksonville, but all's I can say is, [with] what's happening in Tampa, he'll fit right in." Fournette could play right away. Arians isn’t sure when Fournette will be ready to go. He still has to pass COVID-19 testing and protocol before he can start meeting with his new coaches and learn their system. Fournette having a major role in their season-opener against the New Orleans Saints just isn’t likely. That’ll fall to Jones and McCoy, who the team

That's the honest answer you hope a coach will give when he's asked a question like that, and it's an easy one to believe. Not even halfway into his first game of the entire season, Jones fumbled the ball and the Cowboys were able to capitalize on it and score a touchdown. Not a great feeling.

A few days later, Jones posted a tweet to let everyone know that he's over last week's mistake and he's ready to go whenever Arians needs him.

And Arians responded by giving Jones the Week 2 start, as well as the big vote of confidence that comes with it.

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