Jacquizz Rodger, Charles Sims, and the leading rusher on the Bucs this past season Peyton Barber. Tampa Bay defeated the Miami Dolphins 26-24 on Thursday night in its preseason opener. Dubious Defense Of Antonio Brown. Did that boost their rankings? 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers depth chart for all positions. Jones was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round with the 38th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. 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 He was also named the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Year in Class 4A. © TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Jones in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The team addressed that shortcoming during the offseason not only with the addition of Jones but also some changes on the offensive line. The other two running backs on the roster are Shaun Wilson from Duke and Dalton Crossan. 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. Koetter could also conceivably devise a package of plays that puts Barber and Jones on the field together and creates more possibilities for the opposing defense to worry about. Feel free to follow me on twitter @TB_Bucs_4life or leave a comment below. He's another small guy; everybody told him all along coming up, 'You can't do this, you're too small for that.' "We know what he can do," said Spencer. Search Archives. Jones … In 2015, Tampa Bay ranked 10th in the NFL in carries of 10 or more yards and first in carries of 20 or more yards. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 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The fact that no other team signed him says all you need to know about Sims. 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. In 2018, the No. It's a near certainty that Koetter would like to get that number back up again, which would create more favorable play-action situations for young quarterback Jameis Winston and aid in his further development. I like the way he runs, I like his attitude, I like the way he's learning and being able to pick up things. Is this the next bellcow back of the Bucs? Bucs are in need on a Running Back since they cut Doug Martin. The missing name is Doug Martin, who was released in February after a second straight unproductive season. Few teams rely exclusively (or almost exclusively) on one running back in today's NFL. Notable 2017 Numbers**: The goal stated by Dirk Koetter and the Bucs' coaching staff – among their list of statistical milestones they feel are important to win consistently – is 125 rushing  yards per game. Feb 20, 2018. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. Despite the bumps in the road the team may face in 2018, the future is bright for Tampa. When Barber was the starter the last few games of the season, the offense seemed to click. Whatever the final formula, it will need to produce better results on the ground than the team has enjoyed the past two seasons. Taking his place is former USC star Ronald Jones, the 38th overall pick in last month's draft. "With the two young guys, those two young guys, they have speed," said Running Backs Coach Tim Spencer. 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. Is Rookie Running Back Ronald Jones the savior in the Tampa Bay backfield? Jan 10 Brandon Half Marathon & 5k Register. Am I in the minority on that? TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 30, 2018 - Running Back Peyton Barber #25 rushes during the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. TAMPA — Bucs running back Jacquizz Rodgers recorded his first professional 100-yard receiving game Sunday but had no reason to celebrate following Tampa Bay's 16-3 loss to Washington. I can understand the reasoning, but I would be very surprised if he doesn’t make the 53 man roster. SRS: -2.56 (21st of 32), SOS: 1.69 Offensive Coordinator: Todd Monken. "We know that Chuck can block, we know that Chuck is tough. That number dropped to 101.9 per game the next year and then fell further to 90.6 per game in 2017, which ranked 27th in the league. This is a good problem for the Buccaneers to have. 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Statistics & Players. Tampa Bay also ranked 27th and 29th the last two seasons in yards per carry, with an average of 3.64 in that time. Some pundits have said that Rodgers job is in jeopardy. They also had a league-high four runs of 50 or more yards that season. The key to this week’s game is the running backs. Johnson is the only player on the Bucs' roster listed as a fullback, but the Buccaneers use some of their tight ends in a lead-blocking capacity and there's a blurring of the lines between those two positions. 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To see more of his work or the work by Full Press Coverage follow @FPC_Buccanners on Twitter. In two of those years – 2012 and 2015 – Martin was among the league's best backs and Tampa Bay's rushing attack was where the team wanted it. Jan 16 Howard Park 5k/10k/Relay, Tarpon Springs Register. It was frustrating, but at the same time you've got to look at it and say, 'Hey, this is what I didn't do or this is what I need to do. Search for: « It’s Ronald Jones, II, In Round 2. Chuck's pretty good. We'll see how it goes. In terms of a roster spot, Johnson is more likely in competition with the likes of Alan Cross and Donnie Ernsberger than the above tailbacks. As our run-blocking improves, I think he has proven that he can be very solid for us. In 2017 he had some strong runs early in the season, but soon after he sizzled out as did most of the Buccaneers running backs. He's kind of been in sort of some of the offense that we've been in so he picks it up pretty good. I expect Jones to be heavily involved in the screen game. He'll pick up the blitz, he knows where to go, he's got great hands, he can make people miss.". 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. Again, this is an area in which the Bucs expect input from Jones, in particular. The right guard spot remains a bit unsettled but the Bucs have several options there. 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. 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? 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. Peyton can catch the ball and he can run routes even though he is a good-sized back. The very first change the Buccaneers made to their backfield was the release of Martin on February 20. Barber is a bigger back, but runs with force. Saquon Barkley is widely regarded as the top back of the 2018 prospects. He's just out to prove what he can do. Tampa Bay is on the cusp of collapse, I fear, and Winston’s suspension isn’t helping. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Jones in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Or should we expect Peyton Barber to take a chunk out of his production? It is highly recommended that you use the latest versions of a supported browser in order to receive an optimal viewing experience. They did have five different backs who recorded 174 or more yards. 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. Jones has elite speed which has been missing from the running back group the last few years. Barber got a new one-year deal in February shortly before he would have become an exclusive rights free agent. This year's crop of tailbacks offered a lot of quality options early in the second round – Georgia's Nick Chubb went a few picks before Jones and Auburn's Kerryon Johnson followed a few later – and the Bucs surprised no one when they dipped into that depth. Crossan was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. In the 48–10 loss, he had ten carries for 29 rushing yards. "That's a function of everybody," said Spencer of the unsatisfactory rushing attack. Height-wise he's probably 5-10 but he's like a 230. 30 Responses to ““Peyton’s Our Running Down Running Back”” Tampa Bay Demon Says: October 20th, 2018 at 10:41 am. Shaun's a quick learner. In 2016, Rodgers ran the ball well when he had the opportunity to start. 1 running back on a team’s depth chart got 23 percent of their team’s opportunities on average, one of lowest marks over the past 17 years. The biggest way to see more time on the bench is repeatedly missing blocks. By David_Harrison @DHarrison82 Jul 30, 2018, 2:30pm EDT / new "One of the things, this is his third year so he has a good feeling of what we're trying to do offensively. Tampa Bay Vipers XFL (5) Wagering With Ira (10) Hot Stories On JoeBucsFan.com . 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. Opinion: Raiders Waited Too Long On Guenther. Barber was an undrafted free agent three years ago. It was an expected move given Martin's numbers the previous two seasons and the size of his contract; he has since signed with the Oakland Raiders, his hometown team. 82 Antony Auclair; 84 Cameron Brate; 86 Donnie Ernsberger; 88 Tanner Hudson; … […], After the turkey, ham, or whatever your pleasure is consumed for Christmas dinner, Senators' fans […], Who was the best captain of the New York Islanders, and where would the current captain, Anders […], Philadelphia Flyers prospects Bobby Brink, Cam York, and Emil Andrae survived final cuts for their […], Igor Larionov wants the Russian hockey program and the players to turn the page on the past. 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. Sims tested the free agent market but eventually re-signed with Tampa Bay just before the draft. But mainly we like his agility, we like his ability to maybe that hit that long one every now and then. Koetter and company probably won't head into training camp with a preconceived notion of exactly how they want to split the carries. He made his NFL debut in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears. The New Orleans Saints gave Drew Brees his best running game in a long time by splitting the work between Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara and throwing both of them a lot of passes. The Bucs hope the addition of Jones and the further development of Barber will bring those days back. 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. My prediction is that Barber, Jones, Rodgers and Wilson will be the four running backs that make the 53 man roster. Barber makes yards after contact and would likely be a better choice in short-yardage situations and when the Bucs are trying to wear down an opponent. Published by All Things Bucs on March 28, 2018 March 28, 2018. 13 Mike Evans; 12 Chris Godwin; 10 Adam Humphries; 11 DeSean Jackson; 17 Justin Watson; 85 Bobo Wilson; Tight ends. Get a complete list of current starters and backup players from your favorite team and league on CBSSports.com. April 4, 2018 12:22 pm. Expected W-L: 6.5-9.5. That, in combination of a less than average performance […] 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”. During the NFL owners meetings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter discussed the Bucs’ struggling running game and its status now that Doug Martin is no longer the team’s starting back. Tampa Bay won 28-21. Share this article 44 shares share tweet text email link Bonnie Mott. Barber took the lead role from Martin for the last five games of 2017 and made a strong impression. "Obviously I like [Jones's] speed and quickness. Previous Season Next Season. Along with center Ryan Jensen, Smith and Marpet are the best run blockers on the team. It was frustrating at times when Sims would come in on third down and most of the time they passed the ball to him. They're very quick, so we have to capitalize on some of that. All-time Receiving Leader: Mike Evans 510 rec, 7,873 yds, 59 TD 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. 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Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports. The last two years the Bucs haven't ranked any higher than 28th in 10 or 20-yard runs, and they've had zero carries of 50 or more yards. March 28, 2018 8:00 am. Key Question: How will the carries be split between Barber and Jones? Rodgers is set to make 1.6 million dollars this season if he can stay on the roster. 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 … The Buccaneers placed specialists Ryan Succop, Bradley Pinion and Zach Triner on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, which was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. 2018 NFL Draft: Top RB prospects the Bucs should target . The Bucs fought off the Vikings' attempt to replace them as the NFC's sixth seed and now have a two-game edge over the teams just outside the conference playoff picture. Now it's time to take a longer look at the players to whom those QBs will be  handing the ball. Jan 16-17 St. Pete Beach Classic 5k/10k/3.8mi/half Register. 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. Martin was suspended for the first four games due to illegal substance abuse. I like the way he's learning right now so I think he'll fit right in. If Barber can play a … 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”. Koetter has been the Buccaneers' play-caller the last three years, first as the offensive coordinator and then as the head coach. 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