He'll pick up the blitz, he knows where to go, he's got great hands, he can make people miss.". © TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS. Shaun's a quick learner. Get a complete list of current starters and backup players from your favorite team and league on CBSSports.com. Crossan was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. Tampa Bay won 28-21. Share this article 44 shares share tweet text email link Bonnie Mott. "Obviously I like [Jones's] speed and quickness. Search Archives. Highlights Of New Bucs RB Ronald Jones » Finally, A Running Back April 27th, 2018 . The RB position remains one of the most pressing needs for the Buccaneers as they prepare for the 2018 season. Debbie Voiles Contact Group Runs Locations Current Page: Race Calendar Coaching ... Tampa Register. He's just out to prove what he can do. 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. Barber left Auburn early to provide for his family. The reigning-champion Eagles finished third in the NFL in rushing yards per game last year but didn't have a single running back gain more than 766 yards on the ground. Now it's time to take a longer look at the players to whom those QBs will be  handing the ball. Actually, watching paint dry may have been more exciting. He's kind of been in sort of some of the offense that we've been in so he picks it up pretty good. White No Pro Bowler Yet . 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. They last hit that in 2015, averaging 135.1 per outing to rank fifth in the NFL. To see more of his work or the work by Full Press Coverage follow @FPC_Buccanners on Twitter. 2018 NFL Draft: Top RB prospects the Bucs should target . Despite the bumps in the road the team may face in 2018, the future is bright for Tampa. The Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers of All Time: Running Back and Fullback! 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 Chuck's pretty good. Join the FACEBOOK GROUP!! Tampa Bay also ranked 27th and 29th the last two seasons in yards per carry, with an average of 3.64 in that time. 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. 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 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. Barber is a bigger back, but runs with force. Jones could develop into a top running back in the league. Jones has elite speed which has been missing from the running back group the last few years. SRS: -2.56 (21st of 32), SOS: 1.69 Offensive Coordinator: Todd Monken. The fact that no other team signed him says all you need to know about Sims. At this point I don’t see Sims improving as a runner, but you never know. 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. 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. Feb 20, 2018. 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. The right guard spot remains a bit unsettled but the Bucs have several options there. Martin spent each of his six seasons with the team after being selected in … I believe that Wilson is going to surprise a lot of fans when he starts playing in the pre-season games. "We didn't do a good job all the way around – backfield, up front, everybody was involved with that. My prediction is that Barber, Jones, Rodgers and Wilson will be the four running backs that make the 53 man roster. Height-wise he's probably 5-10 but he's like a 230. But he's a fast learner. Tampa Bay Vipers XFL (5) Wagering With Ira (10) Hot Stories On JoeBucsFan.com . This may be his last chance in the NFL so he could make the most of it. Jones … The biggest thing I want to see Barber improve on is pass protection as he still struggled with it at times last season. 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. All-time Rushing Leader: James Wilder 1,575 att, 5,957 yds, 37 TD . Depending upon how effective Jones is early, he and Barber could end up in a fairly even timeshare, or the Buccaneers may decide to lean on the hot hand from game to game. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports. Sims was the Buccaneers' top pass-catching back last year, with 35 catches for 249 yards. He's a smaller back – though as Spencer noted, not too small to carry a big load – but faster and more explosive. Jan 16 Long Haul 100mi/100 furlong, Land O’ Lakes Register. Sep 19 2020 Tanner Hudson, TE Signed to the active roster by Tampa Bay (TB) Sep 19 2020 Cyril Grayson, WR Signed to the active roster by Tampa Bay (TB) Sep 14 2020 Mazzi Wilkins, CB Signed to the practice squad by Tampa Bay (TB) Or should we expect Peyton Barber to take a chunk out of his production? 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. Two years ago Rodgers was signed as one of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers free agent signings. 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”. 82 Antony Auclair; 84 Cameron Brate; 86 Donnie Ernsberger; 88 Tanner Hudson; … In 2018, the No. I like the way he's learning right now so I think he'll fit right in. We know that he's not a short-yardage guy, but all the other things, Chuck's pretty good. That's a pretty good combination. We have to be better, we've got to run the ball a heck of a lot better.". Breathe Easy, Bucs Fans . Jan 10 Brandon Half Marathon & 5k Register. 25 Peyton Barber; 27 Ronald Jones; 32 Jacquizz Rodgers; Wide receivers. Is Rookie Running Back Ronald Jones the savior in the Tampa Bay backfield? 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. That's a big change. 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 — 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. Saquon Barkley is widely regarded as the top back of the 2018 prospects. The other two running backs on the roster are Shaun Wilson from Duke and Dalton Crossan. 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. But mainly we like his agility, we like his ability to maybe that hit that long one every now and then. Going into camp, Barber will be the starter and it could be his job to lose. They're very quick, so we have to capitalize on some of that. Tampa Bay Demon Says: Koetter has been the Buccaneers' play-caller the last three years, first as the offensive coordinator and then as the head coach. 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. Rarely would he run the ball maybe every once in awhile he would have a big run. Obviously he's in the mix so it will be interesting to see how it plays out.". Bucs are in need on a Running Back since they cut Doug Martin. Is this the next bellcow back of the Bucs? Bucs must find a running back for 2018. This is a good problem for the Buccaneers to have. 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. Again, this is an area in which the Bucs expect input from Jones, in particular. Tampa Bay’s Running game was certainly nothing to write home about in 2017. Learn how your comment data is processed. The Buccaneers are hopeful that Jones can make an impact in this area, as he is an explosive player in the open field. Jason Licht and his staff have been busy….. Although Doug Martin is still on the roster, he will not be back in 2018. NFL: Who Are The Best Offensive Players of 2020? The offensive line is not the key to this game. Koetter and company probably won't head into training camp with a preconceived notion of exactly how they want to split the carries. 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. Tampa Bay defeated the Miami Dolphins 26-24 on Thursday night in its preseason opener. What both Jones (certainly) and Wilson (possibly) will bring to the position is high-end speed. By David_Harrison @DHarrison82 Jul 30, 2018, 2:30pm EDT / new The following browsers are supported: Chrome, Edge (v80 and later), Firefox and Safari. Photos from the Buccaneers' OTA practice on May 29. That leaves three backs on the roster. Tampa Bay: 7: 5: 0.583: 344: 280: Atlanta: 4: 8: 0.333: 311: 302: Carolina: 4: 8: 0.333: 280: 300 The Buccaneers tallied a convincing win over the Minnesota Vikings coming off their bye week. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released running back Doug Martin, the team announced Tuesday. Jones has elite speed which has been missing from the running back group the last few years. 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. 14 Ryan Fitzpatrick 4 Ryan Griffin 3 Jameis Winston; Running backs. 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 key to this week’s game is the running backs. Jacquizz Rodger, Charles Sims, and the leading rusher on the Bucs this past season Peyton Barber. 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. Martin was suspended for the first four games due to illegal substance abuse. Sims tested the free agent market but eventually re-signed with Tampa Bay just before the draft. By Ken Filler Feb. 06, 2018 . 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers depth chart for all positions. I actually agree and feel pretty good about Peyton Barber as our featured back. He made his NFL debut in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears. I do not think he will start right away unless he has a strong training camp and can show that he can pass protect consistently. 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”. 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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Previous Season Next Season. Dubious Defense Of Antonio Brown. 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. 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. […], 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. Martin was suspended for the first four games due to illegal substance abuse. With Falcons’ star linebacker, Deion Jones, out, Tampa Bay should be able to find success on the ground. Am I in the minority on that? "We know that Chuck can block, we know that Chuck is tough. Barber was an undrafted free agent three years ago. He's another small guy; everybody told him all along coming up, 'You can't do this, you're too small for that.' Wilson profiles as a potential third-down back and also has return ability. 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. As our run-blocking improves, I think he has proven that he can be very solid for us. The missing name is Doug Martin, who was released in February after a second straight unproductive season. Lean on Donovan Smith and the $55 million man in Ali Marpet. "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. Addition(s): Dalton Crossan (first-year free agent), Ronald Jones (second-round draft pick), Shaun Wilson (undrafted rookie), Returning Players: Peyton Barber, Austin Johnson (FB), Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims. 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? As expected, again, Sims's return did not change the Bucs' plans to address the running back corps in the draft. "That's a function of everybody," said Spencer of the unsatisfactory rushing attack. 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. 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. 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. Jones and Barber are likely to share most of the handoffs this fall, barring injuries. I can understand the reasoning, but I would be very surprised if he doesn’t make the 53 man roster. Jones was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round with the 38th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. 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. I like the way he runs, I like his attitude, I like the way he's learning and being able to pick up things. 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 … ATB NFL DRAFT RANKINGS: (Running Back) Saquan … Rodgers is back on the second half of the two-year deal he signed in 2017 after a surprisingly productive 2016 campaign. Opinion: Raiders Waited Too Long On Guenther. The Bucs hope the addition of Jones and the further development of Barber will bring those days back. His role as a first or second down back is unlikely and Dirk Koetter earlier in the off-season had said Rodgers can play the role of the third down back. They did have five different backs who recorded 174 or more yards. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Career Rushing Leaders. 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. Jan 16 Howard Park 5k/10k/Relay, Tarpon Springs Register. The Nightmare is Over as Losing Streak Snapped at Six, The NFL MVP Race Has Come Down to a Pair of Transcendent Quarterbacks, Raiders Opinion: Teflon Jon and Accountability, NFL Week 14 Odds and Trends: Colts, Bucs Among Favorites as Playoff Races Heat Up, Bucs Start Final Quarter With Matchup Against Vikings, What’s Going On With Brady, Arians and Bucs? 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. He fits right in with the group right now.". "We know what he can do," said Spencer. 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. Barkley won an array of awards including the 2016 All Big Ten First team. As the Buccaneers wrap up their offseason workout program, we are taking a new position-by-position look at how the 90-man roster will stack up for the start of training camp in late July. 2018. 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. Former Tampa Bya Buccaneer Doug Martin, started the season off with a 4 game suspension and just never returned to his 2015 form. All-time Passing Leader: Jameis Winston 1,563/2,548, 19,737 yds, 121 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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