News: 4 hours ago Jones and the other Bucs running backs continued to struggle with drops Monday morning, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. Smith notes that Jones had an impressive catch in one-on-one drills Monday morning, but the general pattern coming from Bucs camp suggests his receiving work has been subpar. It sounds like the other Tampa Bay running backs haven't been much better, with the possible exception of passing-down specialist Dare Ogunbowale. While it increasingly seems unlikely for Jones to take away some of the work that went to Ogunbowale last season, we do have Arians on record referring to RoJo as the "main guy" in his backfield. Jones figures to enter Week 1 as the lead runner, but he'll probably be looking over his shoulder if he doesn't start the season strong. ESPN Fantasy Projection: Following what was a disastrous rookie season in , Jones added weight and got his career back on track with an impressive showing in After totaling 77 yards on 30 touches in , Jones produced 1, yards and six touchdowns on touches last season. It's very possible we've yet to see the best of Jones, as he was drafted very young and is entering his age season.
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He lets his mind wander, if only for a moment, fresh off another suffocating afternoon this offseason at the "Thrill Hill" in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ronald Jones II can see it all right now, and it's glorious. I just get chills thinking about it.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians made it clear on Wednesday that Ronald Jones is the lead back in his offense heading into LeSean McCoy signed a one-year deal with the Buccaneers last week and, on Tuesday, he explained what pushed Tampa Bay over other options. Howard, Ronald Jones, a solid offensive line, all the pieces are there for an explosive year from the Buccaneers' offense. Howard believes it's one of the league's best. Year 2 marked significant improvement for Tampa Bay running back Ronald Jones but none of that really matters to the young RB, who knows he must improve once again because there's little time to slowly develop with Tom Brady in town.
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