Ronald Jones finished with 11 carries for 106 yards. A whopping 9.64 yards a carry. Had they stuck with him earlier in the game instead of bringing Barber in. His totals would have been even more impressive. Jones truly is a franchise back. Those of you that don’t agree, just stay tuned, he will change your minds.
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He’s strong, he’s tough, he’s fast, and he has great vision and instincts. He hits holes like a bigger back does, and he’s hard to bring down. These attributes should start to shine through in the 2020 season. If you don’t think so, go watch highlight film of him at USC.
There is an offensive left tackle out of the University of Georgia. His name is Andrew Thomas, and he’s a heck of a football player. Ranked number one among all left tackles he possesses both tools in his box. He is a great in pass protection, but also is a great run blocker as well.
Able to get out and move with good speed, he is just what the Bucs need to replace Donovan Smith, who isn’t a good run blocker at all. It would be nice to see the Bucs spend a first round pick on a left tackle which they haven’t done since 2001 when they selected Kenyatta Walker out of the University of Florida.
That’s almost twenty years without taking an offensive left tackle in the first round. Arguably the second most important position on the team. So take notice fans, Ronald Jones has arrived. Hopefully his ample skills will be put to better use than they were this year. Talent unrealized, is talent wasted. The Bucs have no room for wasting talent. Here’s to a better running game in 2020.