Due to the fact that the last coaching staff gave up on Ronald Jones II this past year was more like a rookie year. With that in mind, realize that Jones has not reached his potential by any means. If Bruce Arians and Byron Leftwich along with Jason Licht could bring in a couple offensive lineman who were above average run blockers and just tweak the offense a little towards the run this would enable the offense to be not be so one dimensional. If opposing defenses have a healthy fear of the run game the pass is opened up even more.
I’ve never been much of a fan of the pass opening up the run if you have the ability to do both well. No matter which way you belive it should be done, it never works consistently unless you are equally good at doing both. When teams square off against the Bucs you can bet they don’t spend a whole lot of time trying to figure out how to stop Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones II. These teams are watching film of Jameis Winston and how to stop the pass. If you can stop Jameis, you completely shut down the Buccaneers-end of story.
Giving defensive coordinators an added element to prepare for is vital to the Bucs progression into a winner. As the defense has evolved into a unit on the verge of greatness, the offense must as well evolve into a better unit. The natural added element must be the running game. The Bucs have proved that they can throw for a thousand yards a game, I’m exaggerating of course, but you get the point. Ronald Jones II is a very talented back. He can be a franchise back if the coaching staff would utilize him more. Let’s hope the 2020 version of the Bucs is a dual threat and not a one man show like this year.