So far in training camp, the best running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been the longest tenured Buccaneers ball carrier.
The running back situation of the Tampa Bay buccaneers there’s a solid one, yet one with some intrigue. One back in particular is already standing out.
Due to Leonard Fournette’s breakout playoff performance evolving into “Playoff Lenny” and finally his final form, “Lombardi Lenny” it was assumed that he and Ronald Jones would split the workload in the backfield once again, with new free agent acquisition Giovani Bernard also getting touches, particularly on passing downs thanks to his skills as a receiver and pass-blocker.
Jones however, the lead back from the majority of 2020, isn’t someone to just roll over and not try and get better himself. He is a player that wants more work, and thus far in training camp, is playing like it.
Reports out of training camp have been raving about RoJo, going as far as to say that not only does he look like the best back out of the Bucs bunch, but it really isn’t even close, and Fournette is in a distant second place. Jones has been rewarded for his strong training camp showing by being named the starting running back on the Buccaneers’ first official depth chart.
Of course with preseason on the horizon, a lot can change. Also once the regular season it’s, teams will tend to go to more of a backfield by committee approach for the most part, and the Buccaneers are a primed example of that.
However, for the time being, Ronald Jones looks like the head cashew in the land of fruits and nuts, and Buccaneers fans can at the very least be excited at the prospect of an improved RoJo for the 2021 season, and potentially beyond.