The Buccaneers placed specialists Ryan Succop, Bradley Pinion and Zach Triner on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, which was created for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons. 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. At this point I don’t see Sims improving as a runner, but you never know. That leaves three backs on the roster. 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. 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. Search Archives. 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. All-time Rushing Leader: James Wilder 1,575 att, 5,957 yds, 37 TD . It's a near certainty that Koetter would like to get that number back up again, which would create more favorable play-action situations for young quarterback Jameis Winston and aid in his further development. 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That, in combination of a less than average performance […] SRS: -2.56 (21st of 32), SOS: 1.69 Offensive Coordinator: Todd Monken. 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. The right guard spot remains a bit unsettled but the Bucs have several options there. 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. He's another small guy; everybody told him all along coming up, 'You can't do this, you're too small for that.' Jan 24 Radiant 5k/1mi, Wesley Chapel Register. Jones has elite speed which has been missing from the running back group the last few years. Tampa Bay won 28-21. 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. But he's a fast learner. 82 Antony Auclair; 84 Cameron Brate; 86 Donnie Ernsberger; 88 Tanner Hudson; … Tampa Bay defeated the Miami Dolphins 26-24 on Thursday night in its preseason opener. Expected W-L: 6.5-9.5. 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. In terms of a roster spot, Johnson is more likely in competition with the likes of Alan Cross and Donnie Ernsberger than the above tailbacks. 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. They didn't really ask him to do [much] in the passing game out there, but yeah we want him to be able to catch the ball because we have some things we'd like to give him with his speed.". I expect Jones to be heavily involved in the screen game. In the 48–10 loss, he had ten carries for 29 rushing yards. During Martin's last big year in 2015, Tampa Bay ran on 57.5% of their first-down snaps, the fifth-highest rate in the NFL. […], 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. On paper, Jones looks like a good complement to Barber. Two years ago Rodgers was signed as one of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers free agent signings. 13 Mike Evans; 12 Chris Godwin; 10 Adam Humphries; 11 DeSean Jackson; 17 Justin Watson; 85 Bobo Wilson; Tight ends. Back. 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. "That's a function of everybody," said Spencer of the unsatisfactory rushing attack. "With the two young guys, those two young guys, they have speed," said Running Backs Coach Tim Spencer. Barber runs north and south instead of dancing around and has a knack for falling forward to gain more yards. Barber is a bigger back, but runs with force. 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. Actually, watching paint dry may have been more exciting. I like the way he's learning right now so I think he'll fit right in. 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Statistics & Players. 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. I actually agree and feel pretty good about Peyton Barber as our featured back. Peyton can catch the ball and he can run routes even though he is a good-sized back. When Barber was the starter the last few games of the season, the offense seemed to click. If Barber can play a … 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. All-time Receiving Leader: Mike Evans 510 rec, 7,873 yds, 59 TD This is what I can do better.' It was frustrating at times when Sims would come in on third down and most of the time they passed the ball to him. Before the season started, there was plenty of speculation from the experts and Buccaneers fans about the Doug Martin situation. 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”. By David_Harrison @DHarrison82 Jul 30, 2018, 2:30pm EDT / new Tampa Bay originally drafted Martin out of Boise State with the 31st overall pick in 2012 and saw immediate success with a Pro Bowl and Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie selection. 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. "We certainly hope that he's going to be a three-down back and I certainly envision him [being one]," said Spencer. He has the ability to play on special teams as kick returner/punt returner and if he does well, that could be his ticket to making the team. 30 Responses to ““Peyton’s Our Running Down Running Back”” Tampa Bay Demon Says: October 20th, 2018 at 10:41 am. As our run-blocking improves, I think he has proven that he can be very solid for us. Am I in the minority on that? It will be quite different, however, in terms of style and, if all goes well, production. He's just out to prove what he can do. He'll pick up the blitz, he knows where to go, he's got great hands, he can make people miss.". By Ken Filler Feb. 06, 2018 . They did have five different backs who recorded 174 or more yards. Few teams rely exclusively (or almost exclusively) on one running back in today's NFL. Tampa Bay Demon Says: NFL: Who Are The Best Offensive Players of 2020? Martin was suspended for the first four games due to illegal substance abuse. The fact that no other team signed him says all you need to know about Sims. That's a pretty good combination. Koetter and company probably won't head into training camp with a preconceived notion of exactly how they want to split the carries. Get a complete list of current starters and backup players from your favorite team and league on CBSSports.com. Along with center Ryan Jensen, Smith and Marpet are the best run blockers on the team. 2018 NFL Draft: Top RB prospects the Bucs should target . Height-wise he's probably 5-10 but he's like a 230. Jan 16 Howard Park 5k/10k/Relay, Tarpon Springs Register. Some pundits have said that Rodgers job is in jeopardy. I like the way he runs, I like his attitude, I like the way he's learning and being able to pick up things. Crossan was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. We started this review on Tuesday with the quarterback position. He is a decent pass protector, but when it comes to the running aspect of his game, he just isn’t that good. Taking his place is former USC star Ronald Jones, the 38th overall pick in last month's draft. 2018 Tampa Bay Buccaneers final roster; Quarterbacks. In 2015, Tampa Bay ranked 10th in the NFL in carries of 10 or more yards and first in carries of 20 or more yards. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released running back Doug Martin, the team announced Tuesday. Search for: « It’s Ronald Jones, II, In Round 2. Rodgers is back on the second half of the two-year deal he signed in 2017 after a surprisingly productive 2016 campaign. Dubious Defense Of Antonio Brown. Jan 10 Brandon Half Marathon & 5k Register. Barber got a new one-year deal in February shortly before he would have become an exclusive rights free agent. […], NXT TakeOver: Wargames 2020 Results A.K.A. 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”. Jones has elite speed which has been missing from the running back group the last few years. With Falcons’ star linebacker, Deion Jones, out, Tampa Bay should be able to find success on the ground. Published by All Things Bucs on March 28, 2018 March 28, 2018. But that only happens if Winston matures and Jones lives up to his draft price. 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. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports. The team addressed that shortcoming during the offseason not only with the addition of Jones but also some changes on the offensive line. Rarely would he run the ball maybe every once in awhile he would have a big run. Jones … Tampa Bay also ranked 27th and 29th the last two seasons in yards per carry, with an average of 3.64 in that time. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Career Rushing Leaders. "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. Feel free to follow me on twitter @TB_Bucs_4life or leave a comment below. With free agency essentially over and the draft in the rear-view mirror, that roster is essentially set, though there could be a few changes on the back end before camp opens. Sims was the Buccaneers' top pass-catching back last year, with 35 catches for 249 yards. The Buccaneers tallied a convincing win over the Minnesota Vikings coming off their bye week. This may be his last chance in the NFL so he could make the most of it. He's a smaller back â though as Spencer noted, not too small to carry a big load â but faster and more explosive. White No Pro Bowler Yet . Highlights Of New Bucs RB Ronald Jones » Finally, A Running Back April 27th, 2018 . The Buccaneers are hopeful that Jones can make an impact in this area, as he is an explosive player in the open field. Even when the running game cratered in 2016, Koetter still called runs on 55.3% of the team's first downs; that was down just a bit from the previous year but actually ranked third in the NFL. Wilson profiles as a potential third-down back and also has return ability. Martin spent each of his six seasons with the team after being selected in … Barber took the lead role from Martin for the last five games of 2017 and made a strong impression. Where Does Anders Lee Rank Among the Best Islanders Captains of All-Time? Jan 16-17 St. Pete Beach Classic 5k/10k/3.8mi/half Register. 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 Passing Leader: Jameis Winston 1,563/2,548, 19,737 yds, 121 TD . The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Jones in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The missing name is Doug Martin, who was released in February after a second straight unproductive season. They last hit that in 2015, averaging 135.1 per outing to rank fifth in the NFL. The very first change the Buccaneers made to their backfield was the release of Martin on February 20. This year's crop of tailbacks offered a lot of quality options early in the second round â Georgia's Nick Chubb went a few picks before Jones and Auburn's Kerryon Johnson followed a few later â and the Bucs surprised no one when they dipped into that depth. During mini camp and OTAs, Jones has shown flashes of being impressive. 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers depth chart for all positions. Barkley won an array of awards including the 2016 All Big Ten First team. 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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. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Visit ESPN to view the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team depth chart for the current season If Winston can keep his head on straight, I like the idea of Tampa’s offense blossoming. As expected, again, Sims's return did not change the Bucs' plans to address the running back corps in the draft. Learn how your comment data is processed. We'll see how it goes. Koetter has been the Buccaneers' play-caller the last three years, first as the offensive coordinator and then as the head coach. Shaun's a quick learner. The last two years the Bucs haven't ranked any higher than 28th in 10 or 20-yard runs, and they've had zero carries of 50 or more yards. It was an expected move given Martin's numbers the previous two seasons and the size of his contract; he has since signed with the Oakland Raiders, his hometown team. Key Question: How will the carries be split between Barber and Jones? 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