Ronald Jones to "Carry the Load" for the Bucs This Season


Last year, Ronald Jones started in nine games for the Bucs and managed to put up over 1,000 yards from scrimmage. In the final two games of the season, RoJon combined for 25 carries for 183 yards and a touchdown. There was a point where he fell out of favor with head coach Bruce Arians when he failed to pickup a blitz in a win over the Jaguars.

That benching appears to be in the past as Jones has worked so hard that he's earned the trust of Arians despite the team drafting Ke'Shawn Vaughn in the third-round and bringing in veteran back (and Super Bowl champion) LeSean McCoy. Arians told the Bucs website that Jones is the "main guy" and that he'll "carry the load" while the other backs will fight for who goes in second when RoJo gets tired.

With those additions in the backfield plus Brady and Gronk, among other pieces, there's high expectations in Tampa. "I'm very excited," said RoJo in relation to the upcoming season.

Through two seasons with the Bucs in his career, Ronald Jones has 195 for 768 yards and seven touchdowns along with 38 receptions for 342 yards.

Last season, the Bucs finished 7-9 and 24th in the league in rushing at 95.1 yards per game.

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