Tampa Bay’s running back Ronald Jones, picked in the second round of this year’s draft, has been a huge disappointment so far in his short career. After struggling mightily in the preseason, he did not even participate in the first few games because the coaches decided so.
Apparently, Jones was not ready for the big league’s yet. With the Buccaneers facing the Falcons on Sunday, Jones will have a great chance to change his fortune. According to NFL.com, Atlanta’s defense is currently ranked 28th in the league, as multiple of their key players are out for the season due to injuries.
In addition to that, Atlanta’s defense is seemingly a particularly good matchup for pass-catching backs. Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, for instance, caught 14 passes against them for over 100 yards. Alvin Kamara from the New Orleans Saints even topped those incredible numbers with 15 catches for more than 120 receiving yards.
This should only motivate Ronald Jones to finally have a decent game and show the Bucs and the rest of the world what he is capable of doing. The former USC Trojan desperately needs a good game or at least a few great plays in order to finally get his career in the right direction.
Without a doubt, Tampa Bay’s offense has the tools to be one of the best in the league. Imagine what the Bucs would bring to the table if they could finally establish a dangerous running game…