Griffimo wrote:But I also understand that because my life as a white dude may have had struggles, none of them came because of the color of my own skin.
SUPERIMIAINI wrote:So this BUCS RB situation has become one to avoid! Thanks Bruce
Bucs RB Ronald Jones will compete with newly-signed RB Leonard Fournette.
Fournette was brought in one day after clearing waivers. It's obviously horrible news for Jones' fantasy value with Fournette being the new shiny toy for Bruce Arians to play with. All of the offseason coach speak heading Jones way doesn't match the actions the Bucs took this offseason. They've added Fournette and LeSean McCoy in free agency and spent a third-round pick on Ke'Shawn Vaughn. Jones and Fournette may split early-down work in September as they compete for the starting job. Stay tuned for final roster cuts and next week's practice reports to see how the depth chart is being sorted out.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports "indications" are Buccaneers RB LeSean McCoy will still be used in the passing game and on third downs.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio initially reported McCoy is still expected to make Tampa Bay's 53-man roster following the Leonard Fournette signing, but any "integral" role for Shady would obviously impact Ronald Jones' touches even further. Assuming Fournette handles goal line work (with a direct path to leading the team in carries) and McCoy fends off Dare Ogunbowale for the team's third-down role, that leaves Jones with empty carries between the 20's. Fournette remains the mid-range RB3 we would target given his foreseeable touchdown equity.
OarChambo wrote:hankrip wrote:OarChambo wrote:It's the final bench spot, so I won't argue with someone doing it but he may be behind Ozigbo - and even if he isn't it may not matter. The base down role on a team likely to be playing with negative game scripts isn't a valuable role. The passing downs job is - hello, Mr. Thompson. Til he breaks anyway.
Wouldn’t shock me to see James Robinson lead team in carries 2nd half of season. I’ve been hearing some good things from practices.
I don't recall where the positive prospect buzz stemmed from in spring, but between it and the Fournette news draft week my eyebrow was raised when I saw his landing spot. Took a shot on him in front office to see if Fournette did get dumped, so I guess now I have to find room for him on my final 53.
bunnywafer wrote:I heard some talking heads say that RoJo actually looked pretty good in this game. I didn't see it. Sharks agree?