He sees it as well, he makes the right cuts, so I'm perfectly fine with having Peyton in.". He and David have the potential to form one of the NFL's best inside linebacking duos. Addition(s): Andre Ellington (free agent), Kerwynn Williams (free agent), Subtraction(s): Jacquizz Rodgers (unrestricted free agent, not re-signed), Returning Players: Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones, Dare Ogunbowale* , Shaun Wilson*, (* Ogunbowale was on the practice squad and Wilson was on injured reserve at the end of the 2018 season.). Armwood, Gaither and Jesuit may have their hands full on Friday night. The two newcomers are new to Tampa but not Arians. The other is Arians' history of limited tight end usage in terms of receiving. "Four or more, used to be [our] thing," said Running Backs Coach Todd McNair, remembering his days as a running back in Kansas City, with Arians as his position coach. Dare Ogunbowale, who has just 11 carries in 2019… Regardless of how playing time is distributed, one thing is certain: These corners will be asked to play a lot of press man coverage, a staple of Bowles' defense. Updated Sep. 2, 2019 TAMPA — The Bucs bolstered their special teams unit on Monday by acquiring speedy third-year running back T.J. Logan off waivers from … "Just find four yards. The Bucs fought off the Vikings' attempt to replace them as the NFC's sixth seed and now have a two-game edge over the teams just outside the conference playoff picture. One is injury. Tampa Bay can't depend on Jason Pierre-Paul, who might not return from his neck injury until December, so William Gholston and Beau Allen will have to play big roles on the defensive line. On Monday we examined the quarterbacks. May not be the fastest guy, but he's a runner with the football and it's more important that when you turn around to hand that football up, you're giving it to a runner, not a specific fast guy. And this tier gets even uglier with Peterson and Lewis really coming to the end of the line for their days as fantasy running backs. Somewhere along the line I learned a game to help with hand placement, that he can start to build the muscle memory of how to place your hands.". 2019 New York Giants training camp preview: Running backs … Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The result of all the change is a team that, on paper, should have a chance to compete in its division. The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. The Texans won 23-20. Some even have him ranked as a top-10 fantasy quarterback for 2019. And Winston is not afraid to use his big arm the way Arians will require. It includes every starting running back from throughout Tampa Bay Buccaneers history, including current running backs and past ones. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Career Rushing Leaders. According to Pro Football Focus, "since coming into the league in 2015, Winston has maintained the highest average depth of target at 10.8 yards downfield. According to PFF, when Ellington was with the Cardinals from 2013-17, he had the 16th-most targets (210) among RBs in the league and the 12th-most yards per reception (9.1). Weber may be a good pick up in the fourth round if not late third. "The tape really makes me have no worries when I watch Peyton play, to be honest with you," said Offensive Coordinator Byron Leftwich. One thing is certain: For better or worse, the Buccaneers are a team worth watching in 2019. The Bucs need opposing offenses to respect their rushing attack in order to give more bite to the play-action passing game. An image from the Dec. 21, 2019 regular season away game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And while it might not be "totally fixed" as Arians suggests, the defensive backs do look better. That would be Jacquizz Rodgers, who played 368 snaps on offense in 2018 to 90 for Jones. Martin had already ceded his starting job to Peyton Barber, an ascending player who originally arrived as an undrafted free agent, and the addition of Jones was supposed to create a productive one-two punch of power and speed. The Buccaneers' new coaches clearly believe in Peyton Barber as a running back who can grind out an efficient rushing attack, finding the lane quickly, hitting it hard and usually pushing forward for extra yardage after contact. Yesterday Twitter and its Tampa Bay Buccaneers participants set the social outlet ablaze over their debate over former running back Mike Alstott. Once we start getting him to the second level clean… A guy comes out of college, USC's a high-profile program, second-round draft pick and he doesn't have a lot of success, I've seen that happen before. Tampa Bay ranked 29th in rushing, averaging just 95.2 yards per game. And they are durable. Get a complete list of current starters and backup players from your favorite team and league on CBSSports.com. Unfortunately, Jones didn't find a lot of space in the early going and that may have slowed down his NFL momentum. That’s not what any team wants from a running back selected in the second round. SRS: .39 (14th of 32), SOS: -0.18 Offensive Coordinator: Byron Leftwich. Jones had 23 rushes for 44 yards last year. Carl Nassib is projected to start opposite Barrett, but Nelson could steal some reps on the edge from either starter. Notable 2018 Numbers: Tampa Bay's average of 95.2 rushing yards per game was fourth-worst in the NFL in 2018, but of a greater concern was the 3.92 yards per carry that put the Bucs second-to-last. Howard, Ali Marpet, Lavonte David, Vita Vea and Vernon Hargreaves — who have been supplemented via free agency and the NFL Draft. Record: 7-9-0, 2nd in NFC South Division (Schedule and Results) Coach: Bruce Arians (7-9-0) Points For: 458 (28.6/g) 3rd of 32. As of Wednesday morning, that competition consisted of two young, returning players and two more seasoned veterans who previously worked with Arians in Arizona. ESPN Fantasy Projection: Barber signed with Washington following four seasons in Tampa Bay. "We've got some guys that can do something with the football," said Leftwich. It’s very simple. The Bucs also didn't stack up many wins, and as a result a coaching change followed the end of the 2018 season. Marpet, the left guard, might be the best player on the team. Tampa Bay is sitting Fournette on Sunday in favor of rookie running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn. Other Running Backs in Tampa Bay Dare Ogunbowale, who has just 11 carries in 2019, is a pass-catching specialist and it may seem like the signing of LeSean McCoy … While Williams is a solid depth player, Ellington might be relied upon often should Jones struggle, especially in the passing game. "The tape says a lot of good stuff. It’s all about his contract. If all goes as planned, there won't be much change at this position. And we trust Bowles to play to their strengths in an aggressive scheme that will benefit from more pressure generated by the front seven. Right guard is open for competition, but the favorite to earn the starting job is Earl Watford, who played for Arians in Arizona, assuming Tampa wants him to play guard and not tackle. "Guys like RoJo haven't had a lot of real opportunities. Perriman is an interesting experiment and, if he can stay healthy, a potentially perfect addition to this corps with his straight-line speed. Tampa Bay signed Blaine Gabbert, who has experience in Arians' offense, to help the starter along mentally. Chris Godwin likely will record much more than the 59 catches he made last season, as he will spend more time working from the slot in addition to his outside duties. The middle of the second level, though, should provide more pass-rushing help this season with the addition of White. Again, Bowles love to blitz, so expect all of these linebackers to get in on the pass-rushing action. And, indeed, McNair says his work with Jones on catching the ball is already paying off, with the second-year back dropping a couple passes at the beginning of Phase 2 of the offseason program (when coaches can start working with players on the field) but none in recent weeks. Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders. (Which, to be fair, we could say for anybody, but both tight ends have a recent history of dings.) Consider Arians’ running back resume, dating back to his years in Pittsburgh: That's why Tampa Bay signed Andre Ellington and Kerwynn Williams, both of whom played for Arians in Arizona, in free agency. He is a smart runner with good balance. Both Andre Ellington and Kerwynn Williams last saw regular-season action under Arians with the Cardinals in 2017. Though they finished last in the NFC South last season with a record of 5-11, they field a handful of returning Pro Bowl-caliber players — think Mike Evans, O.J. Evans is the established stud for the "X" position. Arians has taken several opportunities to praise Barber and Licht has said he expects much bigger things from Jones in his second year after a washout of a rookie campaign. He was a vital addition for the Bucs in the wake of McCoy's departure. Featuring 2018-2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers and some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Buccaneers RBs include Cadillac Williams, … Barber ranked ninth in the league in carries last year, but only finished 31st among running backs in PPR scoring. by Todd Vandenberg 1 year ago Follow @theUnrealTodd. That wasn't because the Bucs were particularly good at creating shorter third downs, however; rather, the passing attack was just very adept at mid-range passing. The Bucs also will need rookie Terry Beckner and Jeremiah Ledbetter to provide quality depth. Sep 29, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones (27) stiff arms Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Clay Matthews (52) on a third quarter running play at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Detroit Lions via AP). Key Question: Can Ronald Jones be the one to provide those aforementioned big plays? Byron Leftwich is also on hand as a coordinator to help Arians coach an offense known to push the ball downfield and feature multiple looks. They are fast. But his fate depends on his play this season working with the man whose book is literally titled, "The Quarterback Whisperer. 24. Tampa Bay's running backs combined to record five carries of 20 or more yards in 2018, the lowest total for any team in the NFL. MORE: Where Arians ranks among NFL coaches. I know around the league that group may not be looked highly at around the league, but I like where we are at, to be honest with you. "He does some funky things with his hands. The best position for Suh, who is replacing McCoy, is a three-technique, where he presumably will play when the Bucs deploy a four-man front. Gone from Tampa are familiar names like Gerald McCoy, Kwon Alexander, Adam Humphries, DeSean Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers. 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. Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Adrian Peterson, Washington Redskins. The rushing attack of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was terrible one year ago, and if they have plans of competing in 2019, this must change. From a catching-technique standpoint he's got some funny stuff. High-volume running backs are harder and harder to find. The Buccaneers would obviously like more big plays in their rushing attack but the first order of business is to get it back to an every-down reliability. While Winston's prove-it season is the biggest storyline in Tampa Bay for 2019, it's only one of many for a team introducing a handful of new players and some scheme changes. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head into the 2019 season with largely the same group of running backs they had in 2018, but they are expecting to wring far better results from that crew. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been busy stacking their offensive backfield for the 2019 season. Barber was the Bucs' starter and leading rusher in 2018, gaining 871 yards and scoring five times but averaging 3.7 yards per carry. The nickel corner spot is up in the air; M.J. Stewart, who will be in more of a hybrid position this year, played a lot in that role last season, and Arians likes what he has seen from Ryan Smith. 2020 Tampa Bay Buccaneers depth chart for all positions. So the Buccaneers' running backs will not only need to be more involved as receivers, but they also might be asked to line up in the slot or even out wide at times. That's good news for Tampa Bay's newest defensive lineman. The New York Giants are well-established at the running back position, but there could be a small shuffling behind Saquon Barkley. The rookie from LSU is a freak athlete who not only will cover a ton of ground laterally and in coverage, but will also be an asset rushing the passer. Before his one year with the Rams last season, Suh had almost never played nose guard, but he did well in that role for LA. The big change in the backfield came last year, when the team moved on from Doug Martin and, two months later, drafted USC's Ronald Jones early in the second round. An early look at the Seahawks 2019 running backs. Bowles, who loves to bring pressure from the second and third levels, will help that cause. "What I notice with him, I think the biggest thing with him is hand placement," said McNair. He played under Arians at Temple in the late '80s and posted modest pass-catching numbers. McNair got to Kansas City and immediately racked up 34 receptions for 372 yards as a rookie, followed by four more seasons in which he surpassed 35 catches. The Buccaneers' defense had six sacks against the Vikings in Week 14 and Barrett accounted for two of them. Only two things can stop Howard and Cameron Brate from being the NFL's best tight end duo in 2019. Below is a breakdown of the Buccaneers' depth chart projection for 2019. Jones did not find a role in the Bucs' 2018 offense to start the season and when he did get his opportunities they were relatively brief and rarely productive. Over the last three seasons, Brady averaged 166 targets to running backs. The Buccaneers brought in some running backs with knowledge of Arians' offense and some past NFL success, but they didn't otherwise use free agency or the draft to add a major piece to the backfield. He and center Ryan Jensen, fresh off contract extensions, return as the rocks of the offensive line. Ellington had the most robust receiving numbers of the two and should get a crack at competing for the third-down job. The Buccaneers' Week 15 list of protected practice squad players is the same as last week: K Greg Joseph, CB Herb Miller and G John Molchon. Bobo Wilson, Justin Watson, Anthony Johnson and DaMarkus Lodge will battle for playing time and, later in the summer, spots on the roster. Either new coach Bruce Arians' methods will push quarterback Jameis Winston to new heights, and the 25-year-old passer will earn a long-term contract in Tampa Bay as a result, or the mistake-prone nature of Winston's play will be amplified, ending his tenure with the team that drafted him first overall five years ago. All-time Rushing Leader: James Wilder 1,575 att, 5,957 yds, 37 TD . The Buccaneers like what Peyton Barber can give them in short-yardage situations, and they are still hoping 2018 second-round pick Ronald Jones can develop into the playmaker he was at USC. 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