Two weeks into the 2021 season, Ronald Jones continues to do things that could adjourn the Bucs’ run-by-committee approach.
“This is his third year, man,” coach Bruce Arians said Monday after the Bucs pulled out a 48-25 win over the Falcons. “It shouldn’t be a problem, and at times, it is.”
Jones fumbled in Week 1 and in Week 2 got the start but was out-performed by Fournette. Jones, it seems, continues to shoot himself in the foot with mistakes on the field, the story said. The story said Fournette is ahead of Jones by any measure, with twice as many snaps (73-32), carries (20-10) and rushing yards (84-41), getting nine catches for 51 yards while Jones has a single 9-yard reception. The Bucs have had their success in the passing game so the numbers for any of their backs aren't impressive. Eventually, they are going to need to run the ball, and as of now, Fournette seems to be the safer fantasy play.