The second week of OTA’s have begun for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the last 24 hours have been incredibly busy for the franchise.
The team released Gerald McCoy, who was the franchise’s longest tenured player of nine years. A short twelve hours later, they signed Ndamukong Suh as his replacement.
While many were talking about the Suh signing today, Bruce Arians made a promising comment surrounding second year player Ronald Jones III.
It’s not secret that RoJo had a forgettable rookie season in 2018 and his confidence was clearly shaken heading into the off-season. With that being said, since the day Arians has taken over, he has had nothing but positive things to say about Jones and that continued on Tuesday.
Arians has unsolicited praise for RB Ronald Jones: "Some really young players really stepped up, especially Ronald Jones. He had a really good (day) today. I really enjoy watching where he's at right now."— Greg Auman (@gregauman) May 21, 2019
This recent news should be music to Buccaneer fans ears, because if Jones can be that pass-catching back that the Buccaneers desperately need, it can take the offense to another level.
Of course, results need to be seen on the field, but to get praise from a coach who has no problem criticizing his own players, should be a big confidence booster to the former Trojan.