And indeed, there doesn't seem to be much question that Barber, who has improved every season, can be a workhorse back. Carl Nassib is projected to start opposite Barrett, but Nelson could steal some reps on the edge from either starter. He never had more than 19 catches in a season and finished with a four-year total of 45. Expected W-L: 8.2-7.8. Tampa Bay ranked 29th in rushing, averaging just 95.2 yards per game. 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. Arians' "no risk it, no biscuit" approach means the Bucs will likely throw the ball downfield more often in 2019 and those plays have a better chance of success if good play fakes are pulling the safeties forward toward the line of scrimmage. From a catching-technique standpoint he's got some funny stuff. 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.". August 6, 2019, 7:59 AM Fantasy Sleepers at Running Back: Two rookies among possible 2019 draft steals “Sleeper” is a complicated and often misused word in fantasy. The extensions for Marpet and Jensen were easy decisions for the Bucs. Seasons: 45 (1976 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 274-429-1 Playoff Record: 6-9 Super Bowls Won: 1 (1 Appearance) Championships Won *: 1 . His confidence can wane a bit. Armwood, Gaither and Jesuit may have their hands full on Friday night. "What I notice with him, I think the biggest thing with him is hand placement," said McNair. Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders. 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. Marpet, the left guard, might be the best player on the team. 2019 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Statistics & Players. Still, it's clear that the Bucs are banking on getting more out of the Barber-Jones duo. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been busy stacking their offensive backfield for the 2019 season. Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 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. Arians, though, doesn't seem to be banking on the latter. Their third-down work could get even better with shorter attempts; the Buccaneers were 31st in rushing average on first down and 32nd on second down. 2019 New York Giants training camp preview: Running backs … 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 … If the Buccaneers can approve on that down-to-down consistency and find a greater number of big plays in the ground game it will be an enormous improvement from last year. High-volume running backs are harder and harder to find. Only two things can stop Howard and Cameron Brate from being the NFL's best tight end duo in 2019. Tampa also drafted corners in Sean Bunting and Jamel Dean. Jones is a fluid athlete, however, and McNair thinks he can help the young back improve significantly in that part of the game by focusing on his hands. 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. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams. Visit ESPN to view the Tampa Bay Buccaneers team depth chart for the current season The Bucs think they can unlock the big-play potential in Jones that was so evident at USC and made him the 38th pick in the 2018 draft. The Bucs drafted Jones a year ago after he averaged 6.1 yards per carry over three seasons at USC, scored 42 touchdowns and racked up more than 1,700 yards from scrimmage in 13 games as a junior. An image from the Dec. 21, 2019 regular season away game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 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. He finished with just 23 carries for 44 yards, plus seven receptions for 33 yards. https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/39/f7/jameis-winston-060419-getty-ftrjpg_p0r50hafw2o61jcvixyekww7b.jpg?t=592055403&w=500&quality=80, Why Howard might be league's best TE soon. Click to show. Evans is the established stud for the "X" position. Previous Season Next Season. 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. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Career Rushing Leaders. I like what Peyton brings.". That's a big reason why the Bucs targeted Bunting and Dean in the draft, and it's somewhat of a specialty for Hargreaves. Get a complete list of current starters and backup players from your favorite team and league on CBSSports.com. 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. 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. Some even have him ranked as a top-10 fantasy quarterback for 2019. 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. Both briefly possessed the kickoff return job, and that very thing could help them keep a foot in the roster door in 2019. by Todd Vandenberg 1 year ago Follow @theUnrealTodd. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports . Signing Andre Ellington and re-signing Peyton Barber … 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. An early look at the Seahawks 2019 running backs. On Monday we examined the quarterbacks. And we trust Bowles to play to their strengths in an aggressive scheme that will benefit from more pressure generated by the front seven. Jacobs is the sole rookie in my top 25. There will likely be a few tweaks to that roster between now and training camp, but the group the Bucs will take into that camp is mostly now set. It’s very simple. That would be Jacquizz Rodgers, who played 368 snaps on offense in 2018 to 90 for Jones. Tampa Bay's offenses didn't average more than 100 running back targets in the same span. Weber may be a good pick up in the fourth round if not late third. Both Andre Ellington and Kerwynn Williams last saw regular-season action under Arians with the Cardinals in 2017. Now we'll move on to their offensive backfield mates: Running Backs. 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. (Detroit Lions via AP). The Bucs would like to get that average up in 2019 but do like Barber's consistency, power and effort. The Buccaneers' defense had six sacks against the Vikings in Week 14 and Barrett accounted for two of them. Tweet; Share; x; Pin; Comment; Next 1 of 3 Prev … "The tape says a lot of good stuff. Barber was the Bucs' starter and leading rusher in 2018, gaining 871 yards and scoring five times but averaging 3.7 yards per carry. And they are durable. "Obviously here in the past, from what I've been told, the running game hasn't been that great," said Run Game Coordinator Harold Goodwin. But his fate depends on his play this season working with the man whose book is literally titled, "The Quarterback Whisperer. He is thrust into a great situation, with playmakers all over the field in Oakland. Dare Ogunbowale, who has just 11 carries in 2019… The browser you are using is no longer supported on this site. With only Doug Martin and Jalen Richard to compete with for snaps, Jacobs should have an impactful rookie season. He's a phone booth guy, knows how to make guys miss, drop his shoulder. Three running backs who could give Tampa Bay teams fits. NFL TIGHT END RANKINGS:Why Howard might be league's best TE soon. "The tape really makes me have no worries when I watch Peyton play, to be honest with you," said Offensive Coordinator Byron Leftwich. They are hopeful that Jones can hit the home runs to complement Barber, and that's obviously less of a sure thing. In 2002, the first year the league expanded to 32 teams, the No. The Yahoo Fantasy Football crew delivers its list of breakout running backs for 2019, which includes three rookies. Backups Kevin Minter and Deone Bucannon, the latter a linebacker/safety hybrid, are no slouches, either. "He does some funky things with his hands. 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. Points Against: 449 (28.1/g) 29th of 32. Tampa Bay signed Blaine Gabbert, who has experience in Arians' offense, to help the starter along mentally. "RoJo had 23 carries on the season and 13 of those he got hit at or behind the line of scrimmage," said McNair. Find your four and more will come.". The Buccaneers' running backs, in particular, combined to post 3.5 yards per carry. Williams had a nice 4.5-yard per-carry average and had a stint as the primary ballcarrier for about a third of the season in 2017. If all goes as planned, there won't be much change at this position. By Bailey Adams @BaileyJAdams22 Jul 8, … That's why Tampa Bay signed Andre Ellington and Kerwynn Williams, both of whom played for Arians in Arizona, in free agency. Then check out this list of Tampa Bay Buccaneers running backs with photos and seasons as starters. The Buccaneers are set with their starting outside corners in Hargreaves and Carlton Davis. Yes, Winston still has a chance to earn a lucrative, long-term contract extension in Tampa Bay, as SN contributor and former NFL team executive Jeff Diamond recently explained. Obviously, Jones would eat up some of those available reps if he does indeed come on strong in his second year, but there is still room for another back or two in the mix. Bobo Wilson, Justin Watson, Anthony Johnson and DaMarkus Lodge will battle for playing time and, later in the summer, spots on the roster. Again, Bowles love to blitz, so expect all of these linebackers to get in on the pass-rushing action. The result of all the change is a team that, on paper, should have a chance to compete in its division. The Rams basically have an out after 2020. Tampa Bay's offense was very good at converting third downs in 2018, ranking third in the league with a 46.0% success rate. Defensive Coordinator: Todd Bowles. One thing is certain: For better or worse, the Buccaneers are a team worth watching in 2019. He and center Ryan Jensen, fresh off contract extensions, return as the rocks of the offensive line. 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. "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. Perriman is an interesting experiment and, if he can stay healthy, a potentially perfect addition to this corps with his straight-line speed. Without the running game I don't think you can do much in the passing game because we've got to set up the play-action pass just by being able to run it.". 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. Detroit Lions running back Wes Hills (36) runs for a touchdown during a NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 in Detroit. The two returners are Dare Ogunbowale and Shaun Wilson, a pair of former undrafted free agents who got their first taste of NFL regular-season action last year, albeit a relatively limited dose. The Bucs need opposing offenses to respect their rushing attack in order to give more bite to the play-action passing game. Once they officially sign a group of undrafted free agents, the Buccaneers will likely be at or near the 90-man offseason roster limit. 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. The depth chart for the entire line will be in flux through training camp, as the Buccaneers have a handful of players who can play in swing backup roles at both guard and tackle. He sees it as well, he makes the right cuts, so I'm perfectly fine with having Peyton in.". 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. That will allow Arians, who again likes to move around players for different looks, to line up Howard and/or Brate in various positions. Jones was a second round pick out of USC in 2018 (38th overall), so the Bucs likely believe he’ll see an uptick in production this season under new coach Bruce Arians. 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. Suh, 32, proved his versatility last year even though his new starting position, 3-4 defensive end, might be his weakest spot. We know the top four running backs this fantasy season, but here are 11 different tiers for all the running backs you need to know about. Bruce Arians and his staff aided General Manager Jason Licht in the sort of roster reshaping one would expect from a team with a new coach, but the more sweeping changes have come on the defensive side of the ball. And Winston is not afraid to use his big arm the way Arians will require. That’s not what any team wants from a running back selected in the second round. It includes every starting running back from throughout Tampa Bay Buccaneers history, including current running backs and past ones. Barber ranked ninth in the league in carries last year, but only finished 31st among running backs in PPR scoring. As such, we are taking a position-by-position look to see how things have changed and where the Bucs stand at each corner of the depth chart heading into the new season. Jones' seven catches last year came on just nine targets, which is a pretty good catch rate, but he didn't always look fluid in practice in that part of his game. 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