The Buccaneers made a change this past Sunday in their backfield & offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich wants to give his new starting running back more chances to make explosive plays.
After playing in only 9 games his rookie season & totaling 77 yards from scrimmage, running back Ronald Jones II got his career first career start in Seattle this past Sunday. Jones recorded 20 touches & registered 82 yards from scrimmage in the loss to the Seahawks. But with his effort, it appears that Jones continues to gain the confidence of the coaching staff.
Leftwich met with the media on Thursday & provided reasons why Jones has earned the starting job including the running back eliminating silly mistakes that kept him from being a larger part of the offense during his rookie season. Leftwich added Jones brings a dimension of explosive play-making ability & the coaching staff will look to have advantage of that skill-set.
Click below to hear the full interview with Leftwich