For the first time, this season, the Bucs had an effective running game because Arians decided to start Ronald Jones, over incumbent starter Peyton Barber, last week. Jones provided that spark in the running game the Bucs have sorely needed all season.
In eight games, Jones spent an average time of 2.5 seconds in the backfield that’s the fastest in the league meaning he hits the hole faster than any other running back and once Jones gets past that first level of linemen he’s a danger to take it to the house every time.
Then came the second half. Instead of sticking with Jones, Arians decided to go with Peyton Barber, which brought the ground game to a halt. When they did put Jones back in, it was far too late. Overall, Jones had 18 carries for 67 yds and 1 TD. He also snagged 2 rec for 15 yds.
Arians had officially named Jones the starter for the rest of the season, so we as fans , hopefully, will get to see what Jones can do with 20+ carries.