Impact Players to Watch: Week 6 Panthers vs Bucs in London
Hey! Hey! Tampa Bay fans! It’s another week of Buccaneers football after that disappointing loss in the Big Easy against the New Orleans Saints. The Buccaneers now head to jolly ole England to face the rival Carolina Panthers and their old counterpart in Gerald McCoy in a Week 2 rematch which the Bucs won. For this week’s matchup, I have Buccaneers second-year RB in Ronald Jones II aka RoJo and Panthers current starting Quarterback Kyle Allen filling in for the injured Cam Newton.
Ronald Jones II (RoJo) Running Back:
Jones, the second round pick out of USC in the 2018 NFL Draft, is a work in progress. He and starter Peyton Barber are working to become the next two-headed RB combo in the league, but the road for Jones was not easy. In his rookie year, he looked like he was struggling to pick up the speed of the NFL game and lacked pass catching and pass protection. Things have certainly changed for the better. This past offseason, Jones gained about 12 pounds of muscle as Jones worked with one of his coaches and has become a totally different player this season. With his ability to make splash plays and catches out of the backfield, it has been a nice added weapon to the Buccaneers offense. With the improvement of Jones, he is looking to maybe become the lead back in the dynamic Buccaneers offense.
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Kyle Allen Quarterback:
Allen is filling in for the injured Cam Newton and has given the Panthers a fighting chance to stay in the competition for the NFC South crown. The second-year pro out of Houston is looking to shine against a struggling Buccaneers secondary who is among the worse in pass defense. Allen has Christian McCaffrey to his advantage now who the Bucs held to 53 total yards Week 2.
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This is a make or break game for both teams in the second game of the annual NFL International Series.