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RB Jacquizz Rodgers - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5-6, 196Born: 2-5-1990College: Oregon St.Drafted: Round 5

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17 vs CAR 43 17 75 0 1 1 4 0 0 7.9

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2016 Week 17 vs CAR (17 / 75 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Rodgers led the Tampa Bay backfield with the majority of the backfield snaps, toting the rock 17 times total. He carried the ball 15 yards on Tampa Bay's first snap of the game. Rodgers ripped off a 26 yard run off right tackle, his longest of the day, during Tampa Bay's second drive of the 1st quarter. Rodgers peeled off another 17 yard run early in the 4th quarter, finishing the day with 75 yards. Rodgers caught a short checkdown pass for a gain of 4 yards in the 3rd quarter, his only pass target of the day.

2016 Week 16 vs NO (15 / 63 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

Tampa Bay's coaching staff elected to bench Doug Martin in favor of a healthy Rodgers. The move seemed to payoff. Rodgers, who is built similarly to Martin with a short, thick stature, made decisive cuts and took what the defense gave him, instead of dancing in the hole like Martin is prone to do. Rodgers started out hot, taking his first carry of the game off left tackle for a 14 yard gain. He carried the ball 4 consecutive times to start the game before Winston ever dropped back to pass. Rodgers got a couple of consecutive carries on the goal line in the 3rd quarter when a penalty set the Bucs up on the New Orleans 5 yard line. Rodgers punched it in on the second attempt, churning his legs and applying great leverage with his shorter frame. Rodgers finished the day with 15 carries for 63 yards. Rodgers caught a checkdown pass out of the backfield on his first target of the day for a 3 yard gain. He caught his second target in the 3rd quarter, leaking out of the backfield and catching the ball in the flats for a 12 yard gain.

2016 Week 14 vs NO (2 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rodgers saw extremely limited action in the wake of Martin and Sims' return to the Tampa Bay backfield. He logged a few snaps in the 2nd half of the game and carried the ball twice for no gain. It looks like Rodgers is back to a backup role as long as his backfield mates are healthy.

2016 Week 13 vs SD (7 / 29 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)

Rodgers returned from injury and spelled Doug Martin occasionally, logging most of his carries in the 2nd half of the game, including 4 on the final clock-killing drive. He totaled 29 yards on 7 carries. Rodgers caught a wheel route out of the backfield and took it down the right sideline for a gain of 21 in the 4th quarter on his only target in the passing game.

2016 Week 8 vs OAK (19 / 69 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Rodgers failed to eclipse 100 yards for the first time in 3 weeks, gathering 69 yards on 19 carries. Rodgers received the majority of snaps in the backfield until going down with a foot injury just before overtime. He punched a goal-line touchdown in late in the 4th quarter to give Tampa Bay the lead. Rodgers caught his only target of the day for a 9 yard gain. He is expected to miss this week's Thursday night game, and the Bucs have resigned former RB Mike James as insurance for Smith and Barber in the backfield.

2016 Week 7 vs SF (26 / 154 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Rodgers was hot out of the gate, ripping off runs of 5, 11, and 11 yards on Tampa Bay's first three offensive plays of the game. Rodgers continued to collect impressive gains, racking up 48 yards total in the 1st quarter as the Bucs' offensive line got a great push on the San Francisco front 7. Rodgers ripped off a 45 yard run straight up the middle during the 2nd quarter, stopping and starting on a dime to make several defenders miss. He continued to consistently run the ball for 5 or more yards per carry the entire game, racking up 154 yards on until finally being spelled by Peyton Barber for the last two drives. Rodgers is small but dense and strong, and runs with the same low center of gravity that makes Doug Martin hard to tackle. He's been a great fit for this offense. Antone Smith picked up some of Rodgers' snaps in the passing game. Rodgers managed 1 target, which he caught for 9 yards.

2016 Week 5 vs CAR (30 / 101 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 28 / 0 rec)

Rodgers carried the load at running back for the Bucs in Doug Martin and Charles Sims' absence. Tampa Bay appeared committed to running the ball and eating up clock with extended drives all night. He carried the rock 30 times, getting 6 straight carries to start the game out for the Bucs. Rodgers was fairly effective against Carolina's stout front 7, picking up 2 first downs with those first 6 carries and setting up the play action passing game for Winston. Rodgers got all the carries he could handle during the 1st quarter as the Bucs ran him again and again. He regularly converted 1st downs and did a great job of taking what was given to him by the stout Carolina D-line and linebackers. Rodgers continued to carry the load late into the 4th quarter, picking up a crucial 3rd down conversion on the Bucs' game winning drive with a catch out of the backfield. He also picked up another 1st down run and another 15 yards by drawing a facemask penalty from Panthers DE Kony Ealy. In addition to his 30 carries, Rodgers secured 5 of his 6 targets in the passing game for 28 yards.

2016 Week 4 vs DEN (6 / 25 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Rodgers entered the game late in the 1st quarter in relief of Sims, and broke his first carry for the Bucs' biggest run of the day, 12 yards right up the middle. Rodgers had an even bigger run later in the 2nd quarter that converted 3rd and 8, but the play was negated by a holding penalty. Rogers finished the day with 6 carries for 25 yards, and caught 1 of 2 targets for 4 yards.

2016 Week 3 vs LA (5 / 15 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Rodgers saw some limited work in relief of Charles Sims, and had a few nice runs. He picked up a 3rd down conversion in the 2nd quarter on 3rd and 1 and followed it up with an 8 yard reception on the next play, his only target of the day. Rodgers did get a couple of goal-line snaps, but was used primarily as a decoy for play-action plays. Rogers also returned kickoffs in Cecil Shorts' absence.

2016 Week 2 vs ARI (2 / 29 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Rodgers saw some action in the 2nd half of the game, coming in to relieve Charles Sims after Doug Martin left with a hamstring injury. He picked up 5 yards up the middle on his first carry of the game, then ripped off a 24 yard run on a pitch to the right side of the field two plays later. Rodgers was targeted once out of the backfield by a scrambling Winston, but the ball was overthrown.


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