Koetter: O. J. Howard Gets A “B-Range” Grade

August 12th, 2017

O.J. Howard was a Grade A draft prospect this year, a Top-10 talent who tumbled to the wide-eyed Bucs at No. 19 overall.

Last night in his preseason debut against the Bengals, Howard’s performance earned him a solid grade after the scrutiny of the coaches studying film, Koetter said this afternoon at One Buc Palace.

“I think his grade was in the B-range,” Koetter said. “And he really did a nice job in the running game. His physical play showed up. He held the point of attack, opened some holes for us.”

Koetter added that some bad luck from Bucs quarterbacks under pressure led to Howard having zero coaches. But he was open multiple times, Koetter said.

Great report there on Howard — a Day 1 success.

12 Responses to “Koetter: O. J. Howard Gets A “B-Range” Grade”

  1. Pickgrin Says:

    I noticed they line up Howard and Brate side by side – overloading one side of the line a few times on that opening drive.

    The “12” pkg is going to be utilized quite a bit this year me-thinks in all manner of different configurations.

  2. Bobby Says:

    He and Brate will be great weapons for Jameis. We’re loaded at receiver.

  3. BucsFanFromSaintsLand Says:

    12 personnel = Gin (Brate) and Juice (OJ) package

  4. RayJameisStadium Says:

    A healthy Sweezy and a double TE set will drive opposing defenses NUTS!!!

    Even CS34 is looking pretty good now.

    Go Bucs!!!

  5. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Sims did hit holes with more authority last night. Kudos.

  6. SB Says:

    Gin n Juice! As it has been said so let it be!!

  7. Destinjohnny Says:

    Guys we have some issues with depth on both sides of the line.
    Jason has made some screw ball picks in that round.
    Can’t be great and blow early round picks

  8. Stanglassman Says:

    Yeah Jason Licht sucks at the draft. Lol

  9. stpetebucsfan Says:

    What Stanglassman just said. Sometimes it gets pretty funny here.

    Folks criticizing the GM who has clearly had the best drafts of the past three years.

    Folks criticizing Koetter’s playcalling in a freaking preseason game. How much time do you think went into that gameplan last night? Does anybody really believe Koetter even looked at the Bengals defense to get his offense ready?

    Or did Koetter design a plan to see which RB’s would turn up…how HIS players performed. Again…believing Koetter should have given ANY thought to game plans and play calling trying to win a pre season game is pretty humorous.

  10. T"CHALLA Says:

    YES WE AS FANS SEE THAT PLAYERS ARE EVALUATED UNDER GAME CONDTIONS IN THE PRE SEASON . PLAYERS ARE ALSO EVALUATED IN THE DRAFT , OTA”S MINI-CAMP AND PRACTICES. OUR LADS DID NOT LOOK SMOOTH, YES UNCERTAININ THEIR ASSIGNMENTS . WAS THAT EXPECTED YES AND NO THAT”S THE EVALUATION PROCESS. WHICH ARE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY PREPARED TO PLAY ON THE PROFESSIONAL LEVEL . ALSO COACHES HAVE TO EVALUATE THEIR TEACING METHODS THAT ARE THEY TEACHING THEIR STUDENTS?PLAYERS HOW TO PLAY THEIR STYLE OF PLAY WHETHER IT BE OFFENSE, DEFENSE OR SPECIAL TEAMS . WE AS FANS HAVE TO BE DISCERNING OF EVALUATING WHAT WE ARE SEEING . WE MUST STOP WITH THE CLICHES AND TRULY ANALYZE WHAT WE ARE WATCHING. YES WE HAVE TALENT WITH OUR FIRST 22, COACHING COMES IN TO TEACH THE BACKUPS . THAT”S WHAT WHAT PREPARATION WILL DO FOR YOU TO EXECUTE WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTS ITSELF . YES IT’S THE FIRST PRE SEASON GAME , YES THEY DID NOT GAME PLAN PER SE . BUT DID YOU SEE A PREPARED TEAM . I SAW A TEAM THAT NEEDS TO PRACTICE, CONSTRUCTIVELY AND JASON LICHT SHOULD HAVE DRAFTED 6 PLAYERS RB, DE, LBS AND A CORNER. THEY HAVE TO BE PRIORITIES IN THE 2018 DRAFT , TILL THEN OUR COACHING STAFF HAS TO COACH AND TEACH THE PLAYERS WE HAVE TO EXECUTE . ALL THAT RHETORIC WHO IN THE BUILDING FIRST AND LAST IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAXIMIZE AND BE EFFICIENT WITH YOUR TIME . THAT GOES FOR COACHES AND PLAYERS . JUST SAYING

  11. stanglassman Says:

    Koetter said after watching the tape there were few missed assignments and there were very few flags so I’m not sure what you saw that everyone else missed.

  12. Jmoney Says:

    SORRY BUT WRITING IN ALL CAPS doesn’t automatically validate your point. Preseason doesn’t mean anything except a few scrimmages that may or may not result in injuries. Tampa Bay should make the playoffs and by the way will everyone stop hyping Glennon? He is so overrated

 

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