“Eventually, We Want You To Learn Everything”

June 23rd, 2017

O.J. Howard was talking yesterday.

Joe’s got the full exchange with the Buccaneers’ rookie manbeast tight end and the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

Included in the audio below is Howard explaining that the Bucs want him to learn everything from playing H-back to a wide receiver role. Don’t be surprised to see Howard lining up wide, he said.

Howard also shared that Cameron Brate is a great and welcoming mentor, and he says he and America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, are working regularly after practice on their “timing” along with other players Jameis is rallying to be great.

“As advertised,” is how Howard described Jameis’ leadership and ability.

12 Responses to ““Eventually, We Want You To Learn Everything””

  1. Casey Morgan Says:

    Let’s start with the standard strong side tight end roll. Plenty of time to mix it up as the season goes on…

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    What a tremendous addition OJ is going to be to the Bucs offense. Jameis now has a young core of weapons in ME13, Hump, Godwin, OJ and Cam that can all grow together. Great to hear OJ say that Jameis is working with all of them after practices. That extra commitment is bound to pay off, sooner rather than later hopefully.

  3. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Great stuff!!!

    I’m glad Steve is back on the horse again.

    Go Bucs!!!

  4. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Licht did his job this off season. Now is time for Koetter to Dominate!!!

    The Godfather will speak softly….

    Go Bucs!!!

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Didn’t listen, but damn I was just thinking the other day about OJ lining up in the slot like Gronk does sometimes. Monster Evans and monster OJ lined up on one side in a 4 vert? OMG.

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    Says Jameis in the huddle with that 4 vert ’87, “MmmmmmmHmmmmmm on 3, on 3, ready, BREAK!”

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    Good luck to LBers and Safties trying to keep up with this guy over the middle. Or you could put your 190 lb nickle corner on him and get out muscled. Mismatch either way.

    I’m guessing initially that OJ’s great blocking ability will be his biggest contribution right out of the gate though. That versatility is what makes him such a special prospect.

  8. Wausa Says:

    Very excited to see what Jameis does with these weapons. Despite Mike being an elite receiver there was a larger factor as to why Mike Evans was the most targeted receiver in the NFL last year and that is the Bucs other receivers stunk.

    Now the Bucs may have the best receivers/TE’s in the NFL, but unfortunately they may the worst group of running backs in the NFL. I am hopeful the Bucs hit a home run with their 5th round pick.

  9. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m jacked that Koetter is teaching OJ everything.

    Most of us who played football did so at the high school level.

    Some here have played college…do we have any NFLers?

    Whatever…this is not high school. We don’t have 17 year old kids after a full day of school…first real exposure to serious football…needing even more time on fundamentals and technique than a playbook.’

    College more of the same just a little less constrained by classes.

    The NFL is a PROFESSIONAL league with grown men who are playing for their livelihoods. It’s their livliehoods and many spend long hours at ONE Buc viewing tape…position meetings…We ask #3 to learn the ENTIRE PLAYBOOK…what EVERY player was doing at all times…asking a gifted TE to learn several positions is not really a stretch. If OJ has the physical skills he should master the playbook pretty easily.

  10. destinjohnny Says:

    roll tide roll!!!!

  11. Jdr Says:

    Search the web site archives and you will see I predicted the Bucks will take Howard overcook because they will use him from HVAC to wide receiver got it’s great knowing better than Joe Bucs Fan

  12. Jdr Says:

    Wish I could type though