Jameis Smitten With Howard

July 2nd, 2017

His QB is a big fan.

Exciting news, football fans:,,

It is July, meaning this is the last month of no football. Next month, August, college football begins and then in September — yay! — the NFL!

It seems, however, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, is ready to snap on the chin strap right now. Jameis was back in his old stomping grounds of Alabama this weekend and there is all sorts of video floating around social media of him working with kids at his football camps. After his football career is over, Joe is convinced Jameis could make a fine living as a motivational speaker. The young man has a gift.

Oh, and that other gift of his, that right arm (Phil Simms said Jameis was born to throw something), it appears Jameis is going to have fun throwing to his new weapon, rookie tight end O.J. Howard.

Jameis spoke to Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network yesterday. And what Jameis had to say about Howard made Joe uncork a cold beer.

“This is the fastest, most athletic 6-6, 255 guy I’ve ever seen in my life. It’s unreal.”

Now think about some of the folks Jameis hangs with. First, his NFL teammates. Second, dudes he works out with, which include Adrian Peterson. Third, Jameis was in a Pro Bowl.

If Jameis’ quote about Howard doesn’t get you fired up for football, Joe suggests you need to check your pulse.

19 Responses to “Jameis Smitten With Howard”

  1. Cometowin2 Says:

    I was yelling for the Bucs to take Howard. Couldn’t be happier with the pick and the state of the Bucs!!!

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Reading that article with the quotes from Tiffany Blackmon’s interview with Jameis, one thing really impressed me: How Jameis uses the word ‘we’ instead of ‘I’. Things like “We’re excited …” and “We’re privileged …”. Or “We’re happy …” and “We have to come together and help change that culture”. To Jameis, EVERYTHING is about T-E-A-M. You hit the nail right on the head Joe … ‘The young man has a gift’.

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    OJ Howard is a generational talent at TE

  4. RayJameisStadium Says:

    yeah Baby!!! It takes me back to the days of Rickey Dudley and Ken Dilger in 2002. They were solid tight ends.

    So do we dare to use that 4 letter word – HOPE on Howard?

    Yeah Baby! Jameis and Bucs fans have High Hopes on Howard!

    Go Bucs!!!

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Our drafts have been solid……look at the improvement from Dominick

    Clabourn, Barron, Martin & No Pick (Revis) To

    Evans, Winston, Hargreaves & Howard….

    We are in solid shape with these picks.

  6. Ocala Says:

    Jamie’s had to deal with no running game and a very limited receiving corps last year

    Amazing what he accomplished as a 22 year old last year.

  7. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    He dose move like WR,most LBs won’t be athletically gifted enough to stay with him and DBs will simply be boxed out in the paint. I’m happy for Fameis and Koetter,they both utilize TEs really well. This offense will be high octane next season. Bank on it.

  8. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    O.J Howard the new age John Mackey.

  9. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Bama boy to Bama boy for the next years!!!

  10. JAB83 Says:

    All things considered. OJ most likely is an early season no show based on what we need him to do from a TE stamd point.

    I think he will ball out in the must win games as a secret weapon.

    Look for his biggest impact to be down the stretch and into the playoffs. AFTER we establish our identity as a Run first Big play passing attack.

    OJ is plan B THIS YEAR. OR Surprise ya if you tale away all the other options.

  11. chris Says:

    We should be absolutely lethal in the red zone, two tight ends, Howard, 6’6, Brate, Evans

  12. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Many of us who mentioned OJ Howard last February and March as the player the Bucs should grab in the first round of the Draft, were made fun of or put down….”We already have Cam Brate! We don’t need another TE!” they said.

    But now, hearing these words straight from Jameis’ mouth, makes me even more excited than I was back then, dreaming about all those 2-TE sets with Desean Jackson and Cam Brate on one side, and Evans and OJ on the other!


  13. rayjay1122 Says:

    From yesterday…sorry for the length but I am sick of TMAX and his irrational slamming of GMC and I am posting it again today so he may see it and try to respond. But first to be relevant to this thread, I am super stoked to see O.J Howard tear up defenses!!!

    Here you go TMAX

    http://kmmsports.com/gerald-mccoy-has-shot-at-bucs-history/ States the following:

    TAMPA, Fla. – In a season that’s been otherwise forgettable, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has been a big bright spot for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    McCoy enters the final game of the season (Sunday at New Orleans) with nine sacks. He has a chance to join Warren Sapp (who had double-digit sacks three times) and Santana Dotson as the only defensive tackles in franchise history to record 10 sacks in a season.

    “I think it’s quite an honor for an inside player to have 10 sacks,’’ coach Greg Schiano said. “That doesn’t happen a lot. Gerald’s that kind of player. God willing, he stays healthy, I expect that to be the yearly norm rather than an exception. That doesn’t happen a lot. That’s a special feat. We need him to do that for us to win this week.’’

    McCoy made the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career last year, but I think this clearly has been a breakthrough season. McCoy often has been a dominant force in the middle.

    ‘I’ve seen improvement in every phase,’’ Schiano said. “His run defense, his pass defense, his understanding of the game. He’s improving as a football player, and that’s one of the neat things about Gerald. He’s such a gifted athlete, but he works so hard and has bought in so full into what we’re doing that he makes strides every day.’’

    Then there is a scouting report for the Dallas game last season at the following.

    https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-cowboys/cowboys/2016/12/13/scouting-buccaneers-gerald-mccoy-tampa-bay-defense-quite-tear Here are a few portions.

    in the last four years, McCoy has been the more dominant player than Suh — and it will be the task of Cowboys guards Zack Martin and Ronald Leary to block him Sunday night when the Buccaneers visit the Cowboys.

    McCoy has collected 33 1/2 sacks and gone to three Pro Bowls over the last four seasons. He leads all NFL defensive tackles in sacks with seven this season. Suh signed a record six-year, $114 million contract with the Miami Dolphins in free agency in 2015. But in his last four seasons he has only 25 sacks and two Pro Bowls.

    The Bucs also rank 12th in the NFL with 30 sacks. They sacked Seattle’s Russell Wilson six times and also had four-sack games against the Broncos, 49ers and Bears. McCoy has three of his sacks during this five-game winning streak. Rookie Noah Spence has chipped in 5 1/2 sacks as a speed rusher off the bench.
    But the front keys off McCoy. He’s the Pro Bowler, the first-team All-Pro. He sets the tone for this defense much as Hall of Fame tackle Warren Sapp set the tone for the Tampa defense back in the 1990s and early 2000s when the Buccaneers were contending for Super Bowls.
    Defensive coordinator Mike Smith flips McCoy from the right side to the left during the course of the game, so both Martin and Leary will get cracks at him. If you can block McCoy, you can block the Bucs. Lately, though, that’s been a problem for offenses.
    Now notice in the 5 game winning streak last season when Noah Spence was dominant with 5.5 sacks, GMC had 3. Notice what a difference it makes when you are not forced to be a one man show on the DL. If that were the case for all 16 games GMC would have had just over 9 sacks and Spence would have had just over 16.6 sacks. Sapp had an outstanding DL that he played with for most of his Bucs career and no, I am not trying to say GMC is as good as Sapp because he is not, but he is a very good DT. At least according to the people who know anything.

    Now TMAX, can you provide us with who is so much of a force at the 3 technique DT with links, articles or what not? If you want to hate just to hate then that is your right. It just shows your depraved mentality.

    The gauntlet has been thrown down and you need to step up or step off!!!

  14. NycBuc Says:

    I am a bit of a Howard doubter, I hope he proves me wrong and becomes the next Ditka. It would be great to see him form the chemistry and production of Manning to Clark.

  15. Howard Cosell Says:

    Bucs offense = Mr Scary

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  17. Howard Cosell Says:

    Hope the link is OK

  18. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Finally, we hear some news about our number one draft pick, for a change.
    Good Job Joe!

  19. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    JAB – Your argument is wrong on so many levels. 1) Howard is considered an excellent blocker so he will be used often in running situations as Brate is weak in that area. 2) The Bucs used a 1st and a 3rd on recieving threats and picked up a very strong #2 reciever in FA. The Bucs used a 6th rounder on a RB and thier starting RB from last year is just out of rehab and suspended for three games. What in the hell is indicating to you that Koetter wants the Bucs to be a run first offense??? Seriously dude? SMH!