No Rest

March 31st, 2019

Joins pair of Bucs for out-of-state workouts.

Bucs fans who follow players on Instagram know they love to shoot video of themselves working out.

For the better part of the past month, Vernon Hargreaves has been posting video on the Instagram “Stories” feature of him grinding at One Buc Palace.

And of course, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, has been posting video his intense workouts at local gyms and parks.

Joe is mostly bored by it all. Professional athletes making millions are working out? You don’t say?

Saturday was something a bit different. Mike Evans, maybe the most underrated wide receiver in the NFL, was back in his old stomping grounds of College Station, Tex., using the facilities of his former college, Texas A&M. He’s from not too far away in Galveston, a little over a two-hour drive.

But there’s more.

Joining Evans was Jameis. Of course, Jameis has a connection to Texas A&M. Jameis’ former coach at Florida State, a man he referred to as “my football daddy,” Jimbo Fisher, coaches the Aggies. So in a sense, Jameis was going back home as well to reunite with Fisher.

But there was a third Bucs player who joined in. That was O.J. Howard.

What is Howard’s connection to Texas A&M? Good question. Howard played for Nick Saban at Alabama and Howard is not from Texas. Joe is just guessing Howard wanted to get in work with Jameis. But that’s a helluva commitment. Howard easily could have worked out with Jameis while he was in Tampaa and, of course, tomorrow the Bucs gather for the first day of organized team conditioning drills.

Sure smells like Howard is driven both to better himself and to finish this season healthy, which hasn’t yet been the case in his short NFL career.

15 Responses to “No Rest”

  1. firethecannons Says:

    OJ always looks so crazy with that mouthpiece. Anyway its all good stuff Joe–the dudes getting together, JW needs to spend some time wit Watson and Perriman.

  2. SenileSenior Says:

    Fun stuff! Fun to see.

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!

  3. Pick6 Says:

    If OJ plays 16 healthy games this is a top 10 offense at a minimum

  4. Bob in Valrico Says:

    OJ can benefit both from more work with Jameis and Mike’s input on conditioning to be prepared for the long season. IMO, Evans benefited from both OJ and Djax presense ,but until last year he was used a lot like tony Gonzalez was
    in Atlanta.

  5. JA Says:

    Joes should post a video of themselves typing a story for JBF. Bet the novelty of such an endeavor would gather more hits than the redundancy of “here I am working out” collections of boredom.

  6. R.O. Says:

    How does working out in College Station ensure OJ will “finish the season healthy”. Kind of nonsensical.

  7. Bird Says:

    That buc helmet tattoo is pretty sick. That’s respect for a team that took care of him and his family. Love me some Me13. Only one of two current players that I have their jersey.

    Hope he remains a buc for his career so he doesn’t have to get that ink changed or removed

    And joe…we know you can’t get sick of watching Jameis video. Good try. Well unless this is logical joe . Seems he is no longer a far left or right radical anymore.

  8. ATrain Says:

    OJ Howard is a class act all the way

    Unfortunately he had gotten hurt but his play and drive are truly professional

  9. TOM Says:

    Offensive line? Running back? Top ten offense?

  10. BucHead5588 Says:

    Yes Top 10 we have a coach who will not forget to run the ball an a coach who knows how to utilize his players

  11. “That guy” Says:

    He legitimately wears buccaneer footbal on his chest. Best player on this roster for sure.

  12. topcoach78 Says:

    Nobody forgot to run the ball , pretty much it’s a wasted down if you got defenders grabbing the back before he gets the handoff good seen Peyton not have a chance to get a yard wayyyy to many times R. Jensen production doesn’t come close to match his salary and we’ll we know about Benenoch I get it keep the defense honest but the run blocking sucked!

  13. Justafan Says:

    Howard was in Texas, working with Mahomes at a performance center, so makes sense that he would hook up with them.

  14. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Thanks for posting that pic of Howard getting injured. It’s clear that NO amount of conditioning could have prevented that injury. It’s gruesome just looking at it.

    As for training in Texas…if Perriman had known he could have benefitted from training with JW early on.

  15. tnew Says:

    Look for double digit touchdowns from Howard. BA sees him as a red zone matchup nightmare. Over half (this is real not speculative generalisation) of the time Howard was on the bench in the red zone with Koetter. Joe mentioned questions regarding red zone strategy early this week.. Go back and watch the Pittsburgh game from this year. Count how many times Evans is 1v1 at the top and wasn’t even looked at.

    far as the injuries, both of OJ’s have been really freaky injuries and I’m glad neither did more damage than they did.