“And The Touches They’re Going To Give Him”

July 9th, 2019

Many Bucs fans may be glad former rock star general manager Mark Dominik is long gone from One Buc Palace, but that doesn’t mean Dominik abandoned his strong connections inside the walls of that building.

So it is with that in mind that Joe is highly intrigued by Dominik’s recent chatter with a video show called The Territory.

Dominik, also a frequent co-host on SiriusXM NFL Radio, was talking NFC South and the tight end position. He was emphatic that he envisions a true monster season coming from O.J. Howard.

But what really grabbed Joe is Dominik referencing chatter on how much Howard will be used.

“I think everything is pointed for O.J. Howard in this offense to be able to have a tremendous year, like 70, 80 catches and double-digit touchdowns,” Dominik said. “I think O.J. Howard is just primed and ready to go. Everything I’ve heard coming out of Tampa Bay in terms of his training, in terms of understanding the system and the touches they’re going to give him make me very confident. This is going to be a tremendous breakout year.”

Very, very interesting stuff. Howard should be making Bruce Arians drool, and that seems to be happening.

23 Responses to ““And The Touches They’re Going To Give Him””

  1. Pickgrin Says:

    Koetter didn’t use OJ Howard nearly enough in the passing game.

    Use him similar to how KC uses Travis Kelce and you will see similar if not better results….

  2. Duthsty Rhothdes Says:

    I mean thats a pretty obvious statement when you take 2 guys off the roster who had probably close to 200 targets last year. Someone is going to see more looks and aside from Evans the only possible elite threat is OJ

  3. Crockett69 Says:

    This would be a thing of beauty now wouldn’t it!

  4. bucnole Says:

    whoa now. . . as much as I like OJ and Brate there is another guy poised to have a pretty good coming out party this year – GODWIN

  5. BA FAN Says:

    Yes Godwin will have a breakout year too and his blocking ability will also add a blocker to aid our running game too. Perriman will see more throws to him too than Jackson got because he will make the effort and catch deep passes that Jackson would not try to catch!

  6. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Is this the same Dominik who said GMC is staying? If so not sure how good his sources are…

  7. Destinjohnny Says:

    Oj should be a monster

  8. JP_09 Says:

    I could see O.J., ME13 and Godwin all Gavin over 1k receiving yards this season. Pick your poison 11-5!!!!

  9. Andrew Says:

    Never understood why dirk didn’t get OJ any designed screens and manufacture touches to him. 70-80 catches at 15ypc would put him top in the league at TE. He’s capable of that

  10. BucDan Says:

    My biggest gripe with Koetter was that he was so inconsistent with creating plays that emphasized matchups and playmaker ability.

    An example for OJ would be: How the hell did we not implement the TE screens that made him a household name?

    I think they ran one shovel pass to him (so consider it a misdirection, screen-type play) against ATL.

    No drag routes to D-Jax underneath? Really?? But we want to run jet-sweeps WITH NO OTHER PLAY THAT COMES WITH THAT FORMATION!!!

    OJ can have a breakout year if the playbook can dictate it.

  11. SOEbuc Says:

    Love OJ and he is an amazing player. No doubt one of the best in the NFL. But if the Rock Star said this…a big rumble just came over my house on the wet week so I get angsty.

    GO OJ!!! GO BUCS!!!

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    *No doubt one of the best TE in the NFL.

  13. The Buc Realist Says:

    Almost always, the pop-star seal of approval is the kiss of death in football terms!!!!!!!!!!! But one has to wonder if this is another indication of Brate’s injury having another setback??????????????

    2019 will reveal answers to the sheep, that the “real’ fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Eric Says:

    Just think if we had an above average running back the other team had to defend……

  15. Cobraboy Says:

    Another Licht bust…;)

  16. SOEbuc Says:

    Brate has all the time he needs over the season to rehab in BA scheme and OJ on the other side. Of course I would like to see him be back healthy sooner than later, but certainly wouldn’t want him to go on IR before the season starts.

  17. Bucsfanman Says:

    Easy to bang on DJax now that he’s gone, isn’t it?! Might want to re-watch some games, and not just from last year.

    Anyway, OJ was not used effectively the last two years. I’m still looking for those two TE sets with OJ and Brate. Can you say “TE Seam Route”?!

  18. doctor_berto Says:

    Neither Howard or Godwin will break out if Jameis doesn’t get his s*** together. The chances of both of them breaking out are slim.

  19. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    Jameis is going to destroy teams by halftime! Remember in his rookie season he put up 5 Passing TDS against the Eagles on the road in one half! This guy will break 7TDS in a game I bet…

  20. BringBucsBack Says:

    I wonder how many receptions OJ will miss out on because he’s kept on the LOS blocking as our best RT?

  21. Clw JB Says:

    Godwin and OJ benefit greatly, add in Evans – all 3 can and will catch 70+ -then there’s Brate, Watson, Perriman, Scotty and the RB’s to throw to…

    Any semblance of a running game and this O is near impossible to stop

  22. joestang Says:

    Dominik was not a good GM but he still might be better than Licht.

  23. Bucbob511 Says:

    Dirk is great offensive coordinator, terrible head coach, clueless on in game adjustments(think back to patriots game last year), week 16 at Dallas he gives bobo Wilson the ball on a reverse(his first touch of the season) his fumble changed the game