O.J. Howard Sits Out Practice

October 24th, 2019

The bad hamstring that limited O.J. Howard in practice yesterday in pads knocked him out of today’s no-pads practice at One Buc Palace, per the Buccaneers’ official injury report.

Bad news for Howard, but this should not impact the Bucs’ passing game since he wasn’t used much anyway.

Cameron Brate would surely see an increased workload if Howard can’t go in Tennessee, and yeah, Joe expects Howard to miss the game at this point.

Tight end Antony Auclair appears to be a better blocker than Howard, so Joe doesn’t think the Bucs will suffer much in that department.

Joe hates making it seem like Howard isn’t a very valuable piece of the puzzle, but that’s been the reality through six games, and now likely seven games.

34 Responses to “O.J. Howard Sits Out Practice”

  1. adam from ny Says:

    not hurt…on the trading block…

    might be a little butt hurt though by BA

  2. Taylor Says:

    Bucco doesn’t use TE’s we knew this coming in. Not bothering his game plan at all unfortunately

  3. adam from ny Says:

    as good as gone…

    gonna see what they’ve got in tanner hudson this weekend…lol

  4. T REX Says:

    What a mess…

  5. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    DJax Deux ?
    Sure could have used the DJax draft picks if he was traded last year this time of year…I don’t want OJ traded….I want a QB that can take advantage of the pass catching talent which is A+++
    Dunderhead GM will probably trade OJ and spin it as a PFD on a sinking ship

  6. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    @ adam from ny

    That’s pretty funny!!! Also, I’m looking forward to seeing Tanner Hudson!!! Watch him go offfff! Just don’t be conventional with him, the kid can play! Move him around the way we we’re hoping to see Howard.

  7. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    I don’t trust Jason
    I don’t trust Jameis
    I don’t know if BA is part of a longer and larger role
    I haven’t a clue about the rest of the coaching staff, although I think Bowels is a capable DC
    If a rate can be swapped for a average starting NFL RT I’d call it a necessity and the single best thing next week

  8. Son of Kobe Faker Says:

    “OJ knows he is Elite and will only get paid as Elite away from Yucs

    Kobe Faker knows OJ is Elite

    Bill Bellicheat knows OJ is Elite

    You do know what happens when these 3 great minds think together as one

    OJ & and his Agent going to do a “Ramsey” to head to New England”

    Son of Kobe Faker

  9. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    If Brate ^^^^

  10. D-Rome Says:

    OJ knows he is Elite and will only get paid as Elite away from Yucs

    Kobe Faker knows OJ is Elite

    Bill Bellicheat knows OJ is Elite

    Yeah, but what does your dad think?

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I now have something in common with OJ Howard as do all JBF posters….

    We also sat out practice.

  12. lambchop Says:

    Just get OJ in block-pass mode or in the slot and watch the fun. But these coaches are allergic to TEs for some reason. With no Hump and Perriman being Perriman, you gotta get the TEs involved in the pass.

  13. Pelbuc61 Says:

    Trade him.

  14. down in the dirt doug Says:

    Trade Licht for a new team pool table.Lets let one of the grounds keepers select a couple of players for our team.They will do a better job then our GM.

  15. Allbuccedup Says:

    Trade him to seattle or new england or who gives you the highest draft pick.

  16. bucnole Says:

    Only my Bucs would take an amazing talent like OJH and decide not to use him
    Its a Bucs life

    BTW. . . same with ROJO

  17. Anonymous Says:

    We passed on Dalvin Cook…

  18. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    Here we go again our fans trying to run another great athlete out of town just to go and draft another has been. I’m starting to think our fan base is made up of a bunch of transplants who secretly have another die hard team they love. Get outta here!

  19. Bojim Says:

    OJ is going the wrong way.

  20. Oneilbucs Says:

    I’m starting to not like BA !!!! Why did he take the job if he wasn’t planning to call plays?? We still don’t run the ball. I think if RoJo was with another team he will be a star by now. I don’t understand what this team or coaching staff or organization is doing now. Every body keep talking about Jamies but man look at the bottom line. This coaching staff and this organization just suck. And it seems like all this organization do is bring players down. Look at Jamies you can talk about his turnovers but the question is what about him throwing a 100 touchdowns. That’s because Jamies is a good quarterback but just came to a bad Organization!!!!

  21. Bojim Says:

    ASJ was hurt a lot. Doh!

  22. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Wasn’t he “underused” at Alabama, too? His measurables made him a draft Day stand out, but I haven’t seen anything special from Howard on the field. Great athlete, average football player imo.

  23. Dom>Licht Says:

    Did not FALL to us by luck, every other team passed on him!

  24. BA Redzone Says:

    Watching Vikes tonight —–OJ impact vs Dalvin Impact -to their teams. And I know OJ has been used as blocker so far…..BUT….overall impact….no question, that Cook should have been selected ahead of/instead of OJ….. Thank you AGAIN, Jason….so worried about Dalvin character….

    Kirk C is middling QB, and looks awesome, as he should with an elite RB.

    But we do have Peyton Barber. And RJ, who still has not moved ahead of our 2.2 YRD average starting RB.

    Thanks again, Jason. Not sure what you were thinking, when we had Brate, and you selected OJ. Oh well. Bust it up, and start over again.

  25. jjbucfan Says:

    BA- smartest man in the room syndrome, except those are usually the morons. I was so happy we traded back and when our number was up and they called OJ- I threw my remote. Brate led the league in TDs that year for TEs. Wtf was he thinking. Then 2 years ago, traded down again, wow, awesome, need a S more than anything, D James, yes!!! No Vida Vea. WTF?? Not again Dumba$$!! Now listen, I’m in no way hating on Vea or Howard, but they were not our biggest needs when drafted. I would love Howard if he could stay healthy and our offensive”guru” could figure out that he should play the slot receiver. Vea, IMO, has been awesome this year. Our run defense is incredible. But dummy’s biggest failure is in the 2nd and 3rd rounds. We have needed O-line since the 80s when Hannah retired. It’s not glamorous but they are the most important players on the field. They open open holes for RBs and they give the QB time so he can throw to the Diva WRs. Without them, you have the 2015-present Buccaneers. JMO

  26. FortMyersDave Says:

    Looks more and more like another day 1 or day 2 bust by Licht. Does he get the total blame or should personnel guru Shelton Quarles and his team share in the blame? It is ridiculous that Tampa has so many holes on the roster and needs after drafting in the top 10 in 8 of the past 10 years!

  27. REDZONE BA Fan Says:

    @jjbucsAN —-RIGHT ON! Love it!

  28. adam from ny Says:

    why can’t they use oj like george kittle…

    is kittle any faster than oj???

    kittle outruns all db’s every time on highlight reels…

    kittle is a freakin’ beast…

    can’t oj be like that???

    i would think so

  29. adam from ny Says:

    arians neutered oj

  30. REDZONE BA Fan Says:

    @Adam Why has OJ, not been used like Panther TE Olsen? So perplexing….

    My guess is that our O-Line and running game, is so bad….What a waste. for both OJ and Brate…

  31. lambchop Says:

    I don’t understand the Juice doubters. The guy can fly. He’s legit able to take a crossing pattern to the house at any moment in any game. The problem is, he needs to be more physical and he needs to want to be great. If your OC is not getting you the ball, start to demand it by blocking when you gotta block and do all the other intangibles and ask for the damn ball.

    But, BA saying he’s not getting separation is a lazy cop out of an explanation. That shows the lack of creativity of your OC if he can’t get a fast, tall TE in mismatches regularly throughout a game. He’s faster and taller than most LBs. He doesn’t need a 10 yard separation with those physical traits.

    Byron Leftwich benefited a lot from his TEs when he played. How’s the, “my OC played the game” working out, Jameis? Byron played as well as Jameis does, maybe slightly better. They both have slow deliveries and were never really consistently reliable not to make careless/risky mistakes. I guess it’s working out pretty well in that case.

  32. BigHog Says:

    If the man is hurting …why kick him when he down…besides he don’t make the game plan! SIMPLE-SILLIES!!

  33. Ndog Says:

    Why can’t anyone just at say the truth OJ is just not playing well. I mean game 1 he had a ball go off his hands that caused a pick AND he fumbled in the red zone (If this was Jameis you same people who are saying OJ is great would be screaming ATM, ATM but that’s another story about being brainwashed). The past two games he had two drops apiece. When you play like that you don’t keep getting more opportunities. Why would a coach call your number or a QB have faith in you if you drop it over half the times it’s been thrown to you? In the midst of the game they don’t care about draft status or how much money you make they care about moving the ball.

  34. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Buc Cheeks – If BA and Leftwich cant figure out how to be creative with one of the most physically gifted tight ends in the league you think they are going to d that with the much less talented 4th string tight end this Sunday. SMH once again at Bucs fans.