So far this season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have not used tight end O.J. Howard very much. Through six games, Howard has been targeted 18 times and has caught 13 of those targets for 176 yards and has yet to find the endzone.
In comparison, fellow Buccaneer tight end Cameron Brate has been targeted 15 times and has caught 12 of those targets for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Bruce Arians’ offense does not utilize the tight end position like Dirk Koetter’s offense did, and Howard’s usage and production is suffering as a result.