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OJ Howard makes bold claim about Bucs offense with Tom Brady

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end OJ Howard is feeling optimistic about the team’s revamped offense led by quarterback Tom Brady.

“You look at us and line us up versus any offense in the league, we’re right up there with the top of them,” Howard said during an appearance on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football on Tuesday. “So only time will tell how good we are. But I think when you put us on paper, we’re one of the best in the league, if not the best.”

Tampa Bay had one of the most explosive offenses in the league in 2019, finishing third in total points and yards and first in passing yards. However, they were plagued by a league-leading 30(!) interceptions from former quarterback Jameis Winston—resulting in six losses (out of nine) by a margin of one score.

Now, with the six-time Super Bowl champ running the show—plus the addition of tight end Rob Gronkowski—the star-studded Buccaneers offense should surely cut down on the turnovers. Brady has posted single-digit interception numbers five of the past six seasons:

“One thing about Tom, I watched him for years in New England, he’s always in the game,” Howard said. “I think that’s something he can bring to our team. No matter what the score is or how it starts in the first half, I think you always have a chance to win when it comes down to the final minutes of the game. He’ll keep it close.”

Considering the Buccaneers offense spent the month of June getting conducting informal group workouts in a COVID hot spot—ignoring the requests of the NFLPA’s health expert and multiple positive tests within the organization—the team better put up some points.