O.J. Howard is ready to be the Bills’ ‘Garbage man”

When the Bills signed tight end O.J. Howard to a one-year, $3,500,000 contract this off-season, it raised some eyebrows. Buffalo already has their No. 1 tight end in Dawson Knox, and the team simply didn’t utilize two tight end sets under former offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Last year, Daboll and crew ran 12 personnel (one running back, two tight ends) least of any team at just eight percent of their snaps. As for 02 personnel (no running backs, two tight ends), they ran that a grand total of one time…all season! So, what sort of usage can we expect from Howard as he joins first-time play-caller Ken Dorsey in the Bills’ offense? We should expect Josh Allen to see 12 personnel more often to start. Before Dorsey came to Buffalo in 2019, his teams often utilized a second tight end. This started back when he was the quarterback of a national championship team in college, and he had Jeremy Shockey and Kellen Winslow to throw to on those 2001 Miami Hurricanes. Fast forward to his start in the NFL, where he was a quarterback coach with the Panthers from 2013 to 2017. Carolina always had a running mate for Greg … Continue reading O.J. Howard is ready to be the Bills’ ‘Garbage man”