Did you watch OJ play last year before he got hurt? The guy flashed talent that I have never seen in the TE position. Every reception seemed to be taken to the house.
I am guilty of wanting such talent on my team, and not seeing the risk with a new coach. Assumption of rational coaching. Don't regret the choice at all...Did it last year with Kittle and many other times over the years. It is why we play the game!
Brate is a JAG nothing more...maybe more obedient to the coaches being from Harvard and all.
Other NFL teams will see this misuse of Howard's talent as well. Howard will will be brought back into Arain's good graces or he will be traded to a team that appreciates his rare talents. (If I was his agent that is what I would tell the Bucs).
And Arian's player centric, wonderful leadership skills. His comments on Howard assumed no responsibility his coaches inability to inspire/push excellent play from their players. Weak sauce response. We have a saying in leadership, Praise in public and criticize in private.