Although the Buccaneers passing game has statistically been a strength this year, one member of the offense has six games left to get out of his season long funk.
While the team's two starting wide receivers Mike Evans & Chris Godwin are putting up numbers this year that make them arguably the best wide receiver tandem in the league, there is a huge drop-off when it comes to the next productive pass-catcher in the offense. Evans is closing in on his sixth straight 1,000 yard season to start his career & Godwin leads the team with 63 receptions. But the two tight ends, that figured to play a large part in the offense on passing downs especially with the two wide receivers drawing most of their opponents' attention, have struggled to be consistent in the team's first 10 games. Thanks to a 10 catch performance against the Saints last Sunday, tight end Cam Brate is currently third on the team with 25 receptions. Meanwhile fellow tight end O.J. Howard, who mishandled his lone target against the Saints into an interception, has no games this season where he has at least five catches.
Head Coach Bruce Arians met with the media on Wednesday as the team prepares to face the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday. And one of the things Arians discussed was how Howard still has six games to turn this season around.
Click below to hear the full interview with Arians