Originally Posted by 124
Howard was the third worst OT in the NFL (64+ starters) when it came to pass protection. He allowed the third most amount of sacks. How the hell is he worth a tender at all? What is the love affair with this guy? This is going to be his fourth year out of college. When does the "promise" tag leave? When he's 30? Is he better than EZPass Hunter? Yes. A cardboard box is more competent than Hunter, but he's nothing special. Heck, he's not even mediocre. He's a below average RT. Tender him at the lowest tender possible for the lone reason that you don't want to have nobody their at RT.
You do realize that pass protection is more then just what the tackle does.
Our QB holds the ball too long and doesnt change protections at the line to pickup overloads or free runners.
Both our starting and backup TEs were atrocious blockers who offered no help whatsoever.
Our OC never called misdirection or screen passes, allowing DE/OLBs to attack the QB on every play with no alternate responsibility.
Howard isnt jonathon odged, but he is far from terrible and if we tendered him at the lowest level possible, he would be signed away.