Ronde Barber: “Expect Him To Be No. 2 To Mike Evans At Some Point This Year”

August 9th, 2018

Ronde Barber has spent a lot of time at Jason Licht’s side this month

During tonight’s TV broadcast of the Bucs-Dolphins game, analyst and Buccaneers icon Ronde Barber made it very clear that he’s had recent chats with Jason Licht, Dirk Koetter and Mike Smith.

Barber is a true insider. Joe’s even been told Barber has an office currently inside One Buc Palace.

So it is very worth nothing that Barber told the WFLA-TV audience about receiver Chris Godwin, “expect him to be the No. 2 to Mike Evans at some point this year.”

What does Barber know that DeSean Jackson doesn’t? And how ironic it was that Jackson caught the opening ball from Ryan Fitzpatrick tonight for 18 yards.

Might the Bucs be thinking of trading Jackson if the team gets off to a bad start?

Yes, everyone at One Buc Palace gushes over Godwin. He deserves it, but the guy still has so, so much to prove.

Joe suspects Godwin will need to show a hell of a lot quickly to unseat Jackson this year, no matter what Barber is being told.

10 Responses to “Ronde Barber: “Expect Him To Be No. 2 To Mike Evans At Some Point This Year””

  1. Bucsfaninchina Says:

    One thing I do know, Djax was plenty relevant before he came to Tampa

  2. Bobby Says:

    Godwin is the future. Mad skills

  3. Kev-O Says:

    Nothing wrong with having 3 great receivers this year. Djax in the slot against other teams’ 3rd CBs would spell big plays all day.

  4. GrudenForPresident Says:

    Djax will be a starter no matter where he lines up.

  5. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Who cares who is the #2 or #3? Teams with great offenses go 4 or 5 WR deep with guys that can make big plays. The stupidest thing we could ever do is get rid of Jackson to get Godwin more touches. Whoever gets open gets the ball, period.

  6. SteelStudBuc Says:

    @Hawaiian buc

    Exactly. Why get rid of Jackson? Are they gonna use Sims there instead? Maybe Bobo Wilson? Hump and DJax as 3 and 4 should create mismatches especially on early downs.

  7. SteelStudBuc Says:

    We need a like/dislike feature here.

  8. Trench War Says:

    Makes a lot of sense. If we get off to bad start and the post season is just another pipe dream, they should offer DJax up for trade. He will be a salary cap casualty next season anyway so shop him early for value this season. There will be teams that are on the cusp of post season play that could be desperate for a great receiver and willing to pay a good price.

  9. LargoBuc Says:

    If the Bucs get off to a bad start, it would make sense to try to get something for DJax.
    Fingers crossed all three receivers are part of a “badass” offense that leads the team to wins.

  10. Dre-Day Says:

    Its not that big of a deal to where you should be asking “What does he know that DeSean doesn’t?”

    Godwin starting will be a good thing for Jackson. With Godwin outside, Jackson replaces Adam Humphries in the slot, and becomes a very hard to cover slot recveiver. This is no knock to Hump, but DeSean would be better than him at that spot. He’s a far superior route runner and of course, much much faster. It’s a win-win.