“It Felt Like Home”

April 29th, 2017

Talks fitting in with Bucs.

Cool stuff from Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin late last night during his teleconference with the local pen and mic club.

Godwin, a third round pick of Tampa Bay, had been on the Buccaneers’ radar for some time. The team went through private workouts with him in State College, Pa, and there were extensive interview sessions at One Buc Palace.

It seemed while visiting the Bucs, Godwin quickly grew fond of Tampa Bay.

“I went out there on a pre-draft visit,” Godwin explained. “I spent a good amount of time with them and it was cool, it felt like home.”

And while he understands he’s in a logjam at receiver and is unlikely to see a whole lot of playing time behind Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and Adam (Rudy!) Humphries this season, Godwin is good with that so long as he can contribute any way winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter may want him to.

“Honestly I’m comfortable doing any of it [playing slot or outside],” Godwin said. “I’ve always been that type of guy. Where my team needs me to be is where I’ll be. Obviously, when you have two veteran guys like DeSean and Mike Evans you have a lot of production. I’m happy to be a Buc and I’m willing to come in and contribute in any way I can.”

The more Joe thinks of Godwin working with Bucs wide receivers coach Todd Monken, the more Joe gets jazzed and starts drooling for football season.

Rookie minicamp starts Friday.

33 Responses to ““It Felt Like Home””

  1. Tampabayucfan Says:

    OK, Joe…..who gets the cut……Reedy, Dye, Huff or your favorite….Freddie Martino?
    Maybe all of them…if Vjax returns or if we pick up an UDFA.
    This creates little chance for Murphy or Shorts also.

  2. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Shhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-it!!! He’s gonna b nasty!!!!!! Great pick

  3. Mick Says:

    This year’s lineup at WR

    Evans, Jackson, Godwin, Hump, VJack. This would easily be the best WR lineup the Bucs have EVER fielded.

  4. CalBucsFan Says:

    Definitely reminds me of Mike Williamson between the lines, 100% committed to football outside of them too.

  5. CalBucsFan Says:

    Williams…thanks Seri.

  6. Mike30#1bucfan Says:

    Bucs please don’t give up on josh Huff’s return ability that kid is awesome returning kicks. He was probably pressing the game he made that bone head mistake and the Offense had to start on the 2 yard line. But if Doug gets a 2nd chance why can’t Huff………

  7. JTHV Says:

    Wayyy tooo early WR Depth Chart




  8. Gencoimports Says:

    Love the pick. Godwin was a steal in the 3rd round.

  9. JTHV Says:


    Y’s = Strong Side or #1 Wideout

    X’s Weak Side or #2 Flanker

    Z’s = Slot Receivers

  10. Conte Piscateli Says:

    I figure the kid should get plenty of opportunities to play this season. It’s not like wr play 100% of your plays. He will be able to spell Evans and Jackson during games and line up as a 3rd or 4th as well.

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    JTHV, I’m glad you included Walker & Huff in there. Both have a ton of potential (as does Godwin). I think we’ll carry those 6 WRs into the season … still can’t see the Bucs re-signing VJax unless the injury bug strikes heavy again.

  12. ARGH_M8E Says:

    @conte Piscateli- Absolutely!

  13. ChanEpic Says:

    Defense Rules – Spot on re: Jackson. I’d love to see him stick on as an asst. WR coach. Tampa, the city , would do well to keep a man of that caliber in town.

  14. Cash Says:

    4th, 5th and 6th recievers need to be able to play special teams. That rules out VJax.

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Tampabayucfan Says
    “OK, Joe…..who gets the cut……Reedy, Dye, Huff or your favorite….Freddie Martino?”

    I think Huff had legal issues. My money is on him or Reedy.

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Mike30#1bucfan, Justin Evans is a returner.

  17. tdtb2015 Says:

    “The more Joe thinks of Godwin working with Bucs wide receivers coach Todd Monken, the more Joe gets jazzed and starts drooling for football season.” -Joe

    Me too Joe!

    When we drafted OJ Howard the same thing went through my mind. The way Brate developed was very impressive. Brate being a hard worker as Winston mention before helped him become a solid TE. I’m hoping Howard brings the same work ethic and becomes a solid player by the bye week “releasing” his rookie title right in front of our eyes. Great to have a good TE coach and Brate to mentor him.

    I have faith in you Joe. I know you are eager to change the name of the stadium for JBF. I know you know the den of depression no longer qualified by the end of last season. You would never keep going with that name to push our buttons. Right? How would that benefit you? You are also a Buc fan. Right?

    Just let the new name come to you. Let it BREW Joe. Let it Brew.

    In Joe I Trust!!!

  18. rayjay1122 Says:

    I do not get all of the Huff love. The Huff that I saw sucked out loud.

  19. Waterboy Says:

    That was a great pick!

  20. JTHV Says:

    Defense Rules Says:
    April 29th, 2017 at 11:02 am
    JTHV, I’m glad you included Walker & Huff in there. Both have a ton of potential (as does Godwin). I think we’ll carry those 6 WRs into the season … still can’t see the Bucs re-signing VJax unless the injury bug strikes heavy again.

    I agree 100%, I believe the wrs I’ve listed will be the 6 on opening day.

  21. Bucamania Says:

    Godwin will see the field plenty this season. He’s too good to keep on the sideline.

  22. stvcl Says:

    I said eff it and went to bed after we picked Justin Evans instead of Godwin in the second. I was elated to find we had picked him in the third. Our receiving corp is going to be so awesome this year. Weapons for Jameis? check

  23. Pa Privateer Says:


    I live in PA and Penn State is my college team.

    If Penn State had a QB with a bigger arm (cannon) Chris Godwin would have been all over the top of mock drafts.

    When your QB can’t throw line drives and good deep balls, then you can’t use Godwin’s speed. He has wonderful hands which he shows by always having to adjust to the QBs slow throws.

    The guy is even faster in pads. He has that “competition speed” that drives him to be faster than the opponent. It is like the track star who is running next to another runner….they push each other to run faster. Godwin has that extra gear, and then a NOS system when an opponent is bearing down on him. The Guy competes.

  24. USFBUC Says:

    Really pleased with the pick of Godwin. He was one of my three offensive players I really wanted for the Bucs, along with Howard and Mixon. Two out of three isn’t bad at all.

  25. jameisaintnopunk Says:

    tis happy day’s no more den of depression, at the HMS Glazer

  26. Howard Returns Says:

    The Bucs offense is looking intimidating…assuming Martin comes back w/ a vengeance,

  27. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs fans' Says:


    I will bet u guys that Godwin gets more playing time than Hump does this year when it’s all said and done…

  28. Brett Says:

    I don’t know much about him, but a much needed positional pick. Otherwise, Bucs are a D-jax injury away of being where the Bucs were last year.

  29. BigMacAttack Says:

    The will have 3 number 1 WRs this year and the TE makes 4. Its all about the blocking up front. Time for Jameis = TDs for Dirk.

  30. Mo_Downs Says:

    Godwin will boost the 2017 running game by 1yd/down.
    Mike Evans boosts the 2017 running game by 1yd/down
    Humphrey will boost the running game by ?yd/down

    My point is EFFECTIVE 2nd level blocks by WR’s on running plays have a tremendous effect on YPC.

    I’m still pondering the playbook. I think Koetter has more options and could choke on the newfound wealth of options. Note: Watch for the “delay of game” penalties in the upcoming pre-season…when our starters are in the game. New wrinkles, new problems.

  31. Bob in valrico Says:

    sounds like there is more room at slot receiver than no. 1 or 2.I see Godwin playing there a good bit.I like Hump bot the wide receiver screen seems to be his forte.

  32. Dave Says:

    I’d love to see VJax back as vet insurance but odds are they keep some younger guys for special teams and to develop with JW

  33. bucNation Says:

    praise the heavens ladies n gents!!! no more dye!! no more bernard reedy!! and oh let’s not forget martino!!! the days of the outcast bunch of supporting cast around jameis are over . licht has set our offense up for the future with this draft i love it and we finally realized you have to surround our young quarterback with talent so that he can survive