These Spreadsheeters Like

June 5th, 2017

PFF tribe approves.

Yesterday, Joe brought word from the numberscrunchers over at BSPN who are unimpressed by the offseason moves of Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht. 

They believe the Bucs will return to the NFC South basement this fall.

However, their PFF tribe kindred spirits might disagree. Though Joe has yet to read what the PFF tribe projects for the Bucs (and Joe isn’t panting to find out), they like at least one move Licht made. That was drafting Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin.

It seems (per the PFF tribe that tries to document such things) no wide receiver in the B1G had more yards on deep balls last season than Godwin.

Per the PFF tribe, Godwin compiled 504 yards receiving on targeted passes of 20-yards or longer. Perhaps that is one reason why the Bucs drafted him? Winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter laments the terribly few explosive plays the Bucs had last year. If Godwin’s college numbers are any indication, he’s all about explosive plays.

16 Responses to “These Spreadsheeters Like”

  1. ChanEpic Says:

    Our beloved Bucs won’t be in the NFC south basement, nor will they be in the Super Bowl, in 2017. As usual the truth is somewhere in the middle, and I think our ceiling is one playoff win and that’s if we’re healthy(of course).

  2. Bucsfanman Says:

    Let them underestimate.
    Godwin will be a household name by mid-season.

  3. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Joe you just made “infamous Dave” puke!!!

    Licht is the best GM in Bucs history!!!!

    Can you spell S-U-P-E-R-B-O-W-L!!!!!!!!

    Can you spell D-Y-N-A-S-T-Y!!!!!

    The old Bucs are HISTORY!!!!

    Expect more Bucs Fans!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!

  4. Tampa Tony Says:

    Such a tough division you could reasonably make a case for all teams being in last place and all 4 being in the playoffs

    If the Bucs d continues to improve I don’t see them finishing any worse than 2nd if the d plays like it did against Dallas and New Orleans they will need a lot of luck to be in the playoffs

  5. BucEmUp Says:

    I exoect the Bucs to be strong contenders in 2018….I think this season will still have some us and downs with new pieces and two key players transitioning to new positions potentiality. No matter what they will be a lot of fun to watch

  6. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    (WR) Cris Godwin

    Finished 10th among all NCAA wide receivers in blocking grade in 2016

    Per: Dirk Koetter

    “He was definitely willing to do the dirty work,” Koetter said. “It’s great to have all these little, fast guys. That’s all well and good, but at some point, you’ve got to have a wideout that will block the safety. He will do the dirty work. He will play special teams. If you’re going to have five or six guys up on game day at wideout, they can’t all be clones of each other. Somebody’s going to have to play special teams. Somebody’s going to have to block.”

  7. Bucsfanman Says:

    The dude’s well-rounded LUV. It will be increasingly difficult to keep him off the field if he lives up to his potential.

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    No doubt brotha – We’ve got a gem in this one.

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Per: “The G.O.A.T” Mike Farrell – Rivals National Recruiting Director

    Look Back: Chris Godwin – Penn State – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Note: He has good one on O.J. Howard as well.

  10. Bucsfanman Says:

    I was watching that clip thinking, “This is before Penn St.!” Think how much more polished he is at this stage!

  11. The Buc Realist Says:

    What will help him this year??? The fact that when he is on the field, he will be going against teams 4/5th best coverage guy!!! He will be well placed to take advantage of being a lower progression in the passing game!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Exactly – This kid is always working to better his game.
    So his potential should continue on an upward trajectory.

  13. mjb Says:

    Worth noting PFF consider themselves a “scouting website”, not analytics

  14. Bucsfanman Says:

    Good point Realist. He should be able take advantage of those coverages.
    This will be fun to watch!

  15. Pickgrin Says:

    Godwin at pick #84 was one hell of a steal. We got multiple steals in the 2017 draft. OJ Howard at #19 was pure good fortune. McNichols at #162 is another IMO. We’ll see on Justin Evans and Kendell Beckwith but I believe the Bucs are initially very happy with those choices where they were picked as well. And Stevie T. in the 7th may also turn out to be quite the value selection if he makes the team.

    Nice job Jason Licht of staying patient and letting the board come to you in a talented draft pool.

  16. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    This is just in keeping with the Licht formula…sign an FA to play immediately and mentor the rookie who will eventually take his place.

    Godwin is the natural successor to DJAX.