“You’re Going To Be Playing; You’re Going To Be Playing A Lot.”

August 29th, 2017

Hard Knocks sure was a treasure of inside information on rookie third-round pick Chris Godwin.

There was plenty, but the most powerful stuff tonight came from winning head coach Dirk Koetter. He was shown talking to Godwin about maintaining his performance in extreme heat.

“You’re going to be playing. You’re going to be playing a lot, special teams and offense,” Koetter said to Godwin during a practice.

Koetter went on to tell Godwin that he had to be the same player in the fourth quarter as he’ll be in the first. The goal, Joe believes, was to let Godwin know his endurance was being scrutinized.

So does Koetter like Godwin over Adam (Rudy!) Humphries? Will the Bucs run more three- and four-wide-receiver sets?

Also, 21-year-old Godwin was given love by general manager Jason Licht, who was shown talking to NFL Network analyst and former NFL offensive lineman Brian Baldinger at One Buc Palace.

Licht was very impressed that Godwin, before signing a contract, already had his own apartment in Tampa and was settled in, despite the option of living free at the Bucs’ team hotel.

Licht remarked that Godwin was a like a 30-year-old.

What a steal Godwin appears to be. Godwin’s fitness-freak girlfriend also got a lot of screen time, as well. Joe sure hopes she finds a way on to next week’s finale.

19 Responses to ““You’re Going To Be Playing; You’re Going To Be Playing A Lot.””

  1. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    Was it me or did he look like a b!tch when he was lifting with his girl? He wasn’t lifting that much more than her but he could barely finish any of the sets. I would expect and NFL player to crush shoulders with a 20lb dumbbell

    Shoot we need to sign up his gf to play corner. She was in better shape than him

  2. DB55 Says:

    gotta get these boys out the heat, that falls on ownership. It’s like running a luxury car with no oil or worse yet with 87 octane.

  3. Jeffbuc Says:

    It was you because anyone would look like a bitch compared to his girlfriend. She was bigger than are starting corners. But a lot better looking of course

  4. Lamarcus Says:

    He don’t need to catch a ball to celebrate he needs to catch the ball for tds.

  5. TampaTown Says:

    Anyone think his girlfriend can rush the passer? Cause we need a DE

  6. MadMax Says:

    Godwin is looking great so far!!! Im loving this 3rd round steal!!

  7. MadMax Says:

    I like Dye’s effort too. I hope he makes the cut. Kid has some grit to him!!

  8. unbelievable Says:

    Pretty sure he had 40s when she had 20s, but his form did kinda suck. She was definitely ripped.

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    I definitely spotted some “creative editing” going on around Godwin when they were trying to make him look bad and like he’s still got a long ways to go. Probably had to go through all 4 weeks of footage to come up with that “fail” montage for Godwin but they made it seem like it was all in the same day.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    Hump should be our 4th WR, the reason the Bucs drafted Goodwin AND signed Jackson was because we saw what happens when Humphries is the 2nd or 3rd WR, and it’s not good. Humphries absolutely has a place on the team and it’s as a 4th or 5th WR who should be running bubble screens – and we know how much Dirk loved the bubble screen in Atlanta. But Humphries can’t get open against NFL corners when they’re playing man – if it’s a zone and he can hit his spots then he can do well, or if he’s on say a LB or a safety, perhaps he can there too – and there’s nothing wrong with that. Use a player to make the most of their abilities, and Humphries is just limited by his size and speed – but he has great quickness and that’s why as a punt returner and as a bubble screen guy (or playing against soft zones) he can be productive.

  11. Phil Says:

    I like Humphries but Godwin has way more upside. Godwin will be the third receiver by the middle of the season if not before.

  12. feelthepewterpower Says:

    I thought there was six episodes, but probably wrong. The fifth one would make sense as the finale since we will know roster cuts by this upcoming weekend.

  13. go for the face30 Says:

    Ahhh, internet nobodies talking about a professional athletes workouts and their form. So Rich

  14. MadMax Says:

    ^ we’re somebody to you dikhed since it made you comment….now pull your panties out of your twatt

  15. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I think it was you Dirk. Godwin is pretty rocked up as is his girlfriend. How funny was it that she was the daughter of his coach.

    Lifting is pretty individual..some folks have more facial expression than others…I’ve lifted in muscle head gyms where dudes where using poppers and slapping the snot out of each other before their lifts…different strokes for different folks I guess. Whatever the exercise…whenever…I always preferred trying to mentally get inside the muscle group and imagine it growing…all that screaming and yelling were distractions for me and I never needed poppers to get fired up.

  16. orlbucfan Says:

    We also saw how it hurt the team when Hump got hurt last season. He’s got great sure hands, and catching balls over the middle doesn’t faze him. Godwin is going to be a keeper. It looks like DK is setting up a ton of weapons for Fameis to use. Big worry is the backup QB. Fitzgerald stinks. He’s been around for 13 years? Looks like another McClown. 🙁

  17. Batman Wood Says:

    Godwin bench pressed 225 lbs 19 times at the combine. Also ran a 4.42 forty. He’s one of the most physically imposing athletes to come out of the draft. Here’s a quote “According to the NDT Scouting’s PSAR (Physical Size and Athleticism Rating) metric, Godwin had the sixth-best athletic performance among 2017 skill players when adjusting for his size/athleticism relation”. Flat out stud.

  18. Batman Wood Says:

    Plus Godwin will only be 21 his first season, younger than most of the other draftees. He’ll only get stronger.

  19. Mo_Downs Says:

    Godwin will not be playing #3.
    Hump will stay there and Godwin will relieve #1and#2.

    Koetter wanted to be in shape and know all the WR routes.
    We’ll see. But keeping Godwin on the field seems to be a priority.

    Our passing offense requires everyone to be in exceptional shape.

    Go Bucs…!!!