Chris Godwin Talks Injuries, Schedule And Guys Getting “Hooked Up” At Clubs

May 7th, 2018

A great peek into receiver Chris Godwin was served up recently by Godwin himself and a writer who appears to be a family member.

Writing for a Cabrini University publication, author Annette Godwin typed up a feature on the Bucs’ second-year receiver.

Chris Godwin shared plenty, including how NFL life was a surprise to him because he wasn’t expecting the extremely long work days.

The latter intrigued Joe because Godwin came from Penn State and certainly had former teammates and NFL-knowledgeable people from which to learn before arriving in Tampa. He even trained with former NFL coaches leading up to the 2017 draft.

The excerpt below is a Godwin take on growing as a professional and seizing opportunities:

“There’s so many players on the team that can impact your life and vice versa that it’s beneficial to just build connections with those guys,” Godwin said. “Aside from teammates, there are people in other fields that you come in contact with– other athletes, clothing brands, educators – that we have access to because of our occupation and that’s a dope thing because networking is huge in our society. I’m not really one to go out and party and stuff like that, but I know a lot of guys that get hooked up whenever they go to clubs because they essentially make more people want to go to see them there.”

Different obstacles players may have to face, but they have to be  strong enough to face them all with their  team to help each other build and become stronger.

“There are struggles that we all face each week of our preparation,” Godwin said.  “Some are just more serious than others. One of my first struggles was just adjusting to the little details that I would need to be successful at this level. Some of the things I would do in college won’t work in the NFL, so I had to go through those struggles to figure out what exactly I needed to do to be successful. One of the bigger struggles I had in my rookie season was dealing with injuries toward the end of the year.”

Yes, there’s lots of learning as an NFL rookie. (Hmm, so what Bucs get hooked up in the clubs?)

And more than any Bucs rookie Joe can remember over the past 10 years, outside of Jameis Winston, Godwin gets passionate, glowing reviews from teammates and Bucs officials at the mere mention of his name.

Joe’s not sure how much playing time Godwin will get this season, but he’ll be out there grinding on special teams and trying to snatch a full-time job from DeSean Jackson.

Joe hopes Godwin is so damn good that he forces Dirk Koetter to alter the offense to get him more touches and use more three-wide-receiver sets.

26 Responses to “Chris Godwin Talks Injuries, Schedule And Guys Getting “Hooked Up” At Clubs”

  1. DB55 Says:

    I know a lot of guys that get hooked up whenever they go to clubs because they essentially make more people want to go to see them there.”
    I bet that even includes Publix, ijs.

  2. Robert Says:

    love this guy. wish him all the best.

    yeah, I saw the ad in the paper from publix for free stuff to QB’s. completely exonerated. :roll eyes:

  3. Lamarcus Says:

    I have a question…… Did he really pooped himself in Minnesota? On his fist catch? Nervous?

  4. Lamarcus Says:

    He should be number 2 and stop playing around

  5. teacherman777 Says:

    Get him off of special teams!!!1

    He is a legit #2 for Mike Evans for his entire career.

    We can’t use Godwin!

    Special teams- that’s for Watson now.

  6. Blake_Bucsfan Says:


    He had the flu. But yes, yes he did. Look it up on google.

  7. gilhealy Says:

    Robert, are you really that naive to think star athletes don’t get favors tossed their way by locals? Are you that biased you can’t think for yourself? The man walked out the door, passed the sheriff, like he’d done multiple times prior. But the new manager didn’t know Jameis, and many other athletes, were given the seafood due to be spoiled by freshness date. He panicked and called the authorities. Jameis took the heat, and didn’t call out the employee. Pretty good move. Get your head out of your as$. You look foolish. Oh, and the FHRITP voiced by Jameis and his friends as they walked out of class was a impersonation of the “youtube meme” popular at the time. In fact, it was hit well over a million times at that point. It’s a middle aged “white” guy, yelling the meme during news interviews. It’s all fake and scripted, but the college crowd ate it up. No one stood on a table in the student union. Jameis was one of many yelling the meme. What else you got? I got plenty of answers. But 4 years later, guys like you still chap my ass. Just state your real problem with Jameis. Man up.

  8. Phil Says:

    They all get hooked up at the club if they decide to go there. Booze, women, drugs, all of it. That’s just another reason Koetter needs to work them hard so that when it’s quitting time at work all they want to do is go home.

  9. Kobe Faker Says:

    “I love this kid Godwin at special teams”

    “Did you see the block OJ Stocker made”

    “Im going to run Doug Martin on 1st and 2nd down into the gut and i dont care if he is traded to the Raiders”

    Klueless “The Anti- Doug Pederson” Koetter

  10. Destinjohnny Says:

    Great draft pic

  11. Dave Pear Says:


    Excellent post.

  12. SCBucsFan Says:

    He will be pushing DJax into a lesser role by midseason

  13. Dewey Selmon Says:

    He is engaged to his high school coaches daughter. He has been well grounded, and well matured for years now. What a great pick.

  14. Mike Johnson Says:

    Always have liked Godwin. He;s well grounded and gives you all that he has. I sorta figured him not to be a clubb hanger outta so to speak. Wish him well in this years upcoming competition.

  15. DB55 Says:

    His girl is fine but Keon’s mom…goot lawd. Hello! What’s your name?!? 🤪

  16. 813bucboi Says:

    tighten up dirk…..our 3 best wrs are mike, godwin and djax…..stop BSing around and score some points!!!!!


  17. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Just googled….$500 per day for a well trained personal bodyguard.

    The players are getting comped “everything” at the club. They have no expense.
    I’d be paying that $500 every time I went out partying. First off there are NO DUI’s this way…should be NO drug busts if the bodyguard is decent…no waiting and paying for Uber…and no false allegations because you have a sober…PROFESSIONAL witness with you at all times.

  18. Pickgrin Says:

    Hopefully if we do see more 3 WR sets – it will be ME and Godwin on the outside and DJax in the slot as often as not.

    Hell – motion ME into the slot position every so often and watch how big the Safety/Slot CB’s eyes get.

    I want to see the Bucs run out of a 2 TE set like 70% of plays this year. You’ve got the best TE combo in the league – F’n take full advantage of that. Force the defense to play base more often. Keeps them guessing on nearly every play when you show that you can run or pass with equal ease out of your “base” 2 TE set.

  19. blind melon Says:

    TMZ-esque article.

    and I almost didn’t comment on it.

  20. pick6 Says:

    the team is poised to have admirable depth even after they move on from DJax (2 years max, but more likely after this season) and possibly humphries. I know the latter is a Winston favorite, but he’s playing his way into a $5+ million payday if you look at how some fringe starters at WR have gotten pad this offseason. In that context, the drafting of the Penn WR makes quite a bit of sense as the bucs could be 1 or 2 offseasons away from Evans being the only top 3 WR not on a rookie or RFA deal

  21. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Hopefully he spends more time around Gerald McCoy and learns from him. Then maybe he too will go to six pro bowls.

  22. Jason Mclaurin Says:

    Godwin is interesting going into training camp. I don’t see him rising from special teams this season though as many are hoping here. There’s just too much depth for him and I also think that Watson will be a surprise day one starter alongside Mike Evans. They need the two big receivers on the outside. I like Watson’s size and speed to go along with his projections. A lot of NFL ppl are just too high on the pick for him not to start. I think Jackson will continue to man the slot position and Hump will get the call as the fourth WR in spread formations to be another speedy and shifty inside target. Godwin on his way though. He will promptly be primed to start as the primary slot once Desean Jackson is gone. I also would like to see us go after Dez Bryant on a bargain deal for just one year so Watson can develop behind a veteran as well. Dez would be ideal as a big target deep for Winston’s throwing style.

    WR depth chart so far:
    Mike Evans( #1 WR hands down)
    Desean Jackson(slot man and entering his final year of contract)
    Adam Humphries( another slot man who’s in a contract season,but will be resigned as an all time special teams and fourth slot guy)
    Chris Godwin( future slot receiver)
    Justin Watson( new outside WR 2)

  23. ben Says:

    gilhealy.. a lot of us saw the video from school OF Winston standing on the table yelling all kinds of completely vulgar remarks to at least one lady .I’m glad he seems to have matured but their is lots more to the story

  24. Don P Says:

    Qatar was smart he would put Godwin as the number to inline Jackson up in the slot you want to talk about a matchup nightmare also Godwin gives us better blocking on the outside for the running game

  25. Don P Says:

    Koetter not nit Qatar

  26. gilhealy Says:

    Ben, you’re not fooling anybody.