“He Can Do It All”

May 23rd, 2018

No. 1?

Joe never thought he would ever in his life type the following:

The Bucs are loaded at receiver.

What team wouldn’t want DeSean Jackson? Mike Evans in his four years in the league is putting up Randy Moss-like numbers. For a No. 4 receiver, you will be hard-pressed to find much better than Adam Humphries and so far, there are eager words spoken in hushed tones about the potential of rookie wide receiver Justin Watson.

Oh, yeah. There is that Chris Godwin guy from Penn State the Bucs drafted last year. Caught a game-winning bomb from America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, to beat the Saints to close the 2017 season.

Joe remembers after that game talking to Evans, who was just raving about Godwin. At one point Evans told Joe about Godwin, “He’s a No. 1 in this league.” This took Joe aback that Evans would say that. Joe responded, “But Mike, I thought you are a No. 1?”

Evans replied, “I am.” Then he looked down and realized what he said and looked back at Joe with a smirk and said, “Now don’t you start something.” Joe knew exactly what Evans meant and Joe busted out laughing, reassuring Evans there wasn’t a hit piece coming.

But that’s how much Godwin’s teammates think of him. Apparently, he has opened eyes behind closed doors in team workouts. Yesterday while standing before the Tampa Bay pen and mic club, Evans resumed being Godwin’s biggest cheerleader

“He’s going to be a No. 1 in this league and I mean soon,” Evans said. “He has all the tools. He is a smooth route runner. Strong — he can do it all. He can block. He is the complete package. He is a really good player and he will continue to get better.”

Evans wasn’t the only one throwing flowers at Godwin. So too was Bucs coach Dirk Koetter.

“He’s had a really good offseason in general,” Koetter said. “Chris is a good player, so it’s not surprising. But he’s had a good offseason overall.”

Now Koetter wasn’t specific what he meant by a “good offseason” but Koetter isn’t a man to toss around much fake praise. So between him and Evans, it sure sounds like Godwin is really blossoming as an NFL wide receiver.

30 Responses to ““He Can Do It All””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Yes….he can do it all….but can he sing like Freddie?

  2. Trench War Says:

    When is the last time we were stacked at wide receiver? We have potentially three number ones with a compliment of flashy second teamers like Humphries, Martino, Wilson, and Watson. I feel comfortable going into the season with this position.

  3. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    I believe in godwin but does doing it all encompass preventing this soft fragile defense from blowing 4th qtr leads and disappearing after America’s Quarterback hands them another lead to piss away.

  4. SCBucsFan Says:

    Welcome back TMax, must kill you to have to stay quiet about McCoy

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    You mean, if given time and draft picks, this staff can develop very good players and have depth!!!! Do you want to see more depth in all positions!!!! Then let this team build a “real” team!!!!!!!!

    Keep the this team building, and keep our good coaches!!!!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!!

  6. Steven007 Says:

    Reality (Trollmax), “soft/fragile” is one of your biggest tells. Get original.

  7. SCBucsFan Says:

    Steve how bad must your life be to be banned from a message board then make up a new name just to come back and complain some more. Clearly not alot going on in that life.

  8. Bobby Says:

    I said last year this guy was a star right after the draft. He was my favorite pick. He adjusts to the ball better than 99% of receivers I’ve seen. Remarkable body control and he’s fast with fantastic route skills. Best of all….hes not a prima Dona who’s going to pout when he doesn’t get the ball every time. We have the best receiving Corp in the league and I don’t even think it’s close. We have 2 beast TE’ s and who can match Evans, Godwin, and Jackson?

  9. Bob in Valrico Says:

    That exchange with Evans is funny , Joe

  10. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    Steve and SC

    Take the tin hats off

  11. Cover Deuce Says:

    With 6 hungry and capable targets on this offense, someone is bound to be disappointed with their workload.

  12. Steven007 Says:

    SC, you’re not kidding man. Dude’s life is obviously empty as f. And he can’t leave his old Pals alone. I guess we should take it as a compliment. He should.

  13. Day Obe Paul Says:

    That same Koetter, who “isn’t one to throw around fake praise” told us a year and a half ago that Kevin Panphile graded out as our best offensive lineman. Players, like employees in any business, all respond differently to different motivations. And Koetter, like most managers, will say anything that he thinks will motivate his player. True or not.

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    A 3rd round draft selection with 1st rd talent

    Great job Jason Licht.

    Sure it was a stroke of fortune that Godwin was on the board at #84. Same with OJ at #19. And in both cases – GM Licht was intelligent enough to see the opportunity that other GMs were by-passing in favor of other perceived “needs” – and pounced on those players sitting at the top spot on his board – despite having plenty of other “needs” of his own to fill like RB, DE, CB and OL.

    Hell you can throw Beckwith in the exact same category as well since LB was pretty low on the “needs” list also.

    Favoring talent and drafting certain players that you like for your team as an individual because of their character, intelligence, leadership qualities, love of the game and work ethic – as opposed to constantly taking the stance of – “What positions are we weakest at? We are gonna draft high for that position of highest need”. This is what good NFL GMs do.

    Its the difference in getting an OJ Howard for the next 10 years – instead of a Taco Charlton…

    I was super high on Kareem Hunt and the Bucs were too. But just like Jason Licht probably was – as the Bucs 3rd round pick closely approached I was really focused on and hoping for just 1 player to last those last couple of selections. Chris Godwin!! He did and we got him. And that young man is going to be a heck of a player for the Buccaneers for a long time to come.

    Like I said – Luck aside – GREAT job Jason Licht!

  15. go for the face30 Says:

    “Mike Evans in his four years in the league is putting up Randy Moss-like numbers. ” Maybe I am being overly pedantic here, but this has to do with era. Mike Evans is a Top 6 or so Wide Receiver in the league, but he is not in the same galaxy as Randy Moss. Teams completely shi themselves game planning for Moss, akin to Barry Bonds stepping in to batters box. Mike Evans is not even close to that

  16. Joe Says:


    Asked Koetter about Pamphile at combine. Koetter said, “You are right. He did grade out as our best lineman.”

    Guy must have really fallen off the map because they didn’t try to keep him.

  17. Reality-is-a-Beotch Says:

    Especially the juiced version of Barry bonds

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  19. 813bucboi Says:

    so use him dirk!!!!!!


  20. TrollSlayer Says:

    i really hope tmaxcancer isnt back i was starting the comments on JBF again i actually left the site because of him awhile biggest loser ever

  21. BushidoEvans Says:

    They on Tmax head Lol! I really hope that isn’t him and he’s just out there waiting for his shot. Would completely ruin my perception of him if he was making fake names lol. #FreeTheRealTmax

  22. Steven007 Says:

    Bushido, Reality IS Trollmax. Read the tea leaves. Consider your perception ruined.

  23. BucEmUp Says:

    I think by week 8 we should be seeing Watson, Godwin and e vans as the starting three..

    I’m sorry but djax is not a full time receiver with his lack of effort. The talent is clearly still there buy there.is no reason to give him snaps at the costs of someone more productive than He is

  24. BucEmUp Says:

    Godwin has always reminded me of Antonio Brown. Yeah I know that sounds crazy maybe a poor man’s Antonio Brown buy he’s really good.

  25. Tony from Los Angeles Says:

    WR depth is being way over blown.

    One stud
    One aging speedster coming off a bad year.
    A quantity over quality slot guy
    A bunch of young unprovens

    If Evans were to go down, we are one of the bottom 10 WR groups instantly.

  26. M0J0 Says:

    Godwin needs to be on the field as much as possible this season. He and Evans are the future. I can see them putting him outside and moving DJax inside quite often.

  27. firethecannons Says:

    I like what mojo above me here just said–Godwin and Evans and Djax inside alt with Adam

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    Godwin had a nice end to his rookie year and seems like a very solid future #2. Jackson was always signed to basically a 2 year deal with a 1 year option, and I think most people, who pay attention, have always figured DJax would be gone after year 2 since the Bucs have a lot of guys that have to get paid. Godwin, if he continues where he left off, will be a great #2 starter in 2019 and depending on how D-Jax plays perhaps he’s starting some in 2018, but in any case I wouldn’t rush it.

  29. Oneilbucs Says:

    Godwin should be the number 2 we don’t need djax.

  30. Buckwheat Says:

    I am a big fan of Godwin and i think he will have a very successful career here in Tampa. Although he came on strong at the end of the year i couldn’t help but notice that he seemed to be extremely tired in games. Maybe it was more mental than physical because it was his first year, but I think Koetter is eluding to him being in better shape as far as his conditioning. I know he is a workout freak but I’m sure he did a ton of running this offseason. Looking forward to seeing him explode this season, GO BUCS!!