Cool Mentality By Godwin

August 17th, 2018


There is a lot of reasons why Bucs types like second-year receiver Chris Godwin.

Of course, one has to do with his talent. But coaches and teammates seem to love his football personality. He’s as real as it gets. Maybe the opposite of Jalen Ramsey in that Godwin is a quiet dude (but always willing to talk). And Godwin, though he has a year under his belt, seems to still have the drive that a rookie undrafted free agent does as Evan Winter of types.

“I just expect to be better than I was last year,” Godwin said. “I’m a year in being around both the team and the organization, just understanding myself and where I want to grow. I’m just trying to do whatever I can to help the team.”

While Godwin may be easy-going off the field, on the field the guy is a bulldog. It is almost as if he craves a battle for the ball.

Time will only tell if Godwin’s promising rookie season can be elevated in his second year. He’s no longer a secret to defensive coordinators.

15 Responses to “Cool Mentality By Godwin”

  1. Buc1987 Says:


    Joe…can you tell…you yourselves tell… when a player is driven? I mean really driven to not only make the team…but to be one of the best in the NFL?

    Are ya at that point? Just wondering….

    Cause I’m trying to get optimistic about our current team and well…..ya know….as is……as usual….

    Thanks for the late-night early morning article…

  2. Trench War Says:

    When you say Bucs types are you referring to Buccaneer personnel excluding the janitor and the laundry workers? Or are you referring to outsiders like your news colleagues? Or ex-players? Mika? I like Godwin I count? Drop some names put people on the record. Just playing with you Joes. I love your site. thank you

  3. Joe Says:

    Joe…can you tell…you yourselves tell… when a player is driven? I mean really driven to not only make the team…but to be one of the best in the NFL?

    Generally it is with dudes who stay late after practice. That normally includes Jameis, Cam Brate and O.J. Howard. Many wide receivers (including Godwin and Evans, among others) use the Juggs machine for a long time after practice and some linebackers too (Kwon, Lavonte David).

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    Thank you.

    Someone that gets why this Bucs fan needs this info to digest.

    I can only read and watch the games to a point. I trust you guys Buc’s-wise, more than anyone else. So much I really go no where else. I don’t go to or Network these days. Too busy and I gave up on national opinions a long time ago….that don’t really study or watch our team anyways.

    So that’s why I asked the question about “driven.”

    EF…what Buc fan doesn’t want to BE you guys by now? Ha…..I bet that gets ya thinkin’.

    Plllleeeeease don’t stop doing what you’re doing…ever. Thanks guys, Go Bucs!

  5. BucsBandit Says:

    Chris Godwin could be a #1 WR someday. He has that kind of talent and work ethic.

    I just hope we find a way to get him the ball more often this season.

  6. James Walker Says:

    Michael Clayton had a great rookie season too. Let’s wait and see.

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    I’d like to see us find a way to get him the ball more often also BucsBandit, but that’s gonna be a real challenge on a team loaded with so many excellent receivers IMO.

    Last year was the FIRST time the Bucs ever had OVER 600 passing attempts (Jameis & Fitz combined for 605 passing attempts) … and in addition they were sacked 40 times total (those don’t count as passing attempts but most likely were). Why so many passing attempts? I’d be easy to say because our running game sucked (which it did) but I think it’s also because we do in fact have so many great receiving weapons (ME13, DJax, Hump, Cam, OJ, Godwin … plus our RBs).

    Bucs only attempted 390 rushes last year (less than 38% of our total of 1,035 plays). That’s not only quite low, but it’s also quite undesirable (if defenses don’t fear the run then my guess is they’ll tend to blitz more & you’ll probably have more sacks & fumbles). BTW, Bucs ran more offensive plays than any NFC South team. We also threw the ball MORE than any of them, and had the fewest rushing attempts in our division. Coincidence that they all made the playoffs and we didn’t? I don’t think so … all three NFC South teams had a higher rushing-to-passing ratio and all three scored more points than we did.

  8. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Great point Defense. You got to have more balance. The RB’s have to bigger part of our offense. One of the reasons our offense was so effective in 2015 because
    of the dumpoff passes to Martin and the screens passes to Simms. IMO we need to get back to that. At this point RoJo is struggling in this area.We need to reach
    to the point where our running backs are effective in both the passing gameand the running game. Barber may be an all purpose back, but somebody else has to step up and be adual purpose back.

  9. Realbucfan941 Says:


    That’s easy to figure out why. It’s because they were behind in so many games early. That always skews the numbers towards passing. Combine that with an ineffective run game. When it’s third and 4 or more, teams usually pass.

  10. OneBuc55 Says:

    Imho, the Bucs have the best receiving Corp in the league…

    I challenge anyone to find a team with better WR’s and TE’s…If the offensive line holds up and we can add a little more balance to our offense in general with our running game, look out…although I would like to see it be 50/50; a 45/55 run to pass ratio in a pass-happy league seems ideal, especially based on our personel…

    Hats off to Jason Licht, he’s done an amazing job of building our receiving corp; We literally had the worst group in the league when he arrived…Again, as I stated earlier; if our offensive line holds up and we can get a better contribution from our running game, we could easily field a top 10 offense…

    Beleive it or not guys, this team isnt far off…Jameis just needs to continue to get better, we also need a solid year out of this revamped defense and kicking game; if these things happan I believe we make the playoffs…

  11. The Buc Realist Says:

    Because someone stays after practice means only they are “driven”?????? Is someone that needs more repetition of a skill perfected, more driven that someone that goes straight home and dives into play books and video study of opponents?????? The “real” fans disagree with statements above!!!!!!!!

    And No one is talking about Godwin, run blocking!!!!! Which place against DJ11 is not even worth comparing!!!!! to take out another secondary will help explosive run become breakouts!!!!! Godwin is very underrated in this part of his game!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    Godwin is THEE man! I look forward to watching him again this season.

  13. Kobe Faker Says:

    “All this talk of cross training from Klueless and you dont put Godwin in the slot position. LOL. Godwin has the best hands and can catch in traffic and with defenders draped all over him. He can accelerate at the LOS and run after catch. Godwin should be JW possession, go to, and safety valve reciever ala Rashad Greene in his FSU days”

    Kobe Faker

  14. Billy_43 Says:

    All I know is I thoroughly enjoyed watching him get a reception and completely run over the CB.

    Dude is gonna flat out ball out this year.

    Scary to think of what they would have scored against Miami with the 1st team playing the whole game

    40+ easily

    You can just sense a difference this year.

    I don’t think these guys will be denied

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    If Godwin gets much better we’ll have to look up in the clouds to catch a glimpse.