“Good-Every-Day” Godwin

March 12th, 2019

Justin Watson, right, was among yesterday’s Bucs winners.

Yesterday’s big winners in the world of the Buccaneers were wide receivers Chris Godwin and Justin Watson.

The Bucs launched productive DeSean Jackson and waved goodbye to their most consistent receiver, Adam Humphries.

That’s welcome news for Watson and Godwin, who aren’t going anywhere. Watson, last year’s fifth-round draft pick led the Bucs in special teams tackles and is a very unique athletic talent at 6-3, 225 pounds with the ability to jump out of the gym and a historic resume as an Ivy League receiver.

Godwin, of course, is a 23-year-old rising star. He works his butt off, has never missed a game, and he had seven touchdown catches last season with 842 yards, and was among the NFL leaders in third-and-long catches for a first down.

Both guys appear to epitomize the “good-every-day” focus among the Bucs’ scouting staff, which is outlined in this new Hard Knocks-style video from the Buccaneers. In fact, Godwin, O.J. Howard and Vita Vea are named as benchmarks for that motto.

More good stuff from the Bucs, though this specific production isn’t as meaty as some others.

42 Responses to ““Good-Every-Day” Godwin”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    Bucs are fine at WR without Rudy.

  2. Jonzey Says:

    We need a slot WR now with a lot of speed and a return specialist and a running back

  3. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Golden Tate please. Cannot rely on Justin Watson.

  4. AlteredEgo Says:

    Deeboo Samuels ….in a trade down extra pick scenario

  5. Capt Kidd Says:

    Addition by subtraction. I’d rather have Evan’s, Watson and Godwin than Evans, Djax and Hump.

  6. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I won’t be surprised if we all are talking about our WR depth next year again, as Watson emerges.

    Watson legit has #1 WR type body / skill set.

  7. Bird Says:

    Golden Tate will cost 10-12 mil

    Not happening.

  8. Lord Cornelius Says:

    6’2 225 lbs
    4.4 40
    20 reps on the bench
    40″ vert

    7.1 3 cone isn’t amazing but at his size is OK. Godwin 7.01

    Definitely more of an outside WR than slot guy. I have a feeling we will run Godwin/Evans out of the slot a lot. Arians loved doing that with Fitzgerald.

  9. Pistol Pete Says:

    If Brate goes, we are instantly too thin (for my liking) at the WR/TE position.
    God help us if Evans gets injured, we already see that OJ is injury prone.
    Not like we have a ground game to fall back on….Watson unproven….Godwin had lapses in year 2…..man Licht has a ton of pressure on him with this draft.

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    #weapons4winston for still fine…..now we need #troops4todd…..


  11. Walter Says:

    60% women??? No wonder our team is at the bottom of the division every year

  12. 813bucboi Says:


    i agree…larry produced in the slot…..and it was a good way to create mismatches….he also did it with hines ward late in his career….


  13. ncbucsfan Says:

    I’m good with Watson getting Humps snaps. I see an improvement there honestly! Pick a WR in the later rounds with some speed and return ability (Bobo Wilson?) Larry Fitzgeral caught over 100 balls playing the slot in Arians system…..Watson and Godwin fit his mold. We have enough weapons….when healthy.

  14. Doctor_berto Says:

    Bobo for slot/return man

  15. ncbucsfan Says:

    DL, RG, CB are our top priorities in my humble opinion!

  16. Lord Cornelius Says:


    Didn’t Bobo do much better than Hump on average when given chances at KR/PR?

    I don’t even mean that as a knock on Hump. I just recall us all wondering why we weren’t going for more explosion in the return game vs taking the safe 5 yards or whatever

  17. The Buc Realist Says:

    Then, can the Bucs have more “winners on the roster” by trading GMC for a third day pick that the Bucs will have to send a third day pick in 2020 back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They could have had more last year, but made the disastrous decision to patch up and run a scheme for gmc!!!!!!!!!!!!! as 813broccoli is saying!!!! fix the “real” problem with #troops4todd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! because if they do not, this team will be as useful as colin kaepernick as guest speaker on flag day!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 season will reveal the answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans already know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    What we really need is a pass-catching running back……and an RG…….

  19. JA Says:


    Where is Brate going?
    He signed a six-year deal—last year.

  20. Jamaal Stanley Says:

    D&$@ right get to know him Joe. Really looking forward to seeing this white-chocolate get some run. The attributes say future baller,same path Adam Thielin took. And look at what he has become.

  21. Pistol Pete Says:

    JA I have read repeatedly Brate likely be traded or cut.

  22. Bucsfanman Says:

    As much as I loved Humphries, he was a 3rd string WR who we could no longer afford. You are off your rocker if you don’t think his production can be replaced. The only thing we’re missing is pure speed at WR.
    Now, the rest of the offense is a different story (RB, OL)!

  23. TOM Says:

    I don’t believe anything that comes out of Licht’s pie hole.

  24. KANG Says:


  25. Casual Observer Says:

    Godwin and Watson look pretty good to me. Good enough? We’ll see. But I suspect they will be just fine. Young and hungry. And talented.

  26. 813bucboi Says:


    the problem has been “fixed”…..dirk and his incompetent staff were sent packing……

    now, we have to DEVELOP players on the roster…..#troops4todd are in the draft and on the roster currently….its all about development now…..something dirk and smitty failed to do…..

    BA will revel what most already know!!!!!…..the coaching sucked and the development of players was lacking!!!!!!!


  27. joestang Says:

    Licht has made this team worse than last year. No cap money, no good draft pics, how does this guy survive?

  28. Widerightandleft Says:

    Watson is our new slot guy !

  29. Widerightandleft Says:

    Tampabaybucsfan: AGREE!

  30. jjbucfan Says:

    Idiots, please stop saying that Hump is a 3rd string WR. Don’t be haters. Most teams start 3 WRs and he started plenty of games, was the “Go to” WR, the most consistent WR, took hit after hit, returned punt after punt, etc… The dude was awesome for us and deserved to get paid. If Licht would have paid him 6 mill for a 3 or 4 year deal during the year last year, you would all still be loving him. Good for him to go get paid and take care of his family. The problem is that the Bucs are becoming like the Rays. Develop your young players and instead of locking them in to long term deals- we let them walk for crazy money that can’t (and shouldn’t) match. We need to start locking the guys up after year 3 or 4. That is enough time to evaluate what these guys have done for us, IMO

  31. Bucsfanman Says:

    jjbuc- I get your point, and it’s not being a “hater”. Hump was a good WR in a stable of even better WRs. Godwin, for instance, has way more upside and can become that “go-to guy”. Evans is an elite WR and DJax, despite being a head-case is like bottled lightning.
    It doesn’t diminish Hump’s accomplishments. It’s just the reality of the NFL. Almost every team has their version of Adam Humphries, a hard-working, undersized, fan favorite slot-receiver who makes the tough catches when they count.
    Teams and players move on, even HOFs. Jerry Rice finished his career as a Raider, the GOAT! The Niners replaced him with T.O. who also went on to the hall.
    Another player will come along and we’ll forget about Hump, that’s the reality.
    His departure opens the door for someone else. Best wishes in Tennessee!

  32. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Annnd the Bucs miss out on John Brown….

    The heck is Licht doing????

  33. jerseybuc Says:

    Hump was second on the team in receptions and was the QB’s favorite target. He was the go to guy on 3rd down. The obsession with size and speed misses the point. It is about production. It is a also about who you go to when you need to move the chains. Hump was an extension of the running game that we lacked, and he was very hard to cover in the middle of the field. guy ran a 4.53, not exactly slow. The best team in the sport seems to utilize short passing game more than most teams do, and has multiple slot options. He is gone, I wish him well, but to say we are better off without him is just stupid.

  34. jjbucfan Says:

    fanman, I get it, but there are those diminishing his accomplishments and contributions. Again never said he was AB but dude is a legit WR in this league and had we locked him up when we should have, he would still be here, that is all I am saying. I know 12 has more upside, but Hump was a “glue guy” and now that is gone. I hope Bobo can step in because I think that is who replaces Hump not Watson (at least immediately). If we lose Brate as most want, we are lose another glue guy and are left with the human holding on big run guy Auclair as the backup TE. Be careful what you wish for 20 TDs from TE in 3 years is tough to replace no matter what he is making.

  35. Another J Says:

    Justin Watson will make everyone forget about Adam Humphries.
    The Bucs will be alright!

  36. rrsrq Says:

    There is a reason, Licht and DK never put Watson on the practice squad and it wasn’t because he led the team in ST tackles, he put up numbers at a small school, Penn, but you got to like his intangibles. JL also picked him last year in the draft knowing that he had to re-sign, Donovan, Ali, possibly Kwon, Jameis and DJax contract and Hump contact. His mistakes was not going deeper on the defensive line last year and drafting another safety in MJ Stewart

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    Godwin has been great, he’s as solid of a #2 as you get. The issue is can him and Evans stay perfectly healthy all year, because after him, it’s Bobo, then maybe Watson – but we have yet to really see much of Watson so who knows.

    Depth is suddenly a huge issue for the team at WR.

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    Another J – If you read my posts I’m no Hump fanboy, but Watson isn’t going to replace Hump as they’re not at all the same type of receiver. Watson is 6-3 and ran a 4.35 40, meaning from a physical standpoint he’s a lot bigger and faster than Hump was. But we have no idea how Watson will catch the ball since we saw very very little of him. He did look good last preseason, then again Hump returned a kick return 107 yards in the preseason – and then was one of the worst kick returners in all of football during the regular season. So basically the preseason means very little.

    But Bobo is slightly smaller than Hump, slightly faster, not as quick, and has about the same hands as Hump and if he doesn’t talk his way off the team should step right into that role. Winston already trusts him and he showed during the regular season last year he can step into that Hump role and produce. Also Bobo is a better returner, so there’s that. Again who knows if he makes the team or not, Arians might hate the guy and cut him day one, but if he sticks around I think he’ll produce.

  39. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete (formerly known as 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans', until Kwon started to suck Lol) Says:

    I think Bobo can replace Djax’ AND Hump’s role…

  40. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist - City of St Pete Says:

    Still pulling for a Jon Brown signing, though.

  41. Bucsfanman Says:

    jjbuc- good description: “glue guy”. Agreed. But at some point, winning has to take precedent. Hopefully, we won’t miss a beat. We just have to move on.

  42. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    “Watson, last year’s fifth-round draft pick led the Bucs in special teams tackles and is a very unique athletic talent at 6-3, 225 pounds…”

    Dang, he could be our next great cover linebacker, no? We are light at LB right now!