“I’m Not Really Big On Preseason Talk”

April 9th, 2019

Bucs third-year wide receiver Chris Godwin addressed Joe and other media today at One Buc Palace and sort of seemed like a guy lukewarm about playing slot receiver.

He’s been projected to play inside quite a bit with speedster newcomer Brashad Perriman getting a shot to dazzle on the outside as a rotational player.

Twice Godwin was asked about playing in the slot and he never said anything like “I can’t wait to take on the challenge.” Instead, Godwin said while answering one of those questions, “I’m not really big on preseason talk.”

Later he talked about working on contested catches in the offseason, “bang-bang” plays, he called them. “If” he plays in the slot, that will be beneficial.

Godwin sure sounded like a guy who wants to be a true No. 2 receiver on the outside opposite Mike Evans. And who could blame him, as Evans draws a healthy share of double teams and Godwin thrived outside last year.

Godwin is a team player; Joe isn’t going there at all. It was just worth noting that Godwin wasn’t doing April jumping jacks about becoming a slot receiver.

24 Responses to ““I’m Not Really Big On Preseason Talk””

  1. DB55 Says:

    Mike Evans is our best slot receiver. Considering what BA did with Larry Fitz I’d say that’s not a bad thing.

  2. Not there yet Says:

    If he has a career season he’ll be just fine. Winston seems to have no issue throwing passes to guys running routes in the slot

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    i pretty sure perriman and evans will see some time in the slot as well…..BA will be creative with his personnel and play design…..

    a true #2 is judged by production not position…..


  4. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Fitzgerald was still the #1 when running everything from the slot. He wasn’t happy about the switch at first but it worked out pretty well for him and his production. Hopefully Godwin realizes this is for his own benefit along with the team and if anything he’s going to get the ball a lot more than ever before

  5. DB55 Says:


    What about running OJ out the slot. Imagine VH3 trying to cover OJ? Or any nickel corner for that matter. BA has to be licking his chops. I’m still not sold on Leftwich but wtfdik

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Bobo may be the man.

  7. tnew Says:

    Godwin hasn’t seen the slot from Arians yet. Very different than the Koetter slot guy.

  8. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Running the slot in todays NFL is a different breed when Fitz started. There were headhunters when fitz started now the game is soft over the middle so someone who wants this could be a stud down the seam and across the middle or wherever the route is required

  9. tmaxcon Says:

    players that do off season jumping jacks like cancer93 usually finish the season in the basement. I am glad this young man is being reserved. until they earn it on Sundays they are still an embarrassment at the bottom of nfc south basement. they all should be reserved…. all this BS publicity the short, slow, stupid and extremely fragile vh3bust is getting just solidifes he will fail…it truly is going to be hilarious when he flames out once again. regardless of all the false hope and delusional optimism that is spewing daily they must earn it on the field until then they are what they are basement dwellers. the players in the camera now will be in the tub or on the streets by week 10… bucs off season super heroes never disappoint with failure once the real bullets fly.

  10. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Maybe Perriman will surprise and be productive, but based on his NFL resume, wouldn’t count on it.
    Godwin will be back as wideout probably sooner than later, unless Watson is given an opportunity.

  11. AlteredEgo Says:

    Love his answer….guy has a chip on his shoulder as EVERY pro should !

  12. diddler Says:

    He’s got to earn even the slot. He’s been inconsistent and even lost a few games due to drops. The tape doesn’t lie.

  13. JameisAlmighty! Says:

    Godwin will be on the outside. Why fix something that isn’t broken!? For the love of Jameis Winston! I’ve never criticized a Joe, but, this is a toxic article.

  14. K2 Says:

    Godwin is much more mature than most players. He mentioned his drops and talked about the need to keep his focus all the time. Many player don’t admit their mistakes and never work to improve. My bet is Godwin makes huge gains this year. He kept making the point the he didn’t want to talk about preseason. He wants to look back at the end of the season to see what’s real.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We have room in the receiver room to draft another receiver or pick up one in FA with some of GMC’s money which I expect to happen.
    Perhaps a slot receiver & return specialist in a later round.

    As for Godwin….he is certainly a beast and can play well anywhere.

  16. Kobe Faker Says:

    “As the originator and only member of the #FreeOJStocker movement

    If we are to truly reach the peak of our offensive potential

    the offense must run thru OJ Howard similar to Kelce and Ertz

    put OJ on the slot and he must get the targets and than when the defense blankets him , go to the other recievers because they will be wide open…

    design iso routes for OJ and everything else will be much easier”

    Kobe Faker

  17. Dewey Selmon Says:

    diddler. what game(s) did Godwin lose due to dropped passes. He had 2 inconsistent games back to back but didn’t lose anything. your user name sounds like a child molester.

  18. 813bucboi Says:

    your user name sounds like a child molester.

    @Dewey…..LMAO!!!!!!that was funny as hell….LOL…


  19. Lord Cornelius Says:


    What about running OJ out the slot.”

    They should be doing that too IMO. Should be our biggest red zone mis matches if we do it right

  20. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    LMFAO Dewey

  21. MDFree Says:

    Idk what the big deal is with this slot talk. Being moved inside in three receiver sets isn’t a demotion or anything. He’s not gonna be used like Adam Humphries was. Dude is gonna be constantly on the field running every route there is. It will only make him more dangerous and productive.

  22. tmaxcon Says:

    Dewey owning it today that was hilarious.

  23. Clw JB Says:

    They are all going to play all 3 spots, that’s the BA life – matchups – what are they doing? well, then we do this to beat it

    I believe the whole Buc life thing is about to change

    Now we have a winning, proven, HEAD COACH

  24. firethecannons Says:

    I listened to the interview, I believe Joe may of “misread” Godwin. I came away with :
    1. he is excited to begin season
    2. looking forward to getting coached up
    3. a very intelligent well spoken guy(prob. high IQ)
    4. no nonsense personality
    5. superstitious about talking before playing
    6. will let play speak for itself
    7. happy dude, needs met, able to focus on what it takes to be his best.
    I did not pick up on any negative