Arians Stands Firm On Chris Godwin

May 31st, 2019

Your new Buccaneers slot receiver has 10 spring practices under his belt, all under the watchful eye of new Bucs offensive guru and head coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

Back in March, Arians said he sees wide receiver Chris Godwin as a player who never has to come off the field, labeling him a “close-to-a-100-catch guy.”

Today, Joe asked Arians how his impression of Godwin has changed after all these practices.

“It really hasn’t. I had high expectations and they’re even higher now,” Arians said of Godwin. “So he hasn’t done anything to diminish what I thought he would be. As he learns to play in that slot and read things a little bit more, he’s made great progress. I think I’ll stand by my 100-catch pronouncement.”

Joe found it very interesting that it was Arians who brought up the 100-catch mark, not Joe.

That’s a bold call for an inexperienced slot receiver. Joe hopes Godwin can adapt quickly, and 100-percent embrace the slot at the same time.

Joe can confidently say that Godwin considers himself a No. 1 receiver and an outside guy. (That is where the biggest money is.) But Joe has no doubt he’ll give the slot everything he’s got.

16 Responses to “Arians Stands Firm On Chris Godwin”

  1. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Jarvis Landry got big $$ as a pure slot WR. Fitzgerald was playing on his big $$ contract primarily in the slot and still as their #1. And a lot of big play WRs play in the slot.

    Godwin should not look at it like that and if his agent is advising him that way then he’s an idiot IMO.

    Godwin puttnig up Larry Fitz #’s from the slot >>>> for his perceived value and future contracts than putting up lesser #’s for the sake of solely playing outside in BA’s offense.

  2. DB55 Says:

    LC

    I still say ME is our best slot rec honestly dude is a beast wherever he lines up. Plus I’m hearing good things about this Miller fellow. Bobo better tighten up.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We have a great WR corps…..and won’t miss a beat with Hump & Djax gone…..Perriman & Godwin’s extra use will make up for that…..look forward to a more developed Justin Watson & Bobo…along with a couple of newcomers Miller & a mystery UDFA…
    Here is my WR projection
    Evans, Godwin, Perriman, Watson, Bobo & Miller…..with the possibility of a 7th (ST)…..Bobo could actually be the 7th….
    If we don’t carry 3 QBs, that would open up a roster spot.

  4. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Godwin is looking swole, dang.

    I think Arians loves WRs almost as much as QBs. I could see us keeping 6:
    Evans
    Godwin
    Perriman
    Watson
    A. Johnson
    S. Miller

    That last few slots will be a great battle between Watson, Miller, Johnson, and BoBo.

  5. JimmyJack Says:

    Thanks for the BA quote.

    I’d really like to hear Chris Godwin speak. I’ve heard he considers himself a Wideout several times now. It is a bit nerve-wracking. Unhappy players can cause a lot of problems and it can contribute to losses. As Tampa fans we know all too well that it has happened before……….Chris does not seem to be the kinda player who would cause a disruption or act out but that’s just this fans perspective.

  6. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Kobe hopes Godwin is practicing his quickness from the LOS

    last year Godwin had the long strides from LOS. He needs to learn to separarate right of the line and be open for the slant patterns..

    Godwin is bigger, enough speed and able to catch passes with contact and in traffic to beat any slot defender in the league. Creative OCs can more the slot reciever to match up against slower linebackers with creative route design

    For the last 4 years we have been getting killed by the slant patterns, can we finally use them against our opponents?”

    Kobe Faker

  7. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Now if he can learn to catch as consistently as Hump and not fumble…

  8. Mikadeemas Says:

    It’s all numbers. If CG gets 100, that what 1400 yards? The man will get paid. Hope he can stay healthy and be a total beast! GO BUCS!!

  9. Isaac haggins Says:

    Hmmmmm I said he wonโ€™t be outside and isnโ€™t really an outside guy and everyone totally disagreed and I guess me and Bruce agree ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. Runs 4.4 but plays 4.6 , is 6โ€™2 215 but plays 6โ€™4 230 kinda like Larry F in his later years .

  10. BigHog Says:

    Don’t sleep on Xavier Unbosi!

  11. Brandon Says:

    Kobe Faker Says:
    May 31st, 2019 at 1:26 pm
    โ€œKobe hopes Godwin is practicing his quickness from the LOS

    last year Godwin had the long strides from LOS. He needs to learn to separarate right of the line and be open for the slant patterns

    _________________________

    You’re a frigging moron, especially when you’re trying to sound smart, which you aren’t. Godwin practicing his quickness? Because WRs usually practice on being slow? He had long strides last year? EVERYONE takes long strides when they aren’t being pressed. He needs to learn to separate off the line…? You do know that players in the slot are already off the line… they get separation by NOT being on the line…. they don’t HAVE to beat the jam because they aren’t usually pressed….. can you please STFU? You actually make people dumber when they read your posts. Good job.

  12. Brandon Says:

    Isaac haggins Says:
    May 31st, 2019 at 4:06 pm
    Hmmmmm I said he wonโ€™t be outside and isnโ€™t really an outside guy and everyone totally disagreed and I guess me and Bruce agree ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. Runs 4.4 but plays 4.6 , is 6โ€™2 215 but plays 6โ€™4 230 kinda like Larry F in his later years

    ________________

    You might be as clueless as Kobe. You said he’s not an outside guy, yet he still posted over 800 yards playing outside despite splitting snaps with Humphries AND DeSean Jackson. Because Arians said he will play the slot doesn’t mean that he won’t be outside in two WR formations, just that when we go to three WR that he will play the slot. Really freaking simple. For the record, he’s 6’1 and maybe 210. And he easily runs like the 4.4 guy he is. Go watch his college game where he repeatedly ran past 4.3 guy Adoree Jackson in his bowl game for reference… and like Kobe, the more you talk, the dumber you sound.

  13. unbelievable Says:

    I think we will see all of these guys (Evans, Godwin, even OJ) rotate in and out of the slot.

    Keep defenses on their heels and guessing.

  14. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    brandon is on fire!

  15. westernbuc Says:

    If he can cut back on the fumbles then Godwin is gonna be great

  16. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Brandon Says:
    “โ€ฆ and like Kobe, the more you talk, the dumber you sound.”
    .
    .

    LOL
    I was gonna comment, but now I’m afraid of sounding stupid…