Chris Godwin Talks Bruce Arians, Jameis, Photography & “When The Dust Settles, I Think A Lot Of People Are Going To Know About Them”

October 4th, 2019

Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chris Godwin is on pace for 104 receptions, 1,544 yards and 16 touchdowns this season. So it’s understandable that he’s an in-demand interview on the national stage.

The Bucs’ 23-year-old stud receiver paid a visit to SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio recently and turned in a very relaxed and candid interview. Godwin isn’t the biggest personality you’ll find in the NFL. He’s sort of an anti-diva, but he’ll always have plenty to say if you catch him at the right time.

Here are the Godwin highlights from his check-in with Mad Dog Radio.

*Godwin said he would dive into photography if he wasn’t busy lighting up the NFL. He had a real camera, not a fancy phone or a point-and-click thing. He always was interested in photography but didn’t have the means to get top-flight equipment until he got the NFL.

*As a high school sophomore, Godwin said he had people telling him he could be a professional football player but he took that with a grain of salt because he was from Delaware and few from there get to the NFL.

*Asked what fans might be surprised to know about Bucco Bruce Arians, Godwin offered an interesting mouthful that made it seem like Arians is a big step up from Dirk Koetter when it comes to connecting with players. “What people would be surprised about is just how much he cares about his players, man. I feel like sometimes he can kind of come off as being like, you know, like a tough-nosed coach, no-nonsense guy. And don’t get me wrong, he is;  he’s all those things. At the same time he fights for his players and he trusts us. He lets us go out there and play free because of all the preparation that we’ve been through during the offseason and the preseason. And I think as a player you really respect that, man. That’s all you really want is to go out there and have a coach that backs you up, that believes in everybody and believes in what you’re doing, and lets you go out there and play free.”

*Yes, Jameis Winston embarrassed and scared Bucs fans with his play on opening day. But Godwin said Jameis never presented evidence of anxiety about his performance to the team in the aftermath of that game. Godwin said “you do yourself a disservice” paying attention to media and social media during the season and Jameis does a great job avoiding the noise.

*On Mike Evans: “I think Mike Evans may be one of the most underrated receivers in the league, which is absurd to me,” Godwin said. He added that he marvels at how always plays the position in an extremely physical manner and Godwin said he tries to model that physicality.

*On Godwin himself being underrated: Godwin laughed and said his family lets him know that. He says he tries to avoid all NFL talk/media. He’d much rather look back on a season and talk about what he’s accomplished versus in-season hype and chatter.

*On Shaq Barrett: Such a relaxed and quiet guy you’d never believe he was a sack monster.

*Toughest cornerbacks? Godwin named Richard Sherman and Xavier Rhodes as the toughest for him to face. He’s not a fan of corners who use their length.

*Especially interesting to Joe, Godwin was asked to name one defensive player who is special that people don’t know much about. He went right to Bucs cornerback Carlton Davis and safety Jordan Whitehead: “When the dust settles, man, I think a lot of people are going to know about them.”

16 Responses to “Chris Godwin Talks Bruce Arians, Jameis, Photography & “When The Dust Settles, I Think A Lot Of People Are Going To Know About Them””

  1. Pablo Says:

    Pablo is curios how many rec, yards, & TDS is Mike Evans on pace for ?

  2. stpetebucsfan Says:

    THX Joe.

    Appreciate you following all of these sites for us and giving us the synopses.

    I’m already spending too much time here @JBF to surf around and follow everybody on twitter.

    I feel confident that I’m not missing out because you do such an excellent job of doing that “work” for us. Again THX

    Meanwhile…how great is Godwin? Again as soon as the Bucs change from those hideous unis #12 is my first purchase.

    Hard to believe the Bucs don’t know they have a windfall when they change unis…unless they come up with another disastrous design.

  3. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Davis and Whitehead!! I think as bad as some coverage has been, these young DBs are going to get better and grow into something special…

  4. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    and Justin Watson is waiting in the wings….

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    great stuff…..

    secondary will be fine….they’re still learning and developing….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  6. DooshLaRue Says:

    Love this kid!

  7. go for the face30 Says:

    Joe – do you know the extent of this hip injury and if it is something that could get worse? I understand that in football you’re never trully going to be 100%, but I’m concerned about this potentially lasting the whole yr, and pain getting intolerable just because we dont want him to sit a game or 2 to get right.

  8. buccaNEAR DOMINATION Says:

    Chris Godwin>Michael “Pedestrian” Thomas

    Tune in Sunday afternoon to witness it.

  9. NeersGuru Says:

    @Pablo Evans is on pace for 72 receptions, 1472 yards, and 16 TD.

  10. NeersGuru Says:

    Evans is currently averaging 20.4 yards per catch while matched up against #1 CB on teams whereas Godwin is getting more catches but lower average facing off against other corners.

  11. SB Says:


  12. Says:

    Mike Thomas is just like all the other Saints WR they good because of the QB!

  13. Billy_45 Says:

    I think even the moderate use of TEs against the Rams helped pay huge dividends for Mike and Chris.

    If the Saints commit to locking down those 2, Howard is gonna finally get into the mix hopefully.

    I’m also ready to see Scotty Miller on some plays.

  14. Brandon Says:

    Pablo, take Evans’ numbers and multiply by four…

  15. Dirty Bucs Says:

    Evans is on pace for 72/1472/16…

  16. Birdman Says:

    Godwin probably hates lengthy cornerbacks because they’re stronger against contested catches, Godwin’s best ability, with their long arms.
    Good thing we got a 6 foot 5 monster on the other side who’s taking all the big corners and safety help. What a combo.