November 24th, 2019

What a joy it continues to be seeing Chris Godwin take over the NFL.

The dude has 70 catches for 1,071 yards and nine touchdowns with five — FIVE! — games to play working largely out of the slot.

Godwin blocks and rarely comes off the field. And as Bucco Bruce Arians said in his post-victory radio interview today, Godwin is so “tough to tackle.”

That aspect of his game is evident week after week, and it sprung him for a 71-yard touchdown in the first quarter. It’s been a game-changer for the Bucs; remember Godwin’s key tackle-breaking big run late against Arizona from deep in Bucs territory.

Mike Evans is a hell of receiver, the best in Bucs history. But is Evans better than Godwin right now? No. Not when you factor in the drops and the penalties and Godwin’s special versatility.

Just imagine if these Bucs had a front-line running back.

In a lost season, Joe would be fired up to see Evans and Godwin starting for the NFC in the Pro Bowl.

23 Responses to “YACmaster”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    100 turnovers for #3.

  2. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Where can we go whine and moan about Jameis????

    Jameis played great today, haters.

  3. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Moron shut up please. This ain’t about ATM

  4. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Godwin has really lived up to the coach hype. He is stepping up and making big plays consistently. Mike Evans is what he’s always been and that’s a fantastic possession receiver with deep threat ability. Evans’ body language has really gotten bad this season and I wonder if he’s just not liking the new offense or Godwin’s rise in targets. Seems like he and Winston have a lot less freedom to just play back yard football in this offense. Godwin fits that Hines Ward roll perfectly. Together they’re the best tandem in the league but Evans doesn’t seem happy and I wonder if he still wants to be here.

  5. Zzbuc Says:

    Why comparing in bewteen our own receivers!!
    Makes no sense Joe!’

  6. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Haha ATM shook the early cobwebs today. It’s about time. Still skeptical tho.

    Godwin is a beast machine.

  7. JimmyJack Says:

    Dude ai love Godwin but can’t get over Evans awful game today.

    Don’t know what to say about Mike. A big game that the team really needed and Mike was basically in the way.

    I’ve had my fair share of problem with Mike Ilin the past but a game like today when the team honestly had to overcome Mike playing like dogspit for a huge win……and did so convincingly…..truely makes me question how much Mike means you this team.

    I’ll give him the next game to show us what’s up. He must follow up a today’s performance and carry us. Otherwise Im not sure how valuable he really is.

  8. 1sparkybuc Says:

    The Bucs need a better OL. Fewer interceptions and much improved ground attack with the backs we have right now. It starts up front.

  9. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Evans has said he loves that Godwin takes some of the focus away from him. He has also said he wants to play his entire career in Tampa

  10. unbelievable Says:

    “It starts up front”

    Yup, on both sides.

  11. aj Says:

    There is a little something off with Evans this year. Wondering if previous coaches ignored certain sloppy techniques and Arians probably doesn’t do that.

    I’m probably wrong, but there is just something off with him.

  12. kasperfox Says:

    Jimmy Jack,

    2 wide receivers in the history of the NFL have started their careers with 6 consecutive 1000 yard seasons. Mike Evans and Randy Moss.

    I think Mike deserves more than one game before you call him garbage.

  13. REDZONE BA Fan Says:

    TWO AWESOME Receivers – Godwin’s big day usually is followed by a huge day by ME13. Stayed tuned for a big day vs Jags for ME13.

  14. 1sparkybuc Says:

    We have two 1,000 yard WRs eleven games into the season. Both rank among league leaders in yardage and TDS, and we have a “fan” complaining because one has an off game. Unbelievable.

  15. JimmyJack Says:

    Well I did not call Evans garbage but I did(and stand by) saying he was bad today.

    Last week he dropped a critical 1st down and forced is to punt and in London he dropped a big TD before the half helping us get blown out.

    Forgive me if I’m critical of our “best player”. So far as I’m concerned your best player need to make the big plays that define winning(like Vita did today) not losing. Call me crazy but Godwin looks like our best and most trustworthy reciever today……..Just like Joe elude to.

  16. JimmyJack Says:

    1 sparky the problem is that it is not off bad game like you said….,…No show twice against the Saints……that’s just for starters.

  17. J Says:

    Imo, Evans and Godwin should be shoo-ins for the Pro Bowl. The league has 2 receivers to hit 1000 yards the same day in a season which hasn’t been done before; if they’re not it would be a complete let down by the NFL.

  18. orlbucfan Says:

    ME13 and Ungodly are among the top receiving tandems in the NFL. Does Arians know anything about our TEs? Bowles’ defense is slowly jelling. Gay got rattled but the guy doing the kickoffs and punts was very good. JW is a ??

  19. Jason Says:

    I don’t know which one is the better receiver, but I for damn sure know that the best football player on this team is Godwin.

  20. REDZONE BA Fan Says:

    orlbucfan Says:
    November 24th, 2019 at 5:29 pm
    ME13 and Ungodly are among the top receiving tandems in the NFL. Does Arians know anything about our TEs? Bowles’ defense is slowly jelling. Gay got rattled but the guy doing the kickoffs and punts was very good. JW is a ??

    LIKE+ the Ungodly moniker! He is Bucs MVP! And no one should discount that ME13 pulls double teams, opening up Godwin, who is ferocious blocker and glue hands when he gets his number called…..Love me some Godwin!

  21. Bucs Fan Since ‘76 Says:

    Dobbins would look good in the Pewter and Red!

  22. bojim Says:

    He is something else. For sure!

  23. pryda...sec 147 Says:

    Jameis is getting extended M1k3 on Hall of fame path so is Jaboo. Happy to see Godwin developing into a star ⭐️