The Best Duo

January 9th, 2020

The best.

The final edition of “The Current” has been published and as Bucs fans can expect, it’s a solid piece of work put out by the Bucs’ multimedia crew.

“The Current,” for those unaware, is like a “Hard Knocks” knockoff the Bucs produce in-house. The final edition of 2019 is sort of a wrap up of the entire season, and with a possible peek into the future.

A big chunk in the first 5-10 minutes highlights Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, the best one-two punch in receivers in the NFL.

In fact, Arians said in the video, Evans and Godwin are the two best he’s coached.

“I can honestly say they are the best duo,” Arians said. “And I’ve had some really, really good ones. A combination of what Chris can do outside and inside and Mike being as prolific as he is, it is the best combination of two wide receivers.”

Godwin, in his first season as a starter, totally blew up and finished with 1,333 yards with his season cut short by two games with a hamstring. Evans, who has never had less than 1,000 yards, also had his season end too soon with a hamstring injury after 13 games, but not before the veteran recorded 1,157 yards.

With Godwin exploding, Evans said of his teammate, “Now, the world has been put on notice.”

Also included in the video is a piece on rookie Devin White, and Shaq Barrett setting the team’s franchise record for sacks. A cool element is Warren Sapp, who held the record at 16.5 sacks (Barrett finished with 19.5), telling Barrett before the final game, “Go to work!” Later, Sapp explained that he told Matty Ice that his record was going down on Matty Ice’s back.

Class move by Sapp being so encouraging and supportive with Barrett!

Interestingly, very little in the video of Mr. Entertainment, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston. That is, until the end when he threw his pick-six against the Dixie Chicks to end the season.

Conspiracy theorists, react!

21 Responses to “The Best Duo”

  1. Jimbobasbuc Says:

    Anybody could put up Jameis Numbers is they could throw 30 interceptions

  2. SteveK Says:


    I believe there is something to be said for that. The average INT rate of NFL QBs in 2019 was 2.3%. Jameis was 4.8%, more than double.

    What that tells me is there better be twice the number, or double, the number of positive stats: yards, touchdowns in order to cancel out the record setting turnovers.

    I agree wholeheartedly. What could a QB do if they know there was no bench waiting for them if they continued to turn it over like crazy?

  3. JP_09 Says:

    The thing about ME13 & CG12 is they continuously look to improve their game and they are truly selfless players. They are never content, it wouldn’t shock me to see them both go over 1500 next season bearing injury.

  4. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Man, there are a LOT of GOOD quarterbacks out there that would LOVE to have these targets!!!

  5. Bucsfanman Says:

    Man, 2 BEAST WRs! C’mon man! A MLB and OLB trending to the sky?!
    Dare I say it, we have some big-time players on this roster!

  6. Jeff Says:

    Hard to watch, frankly. Such a disappointing season. Just a below average 7-9 team. Not sure the Bucs will be able to keep Shaq or JPP, let alone Suh. Without them, your looking at 7-9 next season. 2020 will not be kind to the Bucs.

  7. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    I wouldn’t believe too much arians says; dude blows smoke all the time. Godwin and Evans are ridiculous and glad they are here and jameis is lucky they are here.
    Andy Dalton could do equal to what jameis has done minus the INTs and you cant spell wINsTon without the picks but you cant spell DalTon without the TDs…

  8. I Bleed Pewter Says:

    Imagine Jameis with just one of them?

    I shudder to think

  9. bucbob Says:

    actually I thought they showed Jameis a lot for a video that wasnt about him and showing the pick 6 followed by a shot of him with the narrator saying they’ll learn from this and get better.

    Jameis is coming back, no way they walk away from him despite the 30 ints, too much time invested and enough good was shown to give it a 2nd look

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I agree that with Evans, Godwin, Perriman, Brate & OJ…..those are weapons most any QB could be successful with.
    Jameis must be fixed…..

    And, we do have some very good players on this team.

  11. Robert Says:

    I used to think ME was just fortunate in thats all crabman saw and threw too. Godwin is the one I respect the most. pure heart, hands of steel. but ME is definitely a jump ball beast!

    We have TE’s too though. wish they got more.

  12. 813bucboi Says:

    with the weapons we have, we should make “the greatest show on turf” look like a cheap lakeland gig…….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  13. stpetebucsfan Says:

    ME and Godwin are clearly great WR’s. But who among us was surprised?

    Perriman was the ABSOLUTE shock. After having the drops early in the season he rebounded the second half in a big league way. Hired for his speed to stretch the field he finally found his hands and became a possession guy with speed!

    Here’s is what blows me away.

    It would have been one thing for Perriman to play well with ME and Godwin getting all the attention…but for Perriman to perform off the charts without either of them and Perriman virtually the only real target is just freaking amazing.

    Two thoughts…I always thought he was just a speed merchant..but he also has size at 6-3 209.

    And I’ve always been partial to athletes whose father succeeded before them. Guys like McCaffery and Luck and many others grew up around the NFL and so they are not awed by the bright lights. They grew up in that glare.
    Perriman’s father Brett played 10 years as a WR in the league.

    I’ve not been as critical as many here about Licht’s draft picks…I think when you take them as a whole it’s not been that bad…in fact he’s found some gems.

    It’s been his FA’s that I think have ruined this team. So whether it’s Licht or BA our FA’s this year have been the best in perhaps the history of this team!!!

    I predict we’ll NEVER have another FA class like this past one. The impact of Perriman, Suh and obviously Shaq has been incredible. Sadly they are all FA’s again. Spend the money and bring them all back!

  14. Says:

    I think Godwin blowing up in the slot helped ME with just a little less double teams, which opened up his yak. Before, he was so covered up, all he could do was call down after he made the catch. Look for the yards to only go up from here if we keep this duo together.

  15. PSL Bob Says:

    The Bucs WILL be in the playoffs next year, with or without Jameis. They’ve got the core of a winning team now. They will find a way to keep Shaq and either JPP or Suh and will build the OL. Get a RB and Safety in FA or the Draft and watch out. Never too early for predictions. At least 10 wins next year!

  16. BigHog Says:

    Double this twice that….man GO away…without FAMOUS there is no CGodwin explosion and no so called best receiver tandem in 2019 …all they talk about is interceptions …well how many dropped passes did our receiver group have ? FAMOUS is the tic toc in the clock on this team !! KEEP GRINDING FAMOUS …2020 is the year of The BUCS!!

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    The potential of a Bucs winning season is always there nine months before it plays out into the familiar soap opera showing.

  18. Ata Says:

    Yes sir solid work by Bucs multimedia!!!
    Woulda liked to see more Lavonte leadership in that piece.
    Another Jameis hater note; the teams reaction when he throws the last pick, all the heads down, Suh and Vita look like they said F-this sh-t. As most bucs fans did, I felt the same F- this sh-t

  19. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Even without the hoped for emergence of OJ we have a formidable offensive attack. Our defense will also have to be reckoned with.

    The franchise will certainly be on the map in the NFL in 2020. Respectability here we come!

    In BA I trust.

  20. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    I just watched “In The Current”.  … Pretty damned slick, y’all!

    Barrett, Suh, Perriman and White … our new coaching staff merged with our old personnel staff collectively knew what they were doing. There are more names I could mention.

    Many of my hopes for a turnaround and a culture change have been, and are continuing to be, fulfilled.  Expecting great things in 2020.

    In BA I trust!

  21. unbelievable Says:

    ‘Jeff’ you should change your name back to ‘negative Jeff’, it was much more fitting…