Adjusting To A Weird Offseason

April 16th, 2020

Details Tom Brady chats.

Right about now if things were normal, the Bucs would be a few days from starting OTAs and Chris Godwin would have already caught dozens (hundreds?) of passes from new Bucs quarterback Tom Brady on the backlots of One Buc Palace or at some high school football field.

But this offseason is the most abnormal anyone has ever gone through, players, coaches, suits or fans. Everyone.

NFL facilities are shut down because of The Sickness. Public places (fields, parks, beaches, high school stadiums) are off-limits for who knows how long.

So about the only thing Godwin and Brady have been able to do is talk on the phone.

That, however is not such a bad thing, Godwin noted, especially for the times we are living in.

Godwin, in a Zoom teleconference today with the Bucs’ pen and mic club, was asked about how Brady can learn his nuances on the field without throwing passes to him. Godwin sort of used a Warren Sapp saying, that Brady should (and does) watch the tape.

“Really, it is not much of a conversation of what each other is like as a player,” Godwin explained of his chats with Brady. “I think that Tom is a really smart guy and from what I can tell I would imagine he has watched me on some film and us as a team. So I think he has a pretty good feel for the type of person I am or the type of player that I am.

“The few conversations we have had really has been to try to get to know each other a little bit on a personal basis so when we do meet in person it is not like we are meeting for the first time and not playing catchup.”

Godwin sounded more frustrated that currently, with One Buc Palace closed and gyms locked up, he has to hatch some sort of workout session in his backyard.

Whatever the NFL does, Godwin noted, safety should come first. He also said every team is in the same pinch as the Bucs. So in the big picture, the Bucs are not necessarily behind the eight ball.

7 Responses to “Adjusting To A Weird Offseason”

  1. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    I think, with a new QB, they are somewhat behind the eight ball. Thankfully Brady is a smart guy; the question is if our receivers can figure Brady out, not visa versa.

  2. chris L Says:

    joe – all of these press conferences you go to and the local media, is there any way to see them unless puts them on the website?

  3. Joe Says:

    joe – all of these press conferences you go to and the local media, is there any way to see them unless puts them on the website?

    Maybe if you are proficient at hacking Zoom.

    Most (normal) pressers at One Buc Palace are often carried live on Do know the Bucs have video of this teleconference but don’t have any knowledge whether it will be uploaded on

  4. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Watching all these “Zoom” interviews on the tube it appears that the delay can sometimes make it tough and as you point out followups are all but impossible.

    I’m curious though…even after the “virus” is taken care of won’t Zoom be a part of it going forward. It does save a lot of time and travel.

  5. chris L Says:

    thanks joe. keep up the great work!

  6. Sport Says:

    We are talking about two top professionals. They will get most of it figured out quickly. Will they be perfect out of the gate, probably not.

    But I do expect them to be fun as hell to watch and root for.

    Go Bucs!

    In BA I Trust!

  7. lambchop Says:


    Zoom has some major security problems right now. I would assume the NFL, once they get a handle on teleconferencing and can deliberate more time to these things once some form of normalcy resumes, will ditch Zoom for probably something that their partner Microsoft offers – Skype or MS Teams.

    The irony is the virus started in China and Zoom is a Chinese company. Go figure.

    As far as Bill Gates is concerned, this virus will forever change business travel. It will still be around, but much less of it, at least for the near future. I think this will force companies to trim the fat for the long-term.