Chris Godwin Update

September 16th, 2020

Not good.

[Update: 1:56 p.m.] Well this is something new.

Bucs wide receiver Chris Godwin is in the NFL’s concussion protocol, per uber NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Why is this something new? Well, as part of the NFL concussion protocol, a player cannot be made available to the Fourth Estate (in part, because of the bright lights needed to do most interviews).

OK, so?

Well Godwin was made available yesterday by the Bucs’ media relations department for Zoom conference interviews. So that tells Joe that something happened — or was detected — between the time he did a Zoom conference until today.

What happened is unknown. Could have been a hit in practice, could have been residual effects of a game hit that initially seemed like nothing, could have been a car accident, could have tripped over one of his dogs at home. Could be just about anything.

Of course, this means Godwin’s status for Sunday’s game against the Stinking Panthers is in peril.

[Update: 1:56 p.m.] The reason why Joe isn’t sure about Godwin’s concussion is that this comes three days after playing the slimy Saints where he took a shot from Saints safety D.J. Swearinger.

Joe was also under the impression the team could not discuss the concussion but Bucco Bruce Arians did address it today.

The fact Godwin was made available to the media yesterday tells Joe right away his concussion wasn’t detected or he was not showing any signs of a concussion (if you believe it came from the game).

Arians discussed this in today’s presser by way of Gabrielle Shirley of WFLA-TV Channel 8.

(Hat tip: @lavidajudoka.)

26 Responses to “Chris Godwin Update”

  1. Sarasota Garey Says:

    That was a dirty hit by a repeat offender

  2. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Sarasota Garey,

    Nobody hates the Saints more than me. But you know damn well had Winfield hit Michael Thomas like that, you wouldn’t say that. He hit Godwin with about 99% shoulder. By the rules it deserved a flag, but it is a huge stretch to call it dirty. Now what Cam Jordan did to Rojo – that was dirty.

  3. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Man I never want to hear about the saints getting screwed by refs again.

    That senile old man DJ Swearinger laid a dirty hit. One that the saints are known for. Of course it didn’t draw a flag why would it.

  4. Sarasota Garey Says:

    @hawaiian buc If it wasnt for the fact hes a repeat offender and has a history of dirty hits it would agree.

  5. Fernando Diaz Says:

    hell be on field Sunday 5 days till game day
    I agree with Tampabucsbro though

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “That senile old man DJ Swearinger laid a dirty hit. One that the saints are known for. Of course it didn’t draw a flag why would it.”


    He did draw a flag smh

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    @Sarasota Garey,

    Being a repeat offender doesn’t make the hit dirty. It was a football play. Swearinger is in the league because he is a hard hitter. If you take that away from him, he wouldn’t be in the league. Still doesn’t make it dirty. Sometimes you have to take away your bias and see the play for what it is.

  8. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    You can be a hard hitter and not concuss people.

  9. Marine Buc Says:

    Bad news. But I bet Godwin will heal up from this quicker than the Saints #1 WR M. Thomas who has a bad high ankle sprain…

  10. Sarasota Garey Says:

    @hawaiian helmet to helmet is helmet to helmet, no matter if its 1 per cent or 99 percent, Godwin is now in concussion protocol and had to come off the field because of the helmet contact. The rule doesnt specify a specific contact percentage threshhold to be eligible as a penalty. They were hitting us late all day, after the plays were dead, also punching our players on the piles.

  11. ocala Says:

    Cam Jordan punched RoJo and had the same excuse as when he punched the Panthers QB.

    Guy should be suspended at least four games for it.

  12. SB Says:

    Cam Jordan should have been suspended for three games at LEAST.
    I played a lot of football in my days. Zero place for that on the field.

  13. Mitch Says:

    As someone who is very very familiar with brain injury and concussions the symptoms generally occur within 24-48 hours of the hit to the head. However in some cases the symptoms can be delayed by up to five days or more from the initial hit to the head.

  14. 813bucboi Says:

    we still have plenty of weapons….maybe we’ll focus on the run more….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  15. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ SB

    “You played da foosball behind yo mama’s back!?!?!?”

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    Must win this Sunday against the Panthers, If they do not win, Mike Johnson will be the ring leader of the Booing section. You can count on it.

  17. adam from ny Says:

    godwin looked dazed and confused for a minute while coming off the field from the swearinger hit…

    i did think to myself as he walked off, “damn he’s got a concussion”…

    isn’t there a rule once in concussion protocol you have to not play for like a week or two???

    i think godwin has to sit this weekend…

    and that sucks

  18. adam from ny Says:

    also the rojo situation, with cam jordan snuffing him, was really bad…

    someone on the o-line needs to go up and under his face mask and bust his chin open during the next game they play…

    donovan smith should really take care of this…

    he talks mad ish about donovan and the bucs all the time too…

    i don’t condone violence, but someone has to put this guy in his place next time they play…

    the up and under the face mask hit to the chin is totally warranted after he punched rojo…

    if wirfs does it, that’ll be ok too…but this is donovan’s gig

  19. D1 Says:


    You remember who the last “enforcer” offensive player is/was?

  20. D1 Says:

    Asking because I don’t see D.S. in that role. Ever!

  21. Lou. Says:

    @HawaiianBuc —


    Looked targeted helmet-to-helmet the first time I saw it and worse on replay. I did not see any shoulder lead at all. My first reaction was to wonder whether “targeting the head” still led to ejection.

    All for tough football, but if the game now specifies a hit zone shoulder or below then that was a bad hit. Exactly the kind of stuff that got him fined here under Schiano. The game has moved on. He has not.

  22. Wesley Says:

    You can’t make this stuff up, Bucs are truly cursed.

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    The only thing that really p/o’d about the game was the Bucs not responding to that dirty hit – then again did nothing when the Saints are running gadget plays when the game was over. I have no issues with trying to run up the score – but to do it after a cheap shot shows intent. Suh should have clipped Brees in response – or at the very least Arians should have put in a scrub and told them if Michael Thompson doesn’t leave in an ambulance he’s cut. Sam Wyche did that once, he started the game with a DB at WR just to fight the corner on the other team (I believe it was a corner or maybe a safety – was with the Bucs, if anyone remembers this fill in the details please). Arians came from the Ray Perkins / Alabama coaching tree, and getting punked should never be allowed, ever.

  24. ElioT Says:


    Yeah we’ll this isn’t prison so it’s not about an “eye for an eye” anymore. Jensen did get all up in Cam Jordan’s face after that BS.

    Also, remember a couple years ago when Jameis came off the sidelines to taunt Lattimore? Then Evans leveled his a** and got a one week suspension?

    Let the d-bags on bother teams do whatever they want.

    The Bucs need to be professionals and kick the sh*t out of the opposition between the whistles.

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    Be a professional. Scoreboard. Effort. Team. Community. Love. Courage. Bravery.

    F that sissy garbage. If someone takes a shot at you – you respond then fold – that’s how you make sure it doesn’t happen again. Instead the Saints win a game, take out one of our best players and nothing is avenged. I want it to be avenged. I want Arians to sign Enrico Ciccone, line him up opposite of Micheal Thomas in the next game, then rip his helmet off before the snap and pummel him into the turf.

    You want some real rivals – want some real hatred – then my plan is the way to go.

    If you want to cater to women and little girls, then repeated what people print on bumper stickers.

  26. lambchop Says:

    @Rod Munch,

    Week 9, homey.