Chris Godwin’s Status

September 18th, 2020


Last week Bucs Pro Bowl receiver Chris Godwin took a hard hit from Saints defensive back D.J. Swearinger. He continued to play but he wasn’t very effective after that hit.

Now we know perhaps why.

Even though he did a Zoom conference call with the pen and mic club Tuesday, only after that did Godwin display concussion symptoms. As a result, Godwin was placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol, which requires him to be shelved for five days.

That end Sunday when the Bucs host the Stinking Panthers.

Now Godwin at practice this morning, but he did not practice. The fact he was outside along the sidelines is a good sign but doesn’t mean he can or will play Sunday.

Adam Schefter of BSPN has an update.

Bucco Bruce Arians is scheduled to speak shortly. Though team officials are not allowed to speak about players in the concussion protocol, perhaps Arians will offer general details of Godwin’s availability.

21 Responses to “Chris Godwin’s Status”

  1. Allbuccedup Says:

    Without Godwin and Evans running the wrong routes the Panthers may not look so stinky.

  2. Nate$Buclife Says:

    If he played the whole game I dont see how he cant play this week.. Whatever happened to the phrase what doesnt kill you makes you stronger…

  3. El Buco Realisto Says:

    The “real” fans hope that the team doctors keep Godwin’s best interest, and have final say!!!!!!!! “Word on the street” is that ole stale biscuit is desperate and pressuring to get him back on the field as quickly as he can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Do the right thing bucs!!!!!!!!!!

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Not to get off the subject but how many Bucs fan are Lightning fan? Stoked they made to the Stanley cup Finals.

  5. bojim Says:

    If Evans is good to go then the Bucs are.

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “If he played the whole game I dont see how he cant play this week.. Whatever happened to the phrase what doesnt kill you makes you stronger…”


    First of all, NFL rules. Second, the play happened with 2:46 seconds left in the game, and Godwin didn’t take another snap.

  7. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    If you have never had a concussion you won’t understand. If you had one but did not realize it you would be worse off. I believe that there are probably more unrealized concussions among us than are actually diagnosed.

    You can be walking around, talking, and otherwise appearing normal to people who know you. Later on you may actually lose a few hours or even have days lost from your memory.

    The NFL after one hundred years finally gets it!

  8. Miketb19 Says:

    Did anyone see Carolinas injury report there going to be with out Short and Gross-Matos on the D line that means other than Derrick Brown there play with there complete back up d line and starting 3 rookies on the back end. Tom Brady is going to scorched earth on these guys even if Godwin doesn’t play you guys just watch Mike Evans and Scotty Miller are going over 100 yards receiving I’m calling it now haha

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    lets not forget…bradberry isnt in CAR anymore….lol….

    Mike should be good….run game will look good…defense will play lights out….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  10. PSL Bob Says:

    I would take no chances. We’ve got enough firepower on offense without him to win this game. Don’t take a chance!

  11. TSmitty3000 Says:

    Honestly, Arians need to protect Godwin from himself and sit him. Who cares if the doc clears him? Godwin needs to sit this one out. Concussions are a tricky animal and I’d rather Godwin sit it out and be back ready for Denver

  12. Danr Says:

    Sit him. Your brain is too important.

  13. John Sinclear Says:

    Just glancing over the depth chart, I see a lot of people not named Godwin or Evans that are quite capable of catching the football. I don’t see an issue here.

  14. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    health is more important than points

  15. Formerly Tampa 2 Says:

    I agree with the above. Better to be safe than sorry!

  16. Stanglassman Says:

    You guys obviously didn’t just spend a high draft pick on him to be on your Fantasy team.

    Just kidding, kinda. I really could use him this week if he was healthy. Let’s put his long term health before the Bucs and Stan’s fantasy needs this week.

  17. BA4President Says:

    Brain injuries are like spine injuries, they can both cause irreversible damage.

    Safety first in this case, for sure.

  18. Ndog Says:

    Why are we not talking about the quarterback throwing it two receiver in a spot to get his head knocked off?

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    It wasn’t a hard hit, it was a purposeful hit to Godwin’s head – a dirty hit – and it should have been responded to with a dirty hit. The Bucs owe these bounty hunters a firm kick in the balls next game. If we don’t break Payton’s leg again, then maybe it should be one of their star players that get that treatment. But there must be payback.

  20. adam from ny Says:

    would have been cool to have tyler johnson…

    then we’d have a slew of fill ins for godwin…

    miller, watson and johnson…and even mickens…then we’d be good…

    but with a banged up evans and no tyler johnson, we could wind up a bit limited at receiver

  21. adam from ny Says:

    basically our 2 superstar receivers are either out or banged up for the game…

    no way evans’ hammy is 100% by now…

    these are times you gotta be glad we have brady…

    he is known to pull wide receivers out the hat and make them