Showtime! Contract Time!

September 13th, 2020

They say players typically play harder and better during a contract year.

If that’s really the case, then Joe can’t wait to see what comes today from two beasts of the Tampa Bay roster.

Chris Godwin and Lavonte David are two of the very best in the NFL at their respective crafts. It’s undeniable. And they’re both in a contract year, with Jason Licht and Bucco Bruce Arians making it very clear publicly that each is desired by the organization in a no-brainer kind of way.

Now they have to go ball out to squeeze gigantic money from the Bucs — and fans get to sit back and watch. Both these guys know that today’s Drew Brees-Tom Brady matchup will get monstrous ratings across the nation. It will set a tone for how they’re perceived around the league. It’s not fair, but that’s how the perception game is played.

The NFL won’t be paying attention next week when the Bucs host the Panthers, or the following week when the Bucs head to Denver.

It’s showtime right now for David and Godwin in multiple ways. Joe has a very good feeling these studs will be at the very top of their games.

25 Responses to “Showtime! Contract Time!”

  1. Davenport Buc Says:

    Godwin over David for sure. LBs are easier to find than elite receivers. I just can’t see the Bucs keeping both, especially with what will be a reduced salary cap

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Is it just me or are others more comfortable with Brady vs JW, Wirfs vs Dotson, Succop vs Gay…..additions Gronk, Fournette, Shady, Winfield….and crowd noise instead of a crowd?

  3. Allbuccedup Says:

    I guess Shaq is the odd man out.

  4. james west Says:

    TBF i sure am more comfortable, uh huh go bucs, whoop dem dirty saints, 7 hours 3 minutes and counting, that’s right!!!!

  5. Bucsfanman Says:

    TBBF- Definitely an “across the board” level of improvement, IMO.
    Godwin is a BEAST!
    David? In full disclosure, I’ve always liked LVD, but I’m not one of the ones that put him on a pedestal. He’s had some nice, consistent seasons. Retain him, I’m OK with that. I don’t view it as a “must” signing though.
    Just my opinion.

  6. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    So does NO GUTS Brees stand, lock arms or kneel today?

  7. Alanbucsfan Says:

    I’d be more comfortable with a crowd.
    Nothing better on tv than watching 70,000 depressed Saints fans.

  8. Tompa Says:

    Who is this “clean house” cry baby?
    My god what a little whiny ti++y baby lol.
    Just moan and groan about every thing lol.
    What a miserable way to live.
    Probably still sore the human turnover machine isn’t here to spot other teams a few TD’s a game and then blame kickers or the defense for the loss lmao 😂

  9. Bucfan81 Says:

    I don’t see why we can’t have both guys next year. We have a lot of players on 1 year deals that might not be here next year including Suh and Gronk which between those 2 almost frees up close to 20 million. Plus if you really want to keep good players you can. Just look at the saints they are always over the cap yet find a way to keep their players.

  10. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    @TBBF, have to agree, those are all major improvements

    @Joe, why did you leave Shaq out? He is also the perfect fit for the “contract year” theory

  11. Darin Says:

    They’ll be alot of comings and goings while Brady’s here, get used to it. That’s the downfall of making the playoffs every year. Other guys get paid. We stay the same, Bucs fans. Go Bucs

  12. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I feel the same way. I wish the Saints fans were there today, to watch their team lose!

  13. Kobe Faker Says:

    “The Bucs and Gump is taking advantage of good guy Godwin

    Godwin’s agent was talking with Gump during the off season than he suddenly spends $10 mill on a WWE retired wrestler with a money hungry girlfriend

    It’s so true

    Good guys like Godwin and Kobe Faker finish last”

    Kobe Faker

  14. SufferingSince76 Says:

    You do not get rid of either. They are impact players and David continues to play at a high level regardless of age.

  15. Cainishere Says:

    Relax folks! Jason get’s paid to make it happen. We want everyone back for the third run.
    Once players see the team perform they won’t want to go anyplace else.
    Believe me, if your team is a winner you keep your team if you haven’t priced yourself out of keeping everyone. Let’s see how real the Buccaneer family is and how deep it goes. GO BUCS!!!

  16. SB Says:

    I sure hope they don’t play Mike. This game isn’t as important as the rest of the season

  17. Cainishere Says:

    SB normally I would agree with you but Mike knows that this game is a crucial match that we simply must win.
    It could be the game that determines our fate in a playoff seeding.
    Every game should be played as if it is the Super bowl. Each week is a Super Bowl rehearsal. GO BUCS!!!!!

  18. BigHog Says:

    These contract entanglements always seem to work themselves out, to e real LVD’s replacement should have been drafted at this years draft or maybe even last year…..I like LVD…but he’s gotten paid, the only way I would keep him around is if is willing to do a team friendly deal…..then there’s STOP being mediocre, the best teams draft for best player available !!! Starting to set this grill up for game time!! HENNY AND HOG…get yo-self some!!!

  19. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed SB.

    Hamstrings can last all season if not healed properly.

  20. Joe Flash Pole Says:

    Joe How about a flash pole this Sunday gameday !!!
    Charissa Thompson
    Kay Adams , or
    Erin Andrews

    which one is the most , entertaining ?

  21. Joe Says:

    Charissa Thompson
    Kay Adams , or
    Erin Andrews

    Charissa Thompson likely would be No. 1 but she’s a Malibu Beach-living chick that likely would never give us regular dudes the time of day.

    Erin Andrews might be No 2 but (yes, Joe knows she’s from Tampa) but she turned Hollywood. In Joe’s very brief interactions with her, she seems nice (she likes Ira).

    Kay Adams is a hyper Polish chick from Chicago. She’s the type of girl who would pound beers with you all night and talk football. Advantage Kay Adams.

  22. BigHog Says:

    Scotty in Fat Antonio: every man in this country does not feel the same way about THE FLAG or THE ANTHEM…but Brees be a freeman, he can do the boogie woggie if he want!! One hour or so until I take a knee! HENNY AND HOG…get yo-self some!!!

  23. SB Says:

    Colleen Wolfe All day and Three times on sundays

  24. SB Says:

    Wow it is Weird that comment went into m o d er ation

  25. BigHog Says:

    We want Jamis…we want Jamis…we want Jamis…do you miss me now…say it loud we want Jamis HENNY AND HOG..get yo-self some!!!Team looking like NE 12 is like a dark cloud over in my 300 voice ” EVERYTHING ” BRADY looks like he done, overmatched, lost a step, doesn’t seem to be able to focus! (Pick-One) … ok ok ok, that was just the first half …Where is the GOAT!!