Custom Splint In Development For Chris Godwin

November 4th, 2020

Bruce Arians offers a new update

Joe’s got a fresh update on Chris Godwin.

The Bucs’ Pro Bowl wide receiver is battling to play in the biggest Buccaneers game of the season after having finger surgery less than 10 days ago.

Yesterday, Bucco Bruce Arians told local media that Godwin won’t take a pass until Friday, which will be a test for his healing finger. Godwin participated in the Bucs’ Wednesday walk-through.

But later, Arians offered more detail on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“[Godwin’s] starting to be able to bend his finger a little bit, so they’re working on some kind of splints,” Arians said.

“Knowing how tough the kid is and how he wants to play, I wouldn’t put it past him.”

Joe is intrigued and excited. Joe finds it hard to believe the Bucs would be working on a custom splint for Godwin if he didn’t have a realistic shot at playing.

And Joe’s not surprised Godwin is jacked up to play. It’s a massive game, Antonio Brown is here for his job, and Godwin will be a free agent. If Godwin does play, Joe sure hopes the Bucs don’t ask him to block at the point of attack like they often do.

20 Responses to “Custom Splint In Development For Chris Godwin”

  1. gp Says:

    I’m not surprised
    He’s a gamer

  2. PSL Bob Says:

    I can’t imagine catching a rocket from Brady with a broken finger! The dude’s a warrior!

  3. Architek Says:

    I want a BIG WIN in the Primetime slot!!!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I wonder why he didn’t pull a Ronnie Lott!!

  5. Cannon Says:

    I wonder which finger needed surgery?

  6. SOEbuc Says:

    Index. If it was anyone else other than the Saints I would probably be closer to sitting him but him and Brady have been on fire when Godwin can get on the field.

  7. Clean House Says:

    Maybe This genius of a coach should make the kid sit. He’s so old school that he would jeopardize his whole future- he just said he only now can move it a little bit, what a joke

    It’s a hand
    He’s a receiver

    Use your new “insurance policy”. We ought to have enough receivers without having Godwin ruin his hand.

    Didn’t care much when JW has a broken everything

  8. Hodad Says:

    Antonio Brown is here for his job. Really Joe? You saying there’s a chance the Bucs would rather resign A.B. after this year then extent Godwin?

  9. The Coroner Says:

    The only thing holding the fractured finger together at the point is surgical steel.

  10. Youngbucs Says:

    Clean House just stop it’s beyond boring dude.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Comprise maybe? Use him as wr5. Only play him if necessary.

  12. Jason Says:

    Activate him, but only play him if necessary. Basically make him wr5 for this game.

  13. Bird Says:

    The offense is not the same without godwin

    When godwin out –

    Mike gets doubled every play

    Scooter is not #2 yet so not as effective taking godwin spot
    Scooter is perfect wr3

    But AB and godwin playing ? Go get your 🍿

  14. Leighroy Says:

    I’m quite fine losing the “Godwin playing this week battle” to win the “Godwin playing the rest of the year war.” I know it’s the saints, I know AB is here, don’t care.

    You only have an embarrassment of riches if you’re rich with talent and in the playoffs, not leveraging your assets in week 9.

  15. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Godwin’s motivation to play has NOTHING to do with AB. Godwin, like ME, see AB as an asset to open things up for them. It is the biggest game of the year for the Bucs. Give me a little Novocaine and put me in coach, then throw me the rock! Finger be damned – I want to beat the Aint’s @ss!!

  16. Rico 210 Says:

    I agree with most
    Put me in coach
    Go Bucs

  17. AJ Says:

    Hope he is on the field if anything to be a decoy. His route running will open things up for AB & ME.

  18. Craig Says:

    Godwin is a gamer, but this season is more about resume. He is due a contract and I’m not sure the Bucs are ready to negotiate it.

    Wish him well and would rather not see him play. Playing, especially against some of the nasty Saints DBs, is a recipe for a setback that would be longer than just sitting this week out.

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:

    If there’s no chance of harming it any further he will definitely play.

  20. Capt.Tim Says:

    Splint it, tape it together to an adjacent finger- good to go.
    This is a normal procedure for football players. Brady just has to be smart,
    And not throw him any rockets.
    Brady is that smart. And then some.
    Evans and Godwin together are almost unstoppable.
    The NFL knows how yo safeguard injured fingers.
    I bet there are quite a few Buc players, playing with fingers taped together right now.

    Godwin can play thru this. 100%? No. But well enough to keep Evans from being double teamed every play