No Alarm Bells For Godwin

December 9th, 2020

No catching (for a while).

Interesting past 24 hours or so for Bucs star receiver Chris Godwin.

A day after his coach, Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians, raved about his toughness, Godwin was not initially seen at practice during the open window for media viewing.

That’s because Arians held him out of an important element of practice for a receiver: catching the ball.

Godwin this week had pins pulled out of the finger he broke in October. The pins were used to help set the finger back in place.

Arians wasn’t and isn’t going to risk Godwin screwing up that finger, as Godwin will be needed for a huge game Sunday against the Vikings.

“There was no way with that finger – having the pins taken out – that I was going to let the ball touch him,” Arians said. “He went through walkthrough and caught one upside down [and] backwards [pass], but he’s not going to catch any balls until Friday.”


At this point in the season, a veteran stud like Godwin doesn’t have to prove to anyone he can catch. His hands are among the best in the NFL.

Those hands will be needed Sunday, not to get them screwed up in an early-December, midweek practice.

Smart move by Arians.

10 Responses to “No Alarm Bells For Godwin”

  1. Jmarkbuc Says:


    BA is a genius…

    Slow news day?

  2. Mitch Says:

    It’s definitely a smart move, but I am more concerned Mike Evans has a new hamstring injury coming off a bye week.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I saw her today, I saw her face, it was a face I loved, and I knew
    I had to run away, and get down on my knees and pray that they’d go away
    But still they’d begin (uh), needles and pins (uh)
    Because of all my pride, the tears I gotta hide

  4. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Nice Cher reference TBBF.

  5. Half-Caucked Jeudy Says:

    Jmarkbuc, why don’t you suggest some topics wise guy? Obviously you know better than the guys that came up with the a website you comment (idiotically) on.

  6. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    @Half-Caucked Jeudy
    Nice call out. Some dudes don’t get this is Why they come here.

  7. Cajun 69 Says:

    That’s the dumbest crap I ever heard and I heard a lot of CRAP

  8. Cajun 69 Says:

    Not the place this is a place for football conversation isn’t it?

  9. Ben green Says:

    Finally someone has come up with a reason not to fire arians.

  10. Tim Clark Says:

    How in the hell do you pull a hamstring in a 2 week break your should be resting in what’s up with our trainers this is nothing but a chronic problem for a lot of our players.