Receiver Trio Marching Toward Historic Season

October 11th, 2021

There’s a page on the Pro Football Hall of Fame website devoted to five very special NFL offenses.

What they all have in common is three pass catchers with more than 1,000 yards in the same regular season.

It’s a rare feat.

The 2008 Cardinals, the 2004 Colts and the 1989 Redskins each had three wide receivers hit the mark.

For the 1980 Chargers and the 1995 Falcons, those clubs had non-receivers among their big three: tight end Kellen Winslow for the Chargers and versatile and electric Eric Metcalf of the Falcons.

Through five games this season, the Bucs are well on their way to having three 1,000-yard receivers.

After Sunday’s pounding of the Dolphins, Chris Godwin is on pace for 1,244 yards. Mike Evans is in line for 1,336. And Antonio Brown, despite missing a game with COVID, is on track for 1,105 yards this season.

Yeah, it’s a 17-game campaign in 2021, but all three Bucs studs are exceeding a 1,000-yard pace if it were a 16-game schedule.

Joe rambled on the Ira Kaufman Podcast all offseason about how this Bucs offense could be the best in NFL history. The potential was there, and now five games of production is in the books to back it up. Some guy named Tommy is even marching toward 6,000+ yards passing and 51 touchdowns.

Back in 2014, Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson each eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark despite Josh McCown and Mike Glennon throwing them the ball and no running game. So Joe is feeling awfully good about the prospect of Evans, Godwin and Brown making history.

15 Responses to “Receiver Trio Marching Toward Historic Season”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    TB12 hitting #13 in stride for the TD where he used his body to shield the defender was a good sign of things to come

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    Lets get Gronk back and get him 1000 yards as well, maybe with 20 TDs. (not kidding)

  3. 2021 Year of the GOAT Says:

    What a great time to be a Bucs fan …. they should have QB seminars weekly to train and groom the next generation and learn as much as you can from TB12

  4. Bucsfanman Says:

    Nasty! Just nasty! That was a clinic.
    And what a feat that would be! 3 WRs over 1,000 yards?!

  5. adam from ny Says:

    we really should get the 3 to get 1,000…

    but lets get gronkie on board for so 4 gangly dudes get 1k each 🙂

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    Let’s get another Lombardi Trophy and let the cards fall where they may.

  7. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Oneilbucyall, if Jamais was QB every DB in the NFC South would have 50 catches and 1000 yds receiving.

  8. AMI_Chris Says:

    Just keep Brady healthy.

  9. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Keep tahmmy healthy and get a defense that is not also setting historically bad nfl records

  10. LakelandSteve Says:

    Those records are great but let’s just win another Super Bowl and worry about those records later

  11. orlbucfan Says:

    This offense is the best one in Bucs history. NFL history? Whew, time will tell.

  12. Thomas J Morgan Jr. Says:

    Where tom goes i go now a tampbay man.

  13. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    Lakeland Steve – AGREED ONCE AGAIN !! I say that should be the ONLY THING the Bucs should worry about.. And again , I still say we should do WHATEVER IT TAKES,trade our 1st , 2nd , or any pick for another CORNER from a team not going to make the playoffs !!! We just finished the Dolphins off , give them our 2nd round pick and RoJo or OJ for one of their corners , preferably X. Howard.
    Or the Giants have a few good ones. The goal going into the season was to bring back ALL 22 STARTERS AND GET GO FOR 2 !! LET’S NOT LOSE SIGHT OF THAT OR THE FACT THAT BRADY COULD HANG IT UP AFTER THIS YEAR .. DO WHATEVER IT TAKES !! GO BUCS

  14. Ddogg Says:

    Getting the or more receivers 1,000+ yard season along with Lenny on page for 1000 ground yards is a good way of getting back to the dance. And no need to panic on the defense, last year and the three seasons before this, the D got off to a slow start and gained strength threw season. This year we’ve been hit with a rash of injuries early in the season as we weather the storm and those players come back the team will be better from it

  15. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    Ddogg- I agree with everything you said , but the injured players , Carlton Davis , S.M.B. , might be out for a long time. We can’t let crappy QBs to keep looking like TB12 against us !! And it can’t hurt to have too much talent when they are healthy again. It’s obvious we don’t need RoJo anymore , and a lot of teams are looking for a good T.E. right now too , so OJ can be part of a deal