Could Chris Godwin Blow Up (Again) Today?

November 28th, 2021

Bucs WR Chris Godwin

Joe is a big fan of Chris Godwin and it sure looks like he is on his way to his second career 1,000-yard receiving season.

Godwin, in the final year of his contract (he was franchised) currently has 782 yards receiving and there are seven games left in the regular season. Barring injuries, Joe doesn’t see how Godwin wouldn’t crack the 1,000-yard plateau. He hasn’t had a dominant game in a couple of weeks so he’s about due to explode.

His last 100+ yards receiving game was on Halloween, when the Bucs lost to that stiff Trevor Siemian and the slimy Saints.

(Joe did love how on Monday night, Godwin’s jersey was filthy. You know when a receiver’s jersey is green from grass stains he’s been laying out for passes, busting his tail for extra yards after the catch and throwing his body around blocking.)

The Colts have an up-and-down pass defense. They’ve done well of late but three weeks ago, Jet quarterback Josh Johnson (yeah, remember him?) came off the bench and lit up the Colts for 318 yards and three touchdowns. It was the second time this season the Colts have coughed up over 350 yards in passing (the other quarterback was Lamar Jackson).

If Bucs quarterback Tom Brady is going to have an excellent afternoon today, Joe assumes a big reason for that will be Godwin. In each of his last four games, Godwin had at least six catches.

Godwin has yet to have double-digit catches in a game this year. But when he has had eight or nine, he’s also had over 100-yards receiving and a touchdown in each game.

So Joe has a hunch if Godwin has 100 yards receiving today, the Bucs offense will be humming.

(Graphic courtesy of Buccaneers media relations staff.)

10 Responses to “Could Chris Godwin Blow Up (Again) Today?”

  1. Roy T. Buford Says:

    It would be nice to see the Bucs string together some complete games in all phases for the next month. IND will be no walk in the park, and there is of course, BUF coming. As for the two division games with ATL and NO, both of those teams are on their heals but the division games are usually tough. No gimmees…so start by beating IND today. I think the Colts may be a bit inflated of late, though they have played well.

  2. stpetebucsfan Says:

    It’s clear that Brady was well aware of the Bucs targets but look at that list and realize that by the end of this season this team might have the TOP THREE all time Buc TD receiving targets. Top 3 ALL TIME!!!

    But that was obvious. Not perhaps as obvious except to astute observers like Joe the Bucs also had an incredible OL to offer protection and time to hit those targets. Clearly Brady does his homework and so the stellar offensive line play was not a surprise to him.

    I sometimes wonder which Brady values most…his great targets or his great protection? Having the combo we do is a true luxury.

  3. Listnfrmafar Says:

    He was injured last week, Brady didn’t want to lose him by using him too much. He scares me a bit, he needs to know when to say when and go down, Evan’s dies this to, if they can’t break for at least 5 more yards then go down. Obviously unless they are fighting for a 1st down or TD.

  4. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I have watched Chris since college at Penn State, where he destroyed my Michigan Wolverines!
    I try to enjoy him, while he is here, because he will most certainly be gone next year.

  5. Cobraboy Says:

    @Chris: I’d be surprised if the Bucs let Godwin go. Another franchise tag?

  6. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Cobraboy Says:
    “@Chris: I’d be surprised if the Bucs let Godwin go. Another franchise tag?”
    A second franchise tag comes with a obligatory increase in salary. The team would be better off to sign him long-term at that point, I believe. This is assuming that Chris isn’t determined to try the open market.

  7. #1bucsfan Says:

    I don’t see Godwin as a go get the money kind of guy. I wouldn’t blame him for wanting to cash in big some where else he deserves it but I think he wants to stay

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Brady staying dictates who will the money. Who will stay to play with Trask except Oneilbucyall?

  9. Patrianakos Says:

    @Cobraboy: A second tag requires a 40% raise, IIRC, and I think CG14 is fairly valued right now. I hope we can keep him long-term, but if we don’t pay him, someone else sure will.

  10. SOEbuc Says:

    You might not see him get getting big yards, but he does make big plays. Fournette now is just one more receiving threat to spread the ball around.