Chris Godwin Stoked Bucs Signed Russell Gage

March 22nd, 2022

Praises move.

Last year the Bucs just ran out of bodies at receiver.

Down the stretch the Bucs lost Cyril Grayson and Breshad Perriman. In the playoff loss to the Rams, Tyler Johnson was knocked out of the game. Of course, the Bucs lost Chris Godwin in December to season-ending knee injury and then quitter and furniture-winging, bicycle-throwing, tantrum-having, topless-jumping-jacks-exercising Antonio Brown bailed.

So to bolster a unit that faded late and cover for Godwin potentially being unavailable to start the season, the Bucs signed rising free agent Russell Gage.

When Godwin heard the news, he knew Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht hit the jackpot.

“As soon as we signed him, I told [Godwin’s wife] Mariah, ‘That’s a great signing. That’s a great pick-up,’” Godwin explained yesterday. “I feel like the last couple of years anytime we play [Atlanta], me and Mike will be on the sidelines talking, ‘Yo, I feel like Russell Gage is nice. I feel like he’s not getting the love that he should.’

“He runs good routes, he’s a tough player. You know he’s going to give you effort. So, I’m thrilled to have him aboard. I think he’s going to be a huge addition for us, I think people kind of sleep on him. But, I think he’ll fit right in with the group.”

Was there a hidden message in Godwin’s words about “effort?” No, Joe is convinced Godwin wasn’t referring to Brown. A lot can be said about Brown, but calling him lazy wouldn’t be accurate. He busted his tail.

Provided Godwin returns 100 percent, Joe has a hunch the signing of Gage will be seen as one of Licht’s savviest moves.

7 Responses to “Chris Godwin Stoked Bucs Signed Russell Gage”

  1. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Russell Gage is not as good as Brown but close to it. Don’t need another pro bowler as a 3rd WR….just a good one. Gage is definitely is good enough to be a second WR on most NFL teams, so we are blessed to have him.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    There is no question we have the best WR trio in the league…….add Gronk to this mix and we will not be stopped.

  3. DG060 Says:

    I still feel like A.B. destroyed any chance of a repeat last year because he just couldn’t help himself to revert back to his old ways destructive ways.
    And he’s been lying ever since trying to justify his QUITTING in mid game.
    I was such a big supporter of his and he made all of us supporters look like idiots.
    I hope he’s played his last down in the league. F him.

  4. SlyPirate Says:

    Godwin was NOT talking about AB. He was talking about …

    Tyler Johnson. The rookie won the Super Bowl, took the offseason off, and showed up to camp out of shape.

    AB, for all his foibles, is the hardest working guy on any team. His work ethic is legendary. Joe has written a few articles about the intensity he brings to practices.

  5. lambchop Says:

    Russell Gage will fit right into the WR room as a humble guy. I’ll take that any day over that loser ticking timebomb who ran himself out of the league.

    Who has signed AB? Nobody. If he wasn’t a self-imploding buffoon, he would have been signed by now. The only way he gets picked up is if there’s an injury during the season or he plays for a prove it deal. But, even then, it won’t be for a playoff team that can’t risk the distraction.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Until Godwin is good to go all game at 100%, Russell Gage is the insurance that Brady won’t be holding the ball in the pocket a nanosecond more than is comfortable. And once Chris Godwin is back at 100%, the Bucs will have the greatest receiving corps in the League considering they’ll have the GOAT playing the best football of his storied career.

    The only ingredient which would make them the clear favorite to win another SB is the noticeable lack of play-calling imagination. For all the false adulations (MVP?) bestowed upon One-Trick-Pony-In-Receivers, always a bridesmaid, attention-seeking, salary cap selfish and greatest QB choke artist in NFL history Aaron Rodgers, credit must be given to the imaginative play-calling of Matt LaFleur (except for that one FG call against the Bucs). Over the last two seasons, Green Bay seemed to always be able to pull out the unexpected big play, usually with Davante Adams as diversion. The chock full of talent Bucs should be able to do the same.

    On that last point, Bucs fans should watch that beautifully thrown 39-yard TD pass Russell Gage threw to Falcon teammate Calvin Ridley against the Chargers in 2020. I’m sure that Tom Brady would love to atone for his nightmarish drop against the Eagles in SB 52. Ouch!

  7. SB Says:

    You fools need to quit justifying AB’s IDIOCY!
    Just let it go. Dude will be broke and robbing people in 10 years.