“Grandpa” Godwin Can’t Trash Talk

May 22nd, 2022

Back in training camp of 2018, Ryan Fitzpatrick was named the opening day starting quarterback thanks to you-know-whos embarrassing three-game suspension.

It was then that Fitzpatrick paid receiver Chris Godwin the ultimate compliment.

“He was really a veteran presence as a young receiver, which has never happened in this league,” Fitzpatrick said of Godwin.

That comment really blew Joe’s mind. Fitzpatrick was entering his 14th season and was not a guy to sling a lot of BS.

Joe was reminded of this hearing backup QB Ryan Griffin’s chatter about Godwin in a promotional video for a recent Ryan Nece Foundation event.

“He came in and acted like a Grandpa,” Griffin said of Godwin’s rookie demeanor. “We’re used to rookies coming in and being a little immature. But Chris from Day 1 has been super mature and I think that’s why guys want to follow Chris. Because he always does stuff right; he’s always cared more about the team than he cares about himself.”

Godwin’s wife Mariah spoke about his unselfishness and explained that it’s just ingrained in Godwin.

She said Godwin experimented with trash talking in a game last season and came away stunned by how difficult it was. Godwin said it was exhausting, she said, and he came home blown away that any player would have the energy for talking trash.

Griffin went on to describe Godwin as an ultimate leader of young players, always making sure they’re not struggling mentally and offering his support.

19 Responses to ““Grandpa” Godwin Can’t Trash Talk”

  1. Orlando Kevin Says:

    I like Godwin. Hope he’s a Buc for life.

  2. Jason Says:

    Chris Godwin, the AntiDiva!

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    He talks with his hands….that’s good enough for me.

  4. Hodad Says:

    Get right, get back soon.

  5. Nick2 Says:

    How we ended up with two number one receivers who are unselfish and team first blows mind but it’s no mistake! Our GM puts character and maturity as a premium when drafting. Team first players are easy to find on the O line but number one wide receivers are rare. From what I can see Rachaad White is cut in the same mold. He once in college gave up playing time for a fellow teammate needing it and it became quite the story. Jason has been a huge part of turning the Bucs into a playoff team and I’m one fan who is sincerely grateful. GO BUCS!!!!!!

  6. GOB Says:

    Godwin is the perfect reciever for Brady. No nonsense and all business. His injury was basically the end for the bucs title hopes. Best case scenario is not having to depend on him until very late in the season.

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    If Godwin was a suit, he’d be a no-nonsense top-shelf custom Saville Row executive three-piecer…

  8. Wade Landry Says:

    Mr. Godwin has been first class from the get go. Look forward to seeing him play some ball again. God speed and best wishes.

  9. sasquatch Says:

    Trash talk is for d0uchebags. Thanks for keeping it classy, CG14!

  10. Pickgrin Says:

    Its way too early in his career to be saying this – but I will say it anyway….

    Chris Godwin is on a HOF track and just might be joining ME13 in Canton one day.

  11. godlovesbucs Says:

    Him and Mike are perfect for each other. Both selfless team first players. It’s rare to have 1 receiver like that, let alone 2

  12. Biff Barker Says:

    He’s the kind of player you want to see get paid. That said, I wish him a full recovery and not rush him back in the lineup.
    I worry he won’t be the same player.

  13. GOB Says:

    Biff, I have the same concerns. No need to rush the recovery. I couldn’t flex my mini quad until about five months post surgery. He’ll need to adjust to that clunky brace too. Hopefully Gage can help fill the void. I absolutely love the player, and would hate to see a setback. Realistically, it’ll be mini camp next year before we see the old Godwin.

  14. Beeej Says:

    He was well-raised, just like Tiki and Ronde—they both went to the same high school in Roanoke VA where my kid went

  15. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    It also helped having the greatest WR in Bucs history Mike Evans as a teammate as he himself is not a “DIVA” and has always been supportive of Godwin. They remind me of Jimmy Smith and Keenan Mcardell in terms of how they feed off each other. And Evans had the late great Vincent Jackson to learn from as a rookie. Godwin is a great player and a great man and I’m glad he’s a Buc !!

  16. teacherman777 Says:

    He’s a Pisces.

    We are famous for this.

    They call us the “old souls” of the Zodiac.

    We are givers.

  17. PSL Bob Says:

    Godwin is the ultimate team player! Couldn’t be prouder to wear his jersey on Sundays!

  18. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Godwin and Evans, both are great team players. Unselfish, works hard, and reliable. Stay healthy and GO BUCS!!

  19. Guinness8 Says:

    I wonder which game it was.
    I wonder if he was trying to trash talk in the Saint’s game