Todd Bowles On Chris Godwin: “We Don’t Put A Timetable On It”

May 17th, 2022


Yes, somewhere in the bowels of One Buc Palace there’s a detailed timetable/framework for the return of Chris Godwin to active duty.

Whatever it looks like, head coach Todd Bowles isn’t sharing it.

Asked about Godwin’s potential return today, Bowles was not going there.

Bowles dropped a handful of clichés about working hard and making progress, but wouldn’t give anything more.

“He’ll reach a milestone when he gets back on the field,” Bowles said.

Godwin had knee surgery (ACL) after a nasty hit against the Saints in December.

“When he’s ready to go, he’s ready to go. We don’t put a timetable on it,” Bowles said.

If Godwin roughly follows the Cooper Kupp timeline of coming back from an ACL, then Joe would expect to see Godwin on the field in October. But Bowles is right. Nothing really matters until Godwin is cleared to practice.

22 Responses to “Todd Bowles On Chris Godwin: “We Don’t Put A Timetable On It””

  1. PassingThru Says:

    You really can’t compare Godwin’s recovery and rehab to Kupp or anyone else. Sometimes ACL injuries take out players for almost a year, which means don’t really expect Godwin back until late in the season (the injury was in mid-December). That in turn means that Godwin may not hit stride until the playoffs. It isn’t just the injury and rust, it’s the confidence he’ll place in that knee.

  2. 04Bucsfan Says:

    I agree, confidence will play a huge factor and while I expect Godwin to be mentally ready, you never know what a injury like that will entail.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Every player heals & reacts differently……..I’m hoping for October…..

  4. GOB Says:

    I agree passing. Becoming accustomed to that clanky brace is difficult too. Many players never get rid of it after an ACL. The structural soundness of the repair is always in the back of your mind.

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Until then…. next man up!

  6. SB~LV Says:

    Not a good sign

  7. jadtb98 Says:

    I definitely believe that we should get another option out there. Maybe if we sign Julio Jones he would get hurt around the time Godwin comes back. I do feel Gage and Perriman will do well but I don’t expect Tyler Johnson or Scotty Miller to do much. For Toms last NFL Tour he needs at least 1 more WR that’s not a scrub.

    Seeing the Saints stock up recently has to make you wonder if Licht has something going on under before season starts. I mean a 3rd for JPP and a 5th for Shaq Mason…I know he can win some more trades.


  8. zzbucs Says:

    Some days ago Booger on one of this shows said very clearly do not expect CG14 till december…. Something that´s still bouncing in my brain….

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    “nasty hit against the Saints”

    Thats a hell of an understatement.

    Saints took out Lenny and Godwin with hits that looked like the intention was to injure….

    The Safety then tried to take out Gronks knee with a direct helmet hit – but Gronk was aware and athletic enough to barely avoid that likely career ending attempt……

    Bucs offense this year needs to understand and embrace that they are walking into a war zone type environment when playing the Saints. We need to exceed their level of “physicality” on both sides of the ball. Punch a bully in the mouth so to speak….

  10. GOB Says:

    Pickgrin, I can’t speak to the Godwin or LF hits. I can say that players have been going after gronks thighs/knees forever. Hitting him low is sometimes the only way to take him down. The hit TJ Ward delivered, in 2013 I believe, wasn’t illegal.

  11. SPARKY Says:

    The hits Pickgrin is talking about and a couple other ones is why Brady went over and yelled at the Saints coaches.

  12. jadtb98 Says:

    I agree 100% with pickgrin! The Bucs just don’t seem to want to fight like the Saints do and its crazy to me because the Saints have been the big bad bully for over a decade and we still can play physical ball with them……Those hits on LF and CG were 100% intent to injure. Felt it was revenge for Jamies and destroying any playoff hope they have. I hope we enter week 2 and demolish them physically and morally. But guarantee they will head hunt in our second match up later in the season to hurt our playoff push. That’s what they did last year and you could say if we had CG then Rams game could be different. I mean he wouldn’t of recovered Akers fumbles or lock down Cooper Kupp but who knows what it would been like to have CG out there.

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    Go sign AB.

  14. Mark A Swygert Says:

    What makes you think AB would sign with us even if we made a fair offer? I think his hatred is real.

  15. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    AB would do anything for a dollar. Don’t want him.
    Under Sean Payton the aints we’re always very dirty.
    The hit on Jaymiss was a jersey grab, not a horse collar, but it illustrated our sloppy, sloppy tackling. That was just a desperation grab by the keystone cops of tackling.
    Hopefully their new coach isn’t such a dirt bag.

  16. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Deliberate maiming has no place in the NFL.

  17. SPARKY Says:

    Wasn’t their new coach the head coach that game. Peyton had covid or something.

  18. SlyPirate Says:

    Last time Joe checked in, Godwin was at 45%. That was March 01, almost exactly 2 months to the day after his surgery. If 8 weeks equals 45%, then 99% should occur in 18 weeks or May 2nd. He’s behind. Pull the fire alarm.

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Sign AB. Bwahaahaaaa!!!!

    The Saints once rumored to be interested have obviously taken a pass.

    A team has to be desperate to sign a PROVEN locker room cancer. How many teams has he wrecked with his mental illness the past few years.

    Although I neither give AB credit for our SB win or loss…the biggest loss going into the LA game was Wirf’s not AB. If Brady doesn’t have time to throw it whomever is playing receiver is a moot point.

  20. Bucsfan13 Says:

    We need to get tougher. The Saints don’t respect us. They think we’re soft, and who could blame them? We come out passing every game. We make no attempt to run the ball. We get absolutely manhandled up front. I love Cappa, but the Saints have owned him. We keep doing the same, predictable stuff on offense and expect a different results. On the defensive said, Shaq Barrett has been on the milk carton. He totally disappears against the Rams and Saints. We need to limit penalties and turnovers. You can’t make mistakes against that team. We should’ve beat them in the first game last year. We had some dumb penalties. And could Vita Vea please play more than 40% of the snaps?Why are we paying a guy who’s out of shape and refuses to condition himself? We’re paying him 17 million a year! Not a good bargain for the Glazers!

  21. Negative nate Says:

    Adrian Peterson anyone. Ultimate optimist. See you at home opener CG!!

  22. Dean Giusti Says:

    There’s no reason Godwin shouldn’t be ready to go by September. I’ve had the surgery and it’s alot less intrusive than it used to be.