Gametime Decision For Chris Godwin

September 8th, 2022

Plans for Sunday?

Chris Godwin didn’t practice today. This sent shivers up the spines of those wondering if he nicked up his rehabbing knee.

That’s not the case and playing Sunday night at Dallas is not off the table.

Yes, Godwin could play, documents Scott Smith of

Joe has to admit this could be a form of gamesmanship. Keep the Cowboys thinking Godwin could play. Joe has heard enough from Godwin and Bucs coach Todd Bowles saying Godwin won’t play until he’s perfectly ready. Just based on that, Joe would be surprised if Godwin plays Sunday.

As for why Godwin didn’t practice today, he said he fully practiced yesterday (for the first time since his knee injury).

19 Responses to “Gametime Decision For Chris Godwin”

  1. Maniac Buc Says:

    I haven’t been as excited to watch a player play for the Bucs as I am Darden this year since maybe Warrick Dunn(reason I’m a Bucs fan) rookie season. So no Godwin means more Darden. There’s the silver lining.

  2. D-Rok Says:

    So CG logged his first full practice without brace. Excellent progress. That puts him about, what, 2-3 more full weeks of practice before a game? Just speculating here. If he’s fully ready to go, yes, let him play against the Boys. Just don’t rush him back, please! Like CG admits – the team needs him healthy for the playoff push, not so much week 1.

    GO BUCS!!!

  3. Duane Says:

    We got Julio and Gage ready to fill in. Making the cowboys prepare for CG is good gamesmanship.

  4. LouisFriend Says:

    Why would the Bucs put him out there? There’s no good reason to do so since he’s not 100% and it’s showing in his practice and medical approach. If he’s fully back to his old self in October I think the Bucs and fans should be thrilled.

  5. GABucsBall Says:

    Don’t play him until after the Saints game or they’ll target the knee again.

  6. Hodad Says:

    I think the chances of him playing Sunday are next to zero. Godwin be playin with Mike Smith.

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    As we found out with Jensen….you can just as well get hurt in practice……I think Godwin is physically ready to play but perhaps not mentally…..but then again, I’m not Chris Godwin….and I’m not his doctor…..

    Frankly, I don’t care whether he plays or not….if we can’t win with Evans, Gage & Jones….we can’t win.

  8. geno711 Says:

    I am not a doctor but have played one on Joebucsfan comments more than anywhere else in my life!

    Saying he will not play this Sunday. Which is a change from my hoping that he would play and catch 2 TD passes this game!

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  10. Biff Barker Says:

    Very light duty. Give Chris a few plays to wet his beak.

    No doubt a healthy Godwin would help win this, or any, game.

    We’ve got plenty of other guys to spread the load. Perspective helps. We’ve never had this much talent before.

  11. Goatfarmer Says:

    Maniac, I hope Darden scores and breaks out. I really do.

    Brady has to throw to him first.

  12. Mike Says:

    It’s a long season and the Bucs have options at WR, so Chris can practice and stay out of the games until he’s able to practice a few weeks fully with no ill effects or concerns. I would say week 3 or week 4 should be the target for his return.

  13. MadMax Says:

    Go easy. If he does play, do it at the end of the game just to run some routes w/o being targeted…well, unless he’s wide open and a clean field in front of him, lol


  14. CrackWise Says:

    Yeah, the more I think about it.

    I don’t want what happened to Wander Franco to happen to Chris.

    That said, there is no Triple A team to send him to. Let’s get him on the field when his mental game is up to speed.

    That may take a few weeks of practice and not needing the day after off to rest.

  15. Oxycondoms Says:

    With his type of injury its not a game time decision. Either you know or you dont. You have to feel confident obviously thats not the case

  16. T REX Says:

    Why rush him back


  17. William Walls Says:

    It only makes sense to have him go full speed at Wednesday practice, give him a complete day off on Thursday, andcassess his knee afterward to get a sense of where his body is in its recovery window. This was all very likely part of his rehab process. The fact that it creates questions in the minds of opposing DCs is a nice bit of cake icing. 😏

  18. Winny Testaverde Says:

    @ Manic Buc Fan…

    And I haven’t been less enthused to see Darden play the returner/receiver role since the diminutive Dexter Jackson ( from App State ). Smallish…seemingly scared and probably peaked at 1-AA /sub division college football. I’d love to be wrong but my eyes tell me that I’m not.

  19. Brandon Says:

    Darden shouldn’t be here. Too small to not be amazingly fast. His speed is decent, but not for the tiny guy that he is. About the most impressive thing he’s done thus far in the NFL is getting selected in the 4th round in the NFL draft. Licht rarely misses… but this clearly looks like one.