Todd Bowles: If Players Can Play They Will Play

September 28th, 2022

Chris Godwin and Julio Jones updates.

As Bucs coach Todd Bowles spoke late this morning, the NFL had yet to decide where to play the Sunday night Bucs-Chiefs game.

Bowles noted the game was still on for Sunday night. However, the league office has yet to sign off on holding the game in Tampa.

Even though Tampa dodged a direct hit from Hurricane Beckles, that doesn’t mean the area will be dry. Forecasts are for plenty of rain the next day or so.

Chris Godwin and Julio Jones, who are recovering from a hamstring and knee injury, respectively, may practice today (Donovan Smith might not), Bowles said. So if the turf at The Licht House is soaked, that might keep Godwin and Jones out Sunday night, yes?

No, Bowles said.

In so many words, Bowles said if both players are cleared by the Bucs’ medical staff and they feel well enough to play, they will play. Field conditions will not determine their status.

Joe isn’t all that comfortable hearing that, but damn the Bucs need a win Sunday.

9 Responses to “Todd Bowles: If Players Can Play They Will Play”

  1. zzbucs Says:

    We need all of them…..But missing Donnie is tough!! It changes the game plan completely. TE can only block!!

  2. Redeemer Says:

    Please don’t play Godwin. Hamstrings have a tendency to linger if not fully healed. It was a stupid decision to play him that early. Anything to the contrary is poppycock. The medical staff knows the sooner a player returns from ACL, quads and hamstring injuries often happen.

  3. AbucAway Says:

    Put on some 4 inch cleats and get in there. If you need help keeping your balance, just get with some of those on onlyfans. Thell teach you. Haha

    Jokes aside, they are needed. I’d love to see this team 3-1 and it’s these guys that’ll help us get there.

  4. ocala Says:

    It is not supposed to rain Saturday or Sunday in Tampa. The fields should be alright.

  5. Mike Johnson Says:

    In order for us to beat KC, we will need Out top flight receivers back. Play with what we had against GB, and we lose easily. Defense will have to bring it hard against Mahomes. If you look at their history, every time after a loss they come back very strong. Our O line needs to get much better also. This is winnable game If we are healthy

  6. Daryl Green Says:

    Do not want to see “The God” until Carolina.

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe … ‘So if the turf at The Licht House is soaked, that might keep Godwin and Jones out Sunday night, yes?’

    RayJay has an incredible drainage system underneath it. I’m sure many JBFers have been at games there, like I have, when a gully-whomper hit and totally soaked the stadium, yet the game went on soon as the lightning disappeared. It drains that fast.

    That having been said, any guys with hamstring problems probably shouldn’t be out there Sunday, regardless of whether the field is wet or dry. Hamstrings take time to heal properly, and rushing guys back in prematurely jeopardizes future games.

  8. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Why the change in philosophy? Could it be because sitting Julio cost you a win? JETS Reject!!!

  9. LakelandSteve Says:

    If the game is in Tampa and the field is soggy we don’t need to be playing Godwin. The Bucs possibilities of winning a Super Bowl ride with a healthy Evans and Godwin. We don’t need to lose this game but we definitely don’t need to lose Godwin indefinitely if he hurts that hamstring more. In this instance I would rather lose the battle and win the war than the reverse.