28 Targets To Mike Evans And Chris Godwin

October 23rd, 2022

So the Bucs pounded the ball into stud receivers Chris Godwin and Mike Evans today and still couldn’t score a touchdown.

As Joe has written through the years, nobody writes a soap-opera script quite like our beloved Buccaneers.

Last week, Evans had five targets, with one wiped out of the official record by a defensive holding call. It was an inexcusable total against a garbage Steelers secondary. So of course, the Bucs were going to come back today and pump the ball into Evans.

Evans had 15 targets against the Panthers today and caught nine balls for 96 yards, and he dropped what would have been roughly a 65-yard touchdown catch on the opening series. Godwin got 13 targets but caught only 7 balls for 43 yards.

That was the most targets in the regular season for Evans since 2019 (he had 16 in the playoffs loss to the Rams last season). It also was Godwin’s busiest day of the season.

So the Bucs kept their big guns busy and still were impotent. That sure makes finding a fix a lot more complicated for Todd Bowles and Byron Leftwich.

40 Responses to “28 Targets To Mike Evans And Chris Godwin”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    A Fish stinks from the Head Down.
    Plain and simple, our team is not playing well for these coaches.

  2. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Yup, time to cut bait.

  3. Austin Christopher Lewis Says:

    Russell Gage has been an incredible let down so far… I had immense hype for him

  4. Bucsfan13 Says:

    We need Julio. Get the damn TE from Miami. Tom please beg Gronk to come back

  5. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Something is wrong with godwin. They have garbage after godwin and evans. A lot of bodies taking up space on this roster.

  6. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m telling you, I always bash Leftwich, but he did TRY new stuff today. The issue is he has ZERO feel for the game. He doesn’t seem to know when to run what. Just running 20 WR screens isn’t how you fix the passing game.

  7. NashvilleBuc Says:

    Brady’s throws are no longer accurate. He shares the blame.

  8. Patrick in VA Says:

    You can call it targets if you want, but if it goes to their feet every time then it doesn’t do us much good

  9. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Look on the bright side, guys. Sundays just became open again.

  10. Coburn Says:

    We gotta have some kinds league lead for fewest points per yards or offense. We move it well at times but so damn sloppy and don’t seem to agree. Always come up short

  11. Adrnagy Says:

    A lot of blame. But I still have hope.

  12. HC Grover Says:

    Fire the whole batch of bums today. That gives the new team a month to fix this mess. We will lose the next 4 games anyway with this staff.

  13. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Might as well start Trask. Brady got old all of a sudden.

  14. Redeemer Says:

    If Evans catches that ball, who knows. Francisco is correct, Godwin isn’t right. The decision to play him week one looks worse and worse. He should’ve started on IR, like most recievers coming off a late season ACL. They look like they don’t believe in the gameplan, or each other. The whole operation from Bowles down looks like a cobbled together mess. This team always had a three year window IMO. The Superbowl should’ve been last year. They got one anyway.

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    These morons talking about Trask are truly some of the stupidest people around here.

    I have no issues trading Brady at this point for something of value, then you Tank with Trask to try to get the #1 overall pick. But if you morons think Trask would fix the offense? LOL! Just proves that Florida fanbois are the dumbest fans in football.

  16. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Rod Munch BL sucks. Anyway the season’s gonna go down the tubes if they let Bowles and LW. I expect this team to get embarrassed on Thursday night. The crowd will be booing.

  17. Byedon Leftbitch Says:

    This dude has it right. Couldn’t agree more…..

    HC Grover Says:
    October 23rd, 2022 at 4:36 pm
    Fire the whole batch of bums today. That gives the new team a month to fix this mess. We will lose the next 4 games anyway with this staff.

  18. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Realistically we cannot expect Godwin to be 100% Godwin until late this season or next year.

    No AB
    no gronk
    No Marpet
    No Jensen
    No Kappa
    No JPP
    No Suh
    And no BA.

  19. alton d green Says:

    I literally laughed out loud. I was watching the 1 st. San Fran drive against KC. The 9ers were running over the chiefs. They get inside the red zone and i’ll be damned, they started passing for no apparent reason. you guessed it. Field goal. I’m thinking is that Bowles on the sideline hahahha. But then I realized they actually scored 3 pts

  20. alton d green Says:

    BTW folks did you think there was one person that didn’t know Lenny was going to get the ball on that 4th and 1???????????? come on, don’t be bashful. raise your hand

  21. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    Besides 4 players on D these 2 guys and a RB should be on the trading block !!! Please Tom retire !!! Lastly the Glazers are too scared to fire the coaching staff because just imagine the backlash they would receive. The Wokes who are in charge would be irate and just let the 4 wins play out !!! Anyone who thought this team was the best the ever had and believed it also think our country is doing great as well !! What Brady wants Brady gets and Bill knew it and said see ya Tommy .. look at what people who pay hard earned money on Sundays get to see .. So sad

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    Francisco Guzman Says:
    October 23rd, 2022 at 4:41 pm
    Rod Munch BL sucks. Anyway the season’s gonna go down the tubes if they let Bowles and LW. I expect this team to get embarrassed on Thursday night. The crowd will be booing.


    I’ve been the leading ‘fire Leftwich’ guy on this site since about game 4 of the 2019 season. He’s ultra predictable and has no feel for the game. I was just pointing out how bad he is – today, he look the criticism to heart, and actually tried to do better. That’s how clueless he is, he did change it up, he tried not to be ultra predictable, and he still called a terrible game. He doesn’t know when to call what, he just, again, has no feel for the game.

    But, if the Bucs want to mail it in for the year, trade Brady and play for the #1 overall pick, I’m OK with that. I said when Brady unretired, that this is a bonus year. I’m perfectly fine with the team saying, hey, we gave it shot, it’s not going to work out, everyone is for sale.

    Then it’s back into everyone nationally forgetting the Bucs exist for another 15-20 years.

  23. Mikey rage Says:

    Am I only one seeing this brady has damage in throwing hand and shoulder problem he’s too tough and ain’t a whiner to say but brady don’t throw wobbly low passes when he has time which he don’t like evans throw he’s laser.

  24. Deeez NATZ Says:

    BRADY GOT THE FAUCI OUCHIE,Brady is no longer human .He is now a reptillian blood with 5g frying his mind…Should trade Brady for a 5th round pick while we still can….Trump said take the great shot and Brady listened….I would not be surprised if Brady quits tomorrow, he seems like that type of person.

  25. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Rod Munch I think they can salvage the season with changes but this team has other issues as well. What happens to vea? Is this guy out of shape? The run defense is just atrocious.

  26. RuKa_44 Says:

    The offense was abysmal but let’s not let the D off the hook… 21 points against the Panthers?!? Being runned all over…. 1 sack all game, ONE!! 4th strong QB pushing the ball downfield to no name receivers??? Not 1 turnover or even being close to generate one… pathetic!!! And the D is direct responsibility of Bowles!!!

    And… what about those STs???? Unbelievable… total collapse at every level of the game

  27. G Money Says:

    I live in Texas, so it is pretty easy for me to roll up my Bucs flag and pack away the shirts, but I feel sorry for you Bucs fans that actually have season tickets for this crap show. It’s beyond embarrassing when you don’t have any heart

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    Francisco Guzman – I don’t discount the team turning it around. I mean think of how great the story would be, after this start, after all the national idiots who don’t watch the games start saying Brady is washed up, the season is over, how great of a story would it be for Brady to lead the team to a huge comeback now.

    The team has the offensive talent to do just that. The issue is terrible coaching, something Brady has never had to deal with before.

    As for out of shape Vita, I’ve always said, I think he’s overrated because he doesn’t play enough. He’s always off the field in big situations. But when he’s on the field, I generally think he’s good, generally. But you’re playing an undersized rookie on the line in place of Suh – that’s where a lot of problems are. Also you have Tryon in there instead of JPP, again, a downgrade in run defense. It’s not all on Vita, but if Vita could be out there more, if every other series I’m not seeing Nacho in there, I think the run defense improves dramatically. Obviously bringing back Suh would help, but that boat has sailed.

  29. sasquatch Says:

    Look at their YPC. They’re not pushing the ball downfield enough.

  30. Jack dos Santos Says:

    Those of you bitchen about brady’s accuracy into the ground have no clue what you are looking at.

    1. rewind the tape
    2. watch the recievers position as the ball is coming their way
    3. watch where the defenders are!!!

    Don’t bash Brady for playing with a bunch of losers that are no longer hungry bc they got paid!!!

  31. LakelandSteve Says:

    A sack given up by Donovan Smith and two more pre-snap penalties. Guys not catching the ball. No running game. No one stepped up on offense. Defense was horrific. If I see Devin White over running a play one more time I’m going to vomit. Poor tackling. What the hell was Shaq Barrett doing covering D.J. Moore 20 yards down field. This whole team is pathetic. There is no energy, no excitement, no one giving this team a boost. Todd Bowles looks like a robot, and his team looks like him. It’s the little things that are rearing there ugly head. Teams are supposed to pay attention to the details. This team appears to not even know what the details are.

  32. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    It’s not Brady. I don’t get it why we our receivers can’t create space between the defenders. All other teams seem to. Why can’t we? We miss Gronk terribly.

  33. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Brady will sometimes throw low to save his receiver from a big hit. Brady’s not the problem. People are calling Rodgers and Brady washed don’t know football. They have a bad OL, and with Brady it’s a bad OL and coaching. You wanna see washed? Check out Moon, Marino, Montana, and Manning’s last season.

  34. Tiny Dungy Says:

    When you are doing terribly it’s time to look at do you have on the bench.

    Hall of Fame Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator … BA

    LG … Nick Leveret or new trade Guard

    DL … Sign Suh

    Licht, the window of opportunity is closing very quickly.
    If you have a couple more losses it’s time to start the fire sale in time for the future.

    The curse of a woman scorned is on this team.

  35. Bojim Says:

    Godwin still not there yet.

  36. Displaced Floridian Says:

    Time to hit the eject button on this exercise in futility. Lets move some key pieces and get some draft picks. Think about Trasks development.

  37. Joey Says:

    The play calling is really bad, its the same three plays over and over.

  38. Rob Says:

    Bowles is a better coordinator than a head coach his history has proven that,Byron Leftwich should have gotten the job Bowles doesn’t have the mentality to make it in this league to be a head coach that’s the problem.

  39. Brazen Zebra Says:

    If Brady had anything to do with BA being pushed out (I think he did), he is probably regretting it for the last three weeks. There’s some bad karma surrounding this team, almost like a curse. And we all know for a fact that curses in the NFL are for real. Is it a correctable mini-curse, or is it an unforgivesble mega-curse like the Marcus Allen curse which still plagues the Raiders to this very day? Bite my tongue, but I think the whole fiasco with Antonio Brown last year may have tainted the team. No Jensen. No Julio. No coach. No wife. Rudderless. Adrift. The God of Football, Touchdown Jesus or whomever, has withdrawn his grace. Man, I hope I am wrong!

  40. Uncle Ira Says:

    Ibswitch, here’s the plan to turn it around,

    Bucs need to give Carolina owner permission to talk to Bowlo and Lefty. Carolina owner WANTS TO TANK for the #1 pick so this coaching combo should give him EXACTLY what he needs. Trade Bowlo, Lefty and a 2023 1st round pick for 2 new whirlpool baths so Julio Jones and Akeem Hicks can have their own and free up the existing whirlpool for players who actually need it.