Chris Godwin Is “Full Go”

October 9th, 2022

Same ol’ Chris Godwin.

Boy, did the Bucs miss Chris Godwin.

It’s a safe bet that if Godwin hadn’t blown out his knee last year, the Bucs would have returned to the Super Bowl. Just look who Tom Brady was throwing to in the playoff loss to the Rams, Scotty Miller and John Brown, the latter pulled off the street just days before.

And when the Bucs didn’t have Godwin last month, the offense really struggled (it didn’t help that Mike Evans was out as well).

It was a fair to concerned about just how healthy Godwin’s knee was when he returned to the field after major surgery. Some guys need extra time to get to 100 percent. Hell, the four-letter reported this past spring that Godwin would not be back until after Thanksgiving.

But Field Yates of BSPN believes the numbers suggest Godwin is back 100 percent.

To see him on the field in Week 4 was a good sign, to see him catch seven passes was a great sign. But perhaps the most important sign of all: Godwin ran 45 routes on pass plays in Week 4, second most in the entire league. What that tells us is clear and apparent: he’s back to a full go.

Godwin did not deny that he is back to his old self.

“I don’t know any other way to play,” Godwin said this week. “That’s all I know – to go be physical and give it my all.

“There’s no quit in me, and I’m going to keep doing that until it’s my time to [retire]. When that is, we’ll never know – but I’m grateful to be back on the field.

It’s no coincidence that having Evans and Godwin back on the field for the Chiefs game, had Tom Brady looking like his normal self too.

Brady had his best game this season and, Joe believes, put to rest any nonsense that whatever is going on in his private life is effing with his head.


12 Responses to “Chris Godwin Is “Full Go””

  1. Goatfarmer Says:

    I just rewatched Chris slaughter the birds from week 14. Glorious.

    Smoked Falcon is excellent, I just ate it last night.

  2. Parrishbucsfan Says:


  3. Dave in Winter Park, Fla Says:

    2022 Tampa Bay Rays “REST IN PEACE 👏❗️“

  4. glue5 Says:


    So the Bucs were in desperation and catch up mode the entire game and scored about 14 of those points in garbage time and you think the offense has just “fixed” itself? Come on dudes you two are better than this. Chiefs’ foot was not off the gas and they weren’t in prevent defense. “Fixed” requires consistency, but the Bucs took a step.–Joe Even if the Bucs win this, I am still VERY concerned about this team. I am not sure what the identity of this team is? Is this the club that was COMPLETELY unprepared to play a game last sunday night, or the 2022 version of the 2015 Denver Broncos, who like them, watched the slow demise of a HOF QB (in our case sadly on and off the field) and rode an excellent D the whole way (this defense btw is not even close to being THAT good) ?

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    Awesome to have Godwin … and Evans … on the field at the same time. Hopefully Gage is a full-go also to give Brady a full house to play with. Lenny’s been doing great catching the ball, as has Rashaad. Now we just need to get Otton & Kieft into the flow, get our young OLine to gel a little better, and this offense SHOULD finally start humming. No reason this offense can’t put up 30-plus points on the Birds’ defense.

    Despite our exceptional first 3 games defensively, the Bucs’ defense looks vulnerable, in particular to the run obviously. Until we show that we’re still a top dog in run defense, teams will keep on testing us. Today’s game against the Falcons could be the perfect test of just how well we’re gonna respond to teams who try to take advantage.

  6. BucsfanFred Says:

    Tampa Bay 48-6

  7. August 1976 Buc Says:

    I wish the best for Chris, but I wonder how long until he is injured again and it causes him to miss more games this year.
    It has been 4 years straight, ever since 2019 when BA moved him to the slot, that Godwin has missed games because of injury.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  8. orlbucfan Says:

    DR, that Defense has no excuse. Yeah, they played against a healthy KC O and Mahomes, but the DLine was atrocious. They had more holes than a block of Swiss cheese. I know they were dealing with distractions like weather; but still….the only good thing was Mike Edwards was there to play football, and he was a rare D bright spot!

  9. orlbucfan Says:

    P.S.: I’m glad CG14 is back and healthy. Now, hopefully he’s learned how to protect himself from dirty, cheap shots!

  10. Wild Bill Says:

    The less he runs short crossing routes over the middle the longer he will last.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    glue5…what a strange take.

    I see nothing different about Brady.

  12. Defense Rules Says:

    orlbucfan … I agree there are no excuses for DLine performance. But 1 very plausible REASON is that Bucs are trying to make up for Hicks’ absence (due to injury) by using several guys who’ve been perennial rotational players … NOT starters. Gut feel is that there was a REASON that they could only give us 30%, 40% MAYBE 50% of the def snaps.

    RNR’s not getting it done in the middle. Gholston’s having a meh year to this point also. Hall is the biggest puzzle of all. Did quite good in the Green Bay game, but NOTHING in the other 3 games. Until he gets bigger & stronger, he needs to be closer to the outside of the DLine than to the inside.

    Bottom line: WE MISS SUH. BIG TIME! JL is the only one who can fix this. Maybe too much water has gone under the bridge to this point, and Suh doesn’t want to be a Buc (hey, we did treat JPP rather shamefully). There are others out there who could help. JL … stop screwing around and do SOMETHING.