Godwin for me. Winston is better at throwing to these receivers that fight for the ball, are big targets, and win jump balls. Djax blazing speed packed into his slender 6′ frame seems to be tricky for Winston to predict and get the timing right. He doesnt have to be as accurate downfield with the other two guys, but I also think its easier for him to be accurate with them.
In regard to the deep ball, Winston couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. And, he has a difficult time leading receivers in their routes, as he consistently throws a ball that requires a receiver to adjust versus catching in stride.
Godwin has deceptive speed (not a burner like DJax) and is a bigger target. Which is why I love the resigning of Brate.
I’d rather play Godwin on the outside and move DJax to the inside. The real question should be who would you rather have in the slot, DJax or Hump?
I think we misused Desean based on a long ball threat, whereas his run after the catch ability is also amazing, but in retrospect who was going to start opposite of Evans at the time?
Now that we know Godwin can be a monster on the outside and that wouldn’t deflect DJax’ ability to still stretch the field or run after the catch, what should we now do?
IMO, giving Hump a 2nd tender is the best approach. The Pats will likely scoop him up and we will receive their second round pick in return (basically another 3rd round pick). The logjam at receiver is obvious and trading DJax isn’t going to happen, teams would rather just wait for us to release the aging veteran. As much As I love Hump, we can find another slot receiver. Remember we found him as a UFA.
Let’s try to think from the roster and business side between now and the draft and it will save us all a lot of heartache.
Jackson did everything right on the field despite the struggles last year. Godwin has the potential to be a better all around player though, even considering Jackson’s fantastic career. I’d take Godwin, but Jackson isn’t going anywhere this year. If we can just straighten out our O-Line and backfield, we’ll have an embarrassment of riches at the skill positions that can shine through.
Godwin should be on the field a lot more than last year, but there should be packages for both. Koetter has a lot of toys at his disposal.
I’m glad to see others talking about D-Jax in the slot. He played that position a lot in Philly in Washington, and he’s good at it. He did some with us as well(especially when Fitzpatrick started) and he made some plays as well. He and Humphries could split reps there, with D-Jax still getting time on the outside.
Godwin is the better fit outside because he is way better blocker but D Jack separates better and a better route runner at this point. Godwin on running downs and Jackson when we’re passing. All jokes aside, keep DJAX as the #2 and when Godwin comes on the field move D Jack inside. Humphries needs role is safe at #4.
I ask the question because we have a very large chunk of money tied up in our receiving core in Evans, Jackson and now Brate (who I consider more of a receiver). Plus, I believe Godwin better fits our QB and system than Jackson. Thus, if we could trade Jackson for a pick or decent lineman, I’d sure look to do it.
Godwin, I don’t think Jackson fits. Winston can’t get him the ball and at this pony I’m Jackson’s career he is a one trick pony. I think most of us will see a big time improvement in OJ Howard this year.
Mar 12, 18 at 4:06 pm #1066982
Guys get hurt. Depth is important. The games aren’t played on paper. Good problem to have.
/thread. Didn’t take long for this to come up. And spare me with the we have too much money tied up at bs…cap number goes up every year. Trade Jackson then what happens if Evans or Godwin or both get hurt??? We screwed that’s what
So for all saying you like all of our receivers and tight ends for depth, what depth or investment do we have in our defensive line? Do you not see the crazy financial imbalance between these two position groups? Is that a winning formula?
I like re-signing Evans, Brate and Hump. What I don’t understand is having 10 million also wrapped up in Jackson. Having so much money wrapped up in one position group is a misuse of capital, in my opinion. I’d hope we’d be working the phones to trade Jackson to better balance out our roster or free up money to sign a stud offensive lineman, defensive lineman or corner.
Well the good news is if Jackson in not in the Bucs plans for 2018 its a week free agency and draft class at the position. And if the Bucs were to trade him they clear $11.0 million with no dead cap ramifications and his new team get a receiver for $21.0 million over two years for an APY of $10.5 million and the Bucs if Licht is shrewd enough could get a third rounder and day three pick and potentially a second rounder if he can get multiple teams bidding.
Agree with those saying Godwin outside and DJax inside. The Bucs offensive weapons and the money they are making are not an issue right now. Koetters playcalling is, but hopefully when the interior line and RB position is upgraded in the next 6 weeks, Dirk becomes more effective and everyone eats!
15 mins on the boards and I am sick of you Casren… lots of additions to come, the Bucs have lots of cap room and by all accounts a smart man managing that money, yes a higher percentage of the cap should be used on the D-line… but help is likely coming. You wanna rag on Licht for not investing in that D line for past drafts… I won’t argue with you but that is a different thread pal that was opened months ago. We are where we are and Licht still has the keys so let’s stay optimistic that the moves made this offseason work out.
Brate and DJax making 18 million aren’t hurting anything right now and down the road if they are then they will be let go and at least Licht has drafted OJ and Godwin to fill those voids. I am ok with trading DJax if a team was giving up a 2nd or 3rd and his money was being used on the D side, but then a draft pick has to be used on a WR to keep the depth others have shrewdly mentioned.
To follow up on my posts above seeking more balance in what we pay our defensive line compared to our receiving core, anyone know how much Philly pays its starting DTs? Cox and Jernigan make a combined 28 million. That’s money well spent and the kind of balance the Bucs need to find.
Seriously, in the “Hump” thread someone asked who would catch all those screens Koetter dials up if some other team takes Hump away from us…the obvious answer is DJax. Unless he has slowed downed tremendously, his ability to take a screen 10-30 yards is still there. That’s the guy I want catching screens and making people miss and scoring TDs.
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