I really don’t want the Bucs to bring back AB. I think he kept his head on straight this year because he knew he had to if we wanted to make his money.
Just watching the body language of some of his teammates after his TDs, not seeing him celebrate with his teammates at the parade, knowing his history, and the fact there is a civil trial coming up that could reveal some horrible things to the public – I’m really concerned about the idea of him getting any amount of guranteed money.
I think Evans-Godwin-Scotty- Improved 2nd year TJ, and Gronk is the way to go. When you have 5 weapons like that I think it makes sense to focus on Shaq and/or David rather than Brown.
If AB wants to come back for cheap, then sure… but he’s a luxury at this point. The priority should be extending Godwin, Shaq and LVD. I’d rather give AB’s money to Suh if I’m completely honest.
I’m more then comfortable rolling with Evans, Godwin, Tyler Johnson and Scotty Miller. We’ve seen Brady’s been more comfortable in 12 personnel anyways. Not many teams in the league have a receiving corps deep like we had this season.
Godwin shouldn’t have to be franchised. Team should feel comfortable giving him a big signing bonus and guaranteed base salaries because you know he’s going to produce for the next 5+ years.
Barrett is the one to tag because there’s 20+ years history of pass rushers who only produced on contract years reverting back to their non-contract year production once they get paid. Demarcus Lawrence is the most recent example: 5 sacks in 2019, 6.5 sacks in 2020, making $25M in 2021.
Maybe I should have said we won our last 7 games with him playing. Brady targeted him a lot. It was obviously working. Several of those games we scored in the 40s. I’m not trying to pit him against any other WR on the rooster. I want to keep them all. And if he is willing to sign cheap why not?
This stuff isn’t hard to find. Maybe you should look it up so as not to appear so biased.
Godwin is easily in the top 5 discussion.
(My personal list Hopkins, Julio, Adams, Thomas, Godwin,) An argument for Hill, Metcalf, K. Allen could be made
Easily, eh? Where is Mike Evans – the team’s actual #1 WR? Or Diggs?
I agree Godwin should be in the top-10 discussion, but not top-5. Again, I’m guessing mostly Tampa homers are making that argument.
Seems a lot of other teams out there would be on the phone with large deals if the Godwin hit free agency.
Of course they would, as Godwin is a fantastic player. Do you think I’m saying otherwise just because he isn’t a top-5 WR? I like Godwin a lot, but I’m not a mindless homer. I take my opinions and balance them against factual data.
Just looking at the numbers this year don’t show Godwin’s true value. This isn’t moneyball.
Godwin was killing it last year in most stat categories before missing the last 2 games. A couple squeaked passed him in week 16, my bad he ended up top 3 not top 2.
PFF rated him the 2nd WR last year. I guess they interpret 2019 stats differently than you.
Godwin is a better WR than Evans. Evans has done it for longer but Godwin is a game changer that is hard to shut down.
You have to keep Godwin. Think about our situation without him. Evans is tough as nails, but he’s aging and known to get injuries. He plays hurt, but he’s still hurt. And AB is still AB. He’s not some other body. You can’t put too many of your eggs in that basket or you’ll get burned. If you ride with Evans and Brown you could find yourself with a problem at WR really quick.
Godwin is a #1 receiver in his prime. Whatever else happens at that position if you have Godwin you are still in good shape. From here forward Godwin, Wirfs and Brady are what makes the offense go. You have to keep Godwin. You have just a little bit of leverage by holding the tag over his head, so get something done.
Because of his snap counts. In 2017 and 2018 the team had Jackson and Humphries still. When Jackson didn’t play he had 98+ yards in 4 of 6 games. Then in 2019 it’s his time and he goes nuts. In 2020 he pulls a hamstring, gets a concussion and break a finger in the first 7 weeks of the season.
I heard them talking about OBJ coming to tampa if we can’t retain some guys on offense. Him, Brown and Evans wouldn’t be fair either. I hope we bring back Godwin though. Loved what BA was saying to all ufas you aint going nowhere lol!
Bucs fans overrate him. He is without a question a great player but he is not top 10.
Godwin hasnt even had a full season of starting every game. He stays on the injury report, and not only that has ONE thousand yard season to his name. Yet I still see ridiculous figures being posted.
Top 5 in the NFL is pretty crazy. Let’s just focus on the NFC South. You have Mike Evans, Julio Jones, and Michael Thomas 1-2-3, whatever order you want to put them in. Here are the first three NFL seasons for the next NFC South WR’s:
Player A: 217 receptions on 328 targets, 3,061 yards, 14.1 YPA, and 26 TD’s
Player B: 178 receptions on 272 targets, 2,700 yards, 15.2 YPA, and 16 TD’s
Player C: 208 receptions on 335 targets, 3,156 yards, 15.2 YPA, and 10 TD’s
Which WR’s are #4 and #5 in the NFC South on your list? I’d take A and B.