After a day where the offense really struggled to get anything going on Tuesday, Wednesday’s practice was much more on-point, thanks, almost in-full, to one man.

But we’ll get to that in a bit.

An interesting development in Bucs camp is how that battle for the starting right guard job is shaping up. Last year the Bucs wanted Kevin Pamphile to take the opportunity to be a starter at left guard by the horns and he never did, and that was disappointing for the team. This year they’re in that same type of scenario but at right guard.

The battle for that position is between Caleb Benenoch and rookie Alex Cappa. After getting thrown out of practice for a minor fight on Sunday, Benenoch has been rotating snaps with the rookie, and on Wednesdays we saw Cappa lining up with the first team at that right guard spot.

We’ll keep monitoring the situation as camp goes on, but right now it might be Cappa in the lead.

There were a lot of one-on-one drills going on during Wednesday’s practice, first between the trench players and then between the skill positions.

Wide receiver Jake Lampman is somewhat of a newcomer to the Buccaneers after spending last season on the Saints’ practice squad and then being signed to the Buccaneers’ practice squad late in 2017.

Lampman has had a few noticeable moments in camp so far, including the clip above where he made his way into the end zone after besting Mark Myers.

Speaking of getting the better of defenders, tight end O.J. Howard as been looking crisp and confident in camp thus far, and plays like the one above are where it is most noticeable.

Howard’s route tree was pretty limited last year. This year it seems they’re totally opening things up for him — and he’s delivering.

And, as promised, we’ll finish up our offensive recap with the man who stole the show on Wednesday was wide receiver Chris Godwin.

That catch above is just ridiculous.

Godwin had a quiet start to camp, but over the last few days has really turned it on, including today where he took total control of the offense as the rest of the starts on the cast seemed to shrink for a day.

Godwin was making highlights out of everyone whether it was in 1-on-1s, 7-on-7s or the full 11-on-11 scrimmage.

If you’re wondering to yourself just how big of year Godwin might have in 2018, the answer to that question is: However much the Buccaneers want to let him, because it looks like the sky is the limit.

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]
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TB2018
TB2018
3 years ago

trevor- who was throwing to godwin?

chefboho
chefboho
3 years ago

I get so hype for this kid. I’m so excited about the possibilities for this offense. Howard’s Nike was silly, Godwin’s hands are like glue, the defense is making stand out plays and the rookies like M.J. Stewart and Davis having good days as well as JPP being dominate. I know I’m way too excited but shit, lets see some serious progress and a winning mentality for a change. Unlike some, I’m glad to see Jason Licht get his exstension. It’s a Bucs life, lets hope it’s a better one this year.

chefboho
chefboho
Reply to  chefboho
3 years ago

Juke, not Nike. ^^^

Wausa
Wausa
3 years ago

Dirk wants to run 1/2 the time, but with the Bucs weapons it probably makes more sense to be 65% pass and 35% run, unless the Bucs have the lead late in a game.

wnb0395
wnb0395
Reply to  Wausa
3 years ago

Every coach wants their team to run half the time. They want their offense to be balance. That doesn’t mean its gonna happen. Hopefully Dirk calls plays according to what the defense gives him.

Bucwatcher
Bucwatcher
Reply to  Wausa
3 years ago

Just remember…Winston is 2nd in the league in turnovers.

rocky
rocky
3 years ago

Nice to see whats going on here. Mike Evans being Mike Evans. Two really talented tight ends and Desean with the speed over the top. Godwin is in a great position this year to make a lot of plays