It was a quiet day at One Buc Place on Monday as Christmas Eve took over much of the conversation.
Head coach Dirk Koetter opened the day at the podium as he spoke to the media following the team’s loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.
Prior to the game it was announced that quarterback Ryan Griffin was active in place of Ryan Fitzpatrick and would serve as Jameis Winston’s backup. Koetter talked about the thought process behind making the positional switch, emphasizing that it had less to do with Fitzpatrick and was more in response to Griffin’s consistent performance in practice.
In the locker room there were just a few players, with many putting together or opening gifts and cards, including personalized “Trench Mob” championship belts given to the entire defensive line from Coach Buckner.
Despite the holiday season upon them, the team still has a game to play on Sunday against the Falcons. Godwin finished his 2017 season with a big game against the Saints and today he spoke about what he expects from Atlanta on Sunday, as well as the momentum players can carry into the next season when you finish a year strong.