I have to say that one of my favorite players to watch, during Saturday nights game against the Browns, was Chris Godwin. In a game where we were missing some key players like, DeSean Jackson and Mike Evans, the rookie, Godwin stepped up and really showed us what he can do. He was targeted five times, with four catches, one of which was a 19-yarder during the opening drive, along with two 16-yard receptions in the second quarter, one that set up a field goal by Nick Folk; as well as 42 snaps on offense.
“Godwin did a nice job last night,” Koetter said. “You figure, he’s our No. 4 receiver and he needed to play like a one last night, and he did. He did a nice job. Had a couple of explosives, he blocked well.”
Not only that, but he also showed us that he is capable of lining up the slot, if necessary, after Adam Humphries had to leave the game in the second quarter due to a hip injury. “That’s the nice thing about Chris…he’s versatile,” Koetter said. “He can do a lot of different things. I think he still needs to continue to build his stamina for playing hard over 64 plays, but we probably won’t ask him to play 64 plays if we’re healthy.”
“Anytime…especially as a rookie and a young guy, you can go out there and get some experience, good or bad, it’s valuable,” Godwin said. “I think I did a pretty good job. I made a couple plays, but also made some mistakes so I’m going to go back, watch the film and see what I can do to correct those.”
Even though we lost the game 13-9, it was good to see what these guys can do, especially Chris Godwin, when he has to step up.