Godwin To Play Mainly In The Slot?


As OTAs chug along and with mandatory minicamp right around the corner, it’s looking more and more like Bruce Arians sees Chris Godwin as a dynamic slot WR rather than opposite Mike Evans. It shouldn’t be looked at as a bad thing, however, as Coach Arians doubled down this morning on what he expects from the 3rd year pro. It’s been long known that HC Arians has big plans for Godwin and said back in March he sees him as a “100 catch” guy. Arians mirrored that statement today when asked about what has changed in Godwin’s production since the start of OTAs.

“It really hasn’t. I had high expectations and they’re even higher now,” Arians said of Godwin. “So he hasn’t done anything to diminish what I thought he would be. As he learns to play in that slot and read things a little bit more, he’s made great progress. I think I’ll stand by my 100-catch pronouncement.”

Those are some very high expectations for a guy you plan to start in the slot this season. Yet, Godwin has taken it full stride and has practiced hard to understand the nuances of the position. Will Godwin reach 100 catches this year? Seems like a slight stretch. One things for sure though, never count out the expertise of Bruce Arians. It’s very possible he could bring the production out of him.


Source: Buccaneers.com