Buccaneers unnecessary injury due to poor coaching decision
By Rob Leeds
The Buccaneers didn’t need to use Chris Godwin against the Cowboys. Him coming off the field with a limp is due to a bad decision by the coaching staff.
This was always the biggest fear for the Buccaneers as they started the 2022 NFL season against the Cowboys.
One of the biggest questions during the offseason was whether or not the Bucs could/should use wide receiver Chris Godwin in the first game back.
It looks like we have an answer now.
After a promising start to the game where Godwin looked like his normal self, the end of the half had some bad news:
Godwin was coming off one of the worst injuries in the sport. At just eight months out, playing in this game was always going to push the body to its extremes. While we don’t know what Godwin injured as of yet, an injury of any type stems from a poor decision by the coaching staff to play the receiver in a game that didn’t require his talents based on his slow return to the game.
Mike Evans and Julio Jones are doing exactly what the world thought they would. Tom Brady has looked good when the team actually lets him throw the ball.
To make matters worse for the use of Godwin, the run-heavy approach has made it so that a deep wide receiver room is not a requirement to beat this Cowboys team.
The Bucs have been way better from the opening whistle, yet the real thing holding the team back has been the play-calling and not the players.
The Bucs took an unnecessary risk in playing Chris Godwin. Again, it may prove to just be a tiny nick, but it feels like all of this could’ve been avoided if the team made the right decision to sit him in the first place.
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