Buccaneers star developing concerning trend before playoffs

Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
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Chris Godwin is one of the most important players on the Buccaneers. He isn’t doing much to help the team when he fumbles the ball.

While there has been a lot to like over the last few weeks with the Buccaneers on offense, one of the areas that has started to become a bit more concerning is ball security.

A team that started the season so well at controlling the ball and limiting turnovers has regressed to a point of concern before the start of the playoffs, and one player that has struggled in this area particularly over the past two weeks is wide receiver Chris Godwin.

Godwin might only have two fumbles on the season, but two fumbles over two games leading into the playoffs is a start of a trend that needs to die quickly if the Bucs have any hope of making a run in the playoffs.

Tampa might have the talent to overcome some inopportune moments like this against the Panthers and the Falcons, but a playoff team is a different story. The Eagles and the Cowboys won’t be nearly as forgiving.

In all fairness to Godwin, both attempts by the defender to dislodge the ball have been excellent.

Coaches across the league spend most of their time with defensive backs going over the technique to dislodge the ball that we have seen against Godwin.

Still, ball security is extremely important in the playoffs, and the Buccaneers need to do what they can over the next week to keep this developing trend from becoming a true problem.

One has to hope that these moments are flukes, but even flukes can reveal small cracks in the armor if they come at the wrong time. Chris Godwin and the Buccaneers need to focus on this if they want to make a splash in the playoffs.

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