Buccaneers Wideout Chris Godwin Echoes Tom Brady’s Thoughts on Super Bowl Rerun

Published 06/14/2021, 10:55 AM EDT
Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) is congratulated by running back Leonard Fournette (28) and wide receiver Mike Evans (13) after scoring a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are looking to run it back. Led by the GOAT Tom Brady, the Bucs steamrolled their way to Super Bowl LV picking up a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

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While no team has been able to defend their crown since the 2003-04 Patriots, the Bucs will be looking to overturn that bit of history. Retaining all 22 starters from the Super Bowl tie, the Bucs enter 2021 as firm favorites to make it back to the league’s biggest game.

But Tom Brady remains cautiously optimistic about his side’s chances. Not one to get carried away, the Bucs quarterback stated that ‘everything will be different’ in 2021.

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And it’s a sentiment that wide receiver Chris Godwin seems to echo as well.

Godwin glad to learn from Tom Brady

Featuring as a guest writer for NBC’s FMIA, Godwin talked about the sort of impact retaining the core of the team might have for next season.

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“No one knows what kind of impact that will have, when you bring all the players back,” Godwin wrote. “But I think it’s a really good thing because we felt like we hadn’t played our best ball, even in the Super Bowl

We scored 31 points, but it wasn’t a great game for our offense for four quarters. We know we can be better. And I think we will be better,” he added.

While Godwin said the expectation remains that the side will do well next season, retaining key players doesn’t necessarily guarantee success.

“Anybody who comes in saying we’re automatically in great position to win again because we brought everyone back? You’re lying to yourself. Familiarity guarantees nothing except giving us a good starting point.”

The wide receiver also talked at length about Brady’s attitude in the Bucs locker room and how he’s makes lives easier for wide receivers.

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

“His arm is so live. What I appreciate about him is the ball he throws is so receiver-friendly-the touch, and putting it right where you want it. I think, mentally, he has a good feel for the fact that he knows everyone isn’t like him… But he’s not forcing his attitude onto anyone.”

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As the Bucs carry on preparations for next season, do you think retaining their stars for 2021 will help them retain their Super Bowl title?

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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