The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had hopes of going back-to-back when they brought back everybody from last year’s roster who made a difference on the team. Unfortunately, things went bad real quickly when Chris Godwin suffered a torn ACL during the Bucs’ embarrassing 9-0 shutout loss at the hands of the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Not having him for the remainder of the year and playoffs hurts the Bucs in the worst way and the Bucs QB is not happy about it.
Tom Brady recently went on a lengthy rant on his Let’s Go! podcast as he called out the NFL for its existing rules on protecting wide receivers:
“I’ve seen that hit too many times where a defenseless pass catcher is in the process of catching the ball and he’s hit by the defender,” Brady said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “And a lot of defenders would say, ‘Well, we can’t hit him in the head anymore.’ Well, the point is, you can’t hit anybody in the head anymore.
“You can’t hit anyone in the knees anymore except for receivers. Which doesn’t make any sense to me. You can’t hit a defensive lineman in the knees, you can’t hit a punter in the knees, you can’t hit a quarterback in the knees, you can’t hit a DB in the knees except for allowing hits on defenseless receivers. It needs to be addressed and really thought out.”
Saints defensive back PJ Williams hit Godwin in the right knee just as he was making the catch and looked very bad as soon as the replay was shown. Despite him being able to walk off under his own power, testing revealed
Godwin ends his 2021 campaign with 98 catches for 1,103 receiving yards and five touchdown catches.
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