TAMPA, Florida, USA (AP) – Chris Goodwin is not making risky predictions about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Pro Bowl receiver is excited about Tom Brady’s arrival, and is eager to work alongside the quarterback who has won six Super Bowl editions.RELATED
But he is in no rush to speculate how competitive Bucs can be with Brady.
“It’s good to talk about postseason expectations, but at the end of the day, we still have a lot of work to do to be where we want to be,” Goodwin said Thursday. “All those things look great on paper, but we have to materialize them or we won’t get anywhere.”
Tampa Bay ended the previous season with a 7-9 record and has been absent from the playoffs in 12 consecutive seasons. Goodwin was first elected to Pro Powl in 2019, when he led the team with 86 catches for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns.
He’s been on the phone with Brady since the three-time NFL MVP left the ranks of the New England Patriots and signed a two-year, $ 50 million contract with the Buccaneers as an agent. free.
Goodwin and Brady have not had the opportunity to train together, given the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
“The only thing we have been able to do so far has really been those first phone conversations. I’m looking forward to talking to him once this virus calms down, ”Goodwin said.
He added that he has trained in his backyard since the NFL ordered the teams to close their training facilities.
“I do a lot of things on my own,” Goodwin said. “I like to think that I have full control of the things I need to get my body ready.”