Luke Goedeke Breaks Down His Own Film

May 4th, 2022

Bucs rookie guard Luke Goedeke.

So back in mid-April, Brandon Thorn, who has built a nice little career as being an offensive line analyst, had a sitdown with Bucs second-round draft pick Luke Goedeke.

Of course, no one knew then that the Bucs would draft the Central Michigan product in the second round of the draft last week. But the two had a 50-minute conversation that got really technical about blocking. And Goedeke and Thorn broke down highlights and had Goekeke explain why he was doing some moves.

It’s pretty interesting. But it wasn’t all about X’s and O’s.

Before bringing in Goedeke, Thorn said of him, “I feel like his film and his game is pretty overlooked. He’s one of the most underrated offensive linemen in this class.”

Some things Goedeke mentions are looking to transfer out of Division-III Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he played tight end. And Goedeke said his childhood goal was to play football in the Big Ten and hopefully somehow make it to the NFL. He initially sent out a cut-up tape to Wisconsin and Central Michigan; the latter school is in the MAC.

“I was going to try to walk-on at Wisconsin,” Goedeke said.

But Wisconsin offered no guarantees. Central Michigan offered Goedeke a full ride.

Goedeke said the financial burden he would have stuck his family with if he went to Wisconsin without a scholarship made his choice easy, but he was bummed because he grew up a Badgers fan.

Central Michigan was short-handed at tackle so Goedeke took a spin at there. Long story short, he was drafted by the Bucs.

An interesting thing Joe learned is that because of a knee injury, Goedeke has never played consecutive seasons on the offensive line. So he’s still learning.

“Football is like a big game of physics,” Goedeke said.

That quote reminded Joe of something Bucs legend Scot Brantley.  Joe was talking to Brantley about blocking and using hands and Brantley liked what Joe told him about a trick he learned to use on bigger guys — getting your knuckles under a defender’s breastplate of his shoulder pads, which pretty much renders him useless and fully off-balance.

Brantley then told Joe in his Ocala drawl, “It’s awl about lev-ur-idge.”

If you are looking to distract yourself from work for about 45 minutes, it’s a neat video with loads of Goedeke highlights.. He sure seems to like to block his man through the echo of the whistle. Sounds like a certain center Joe knows. 🙂

“I’m playing to the whistle, a second after the whistle,” Goedeke said. “The play is not over until it’s over. … It wears them down like no other.”

19 Responses to “Luke Goedeke Breaks Down His Own Film”

  1. SOEbuc Says:

    Nasty. Can’t wait for this battle. Deep on good oline depth.

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    Oh I love this dude already!

  3. steele Says:

    The right attitude. Hope he’s good. I’m worried about his injury history.

  4. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Sounds like the old fun bunch of the old redskins.
    Keep pushing for about one or two seconds after the whistle.
    Russ Grimm and Joe Jacoby.

  5. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    I remember Randy White, but I forget who the cowboys right end was

  6. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Oh yeah, too tall Jones and Harvey martin was great too.
    I’m pretty sure Lee Roy Jordan was retired my then so I’m guessing Hollywood Henderson was linebacker.
    Long time ago.

  7. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    When did mel renfroe retire?

  8. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Bob lilly was gone by then too.

  9. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Long, long time ago
    Loved to watch at grandparents house. Their tv was small but color and clear.
    Ours was b&w, but bigger. I learned how to troubleshoot tv tubes on that set, but the bigger screen meant crappier resolution. Decades later I got a projection tv.
    Big screen for it’s lime but terrible resolution. Still had about 480 pixcels (approx) by 60 lines or something like that. How did we live with that crap for so long? Same resolution as old CRTs.
    Modern TV’s are SO SO much better, but now my eyes aren’t so Good.

  10. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Can here Brian Baldinger now, excitedly showing Luke pancaking defenders when ever Luke gets a chance to play. lol It sure is fun watching Baldies Twitter posts, showing Jensen driving the Saints MLB Anzalone into the 3 row of the stands lol, and big Red also blocking him 10 yards past a running play lol lol

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  11. Redwarrior68 Says:

    Jacoby and Grimm. HOF and foundation of The Hogs. Privilege d to have seen Jacoby in person chase down a 6’2, 215 lb speedster. Jacoby was 300 lbs at the time. Frightening pursuit.

  12. JA Says:

    Despite his questionable broadcasting skills and average to above average playing abilities with the Bucs, Brantley was a hard guy not to like. He was a such an over the top homer broadcaster for both the Bucs and Gators it made us laugh … in a good way.
    And he once leveled Steve Duemig.
    Sadly, after suffering two strokes and battling the onset of Alzheimers, he was somehow overlooked in the cash payout to former NFL players who suffer from CTE. Yeah, life ain’t fair, especially it seems to the good people.
    Wherever he is, he’s definitely worth wishing the best …

  13. AnonymousBuc76 Says:

    We need our Oline to play like 5 bouncers in a rowdy nightclub.

    Kick @ss and take no prisoners. We need #12 to stay as clean as physically possible if we wanna get back to a 3 straight NFC championship game.

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Ali Marpet was a great Buc……big shoes to fill….I think Luke can get it done….

  15. Dooley Says:

    Every time I see the kid, I gotta fight the urge to holler “O’Doyle RULES!” lol

  16. Aaron Says:

    The Rock would never need Shady brady but they both are getting old lol

  17. teacherman777 Says:

    I am so happy we drafted a nasty LG.

    Ali Marpet was a high school TE also.

    An LSU OG was drafted 1 pick after Goedeke.

    We can compare their careers 3 years from now to see if Licht made the right pick.

  18. LakelandSteve Says:

    Bucsfan4ever, thanks for the history lesson on televisions. To answer your question Mel Renfro retired just before the wheel was invented.

  19. firethecannons Says:

    thx for the link to this Joe! nothing else to do online now–good! combined with Ko Kieft we may have something fun to look forward to.