Disappointing Start For Luke Goedeke

August 20th, 2022

Look for Bucs rookie Luke Goedeke to start tonight against the Titans at left guard, and hopefully he’ll leave his third session of work in Tennessee with a smile on his face.

After practice with the Titans in Nashville this week, Joe detected frustration in Goedeke and asked him about it.

Three years of right tackle in college didn’t make moving to left guard with the Bucs an easy transition.

“Yeah, it’s been a little disappointing because I’m very tough on myself as a critic,” Goedeke told Joe. “I’m a perfectionist; I want everything great. I mean, I know it won’t happen overnight, it just takes time transitioning to playing the left side and everything that goes with that at guard. I’m happy that I’m progressing, but it’s definitely not where I want it to be at this point.”

Goedeke’s challenge is the Bucs can’t afford to have him progress like a typical left guard selected in Round 2. They need a guy who’s NFL-ready out of the gate.

Perhaps that guy is veteran Aaron Stinnie or Nick Leverett. But Goedeke will get his time to shine tonight and it will be critical to proving to Todd Bowles that he can be trusted to protect The Goat.

23 Responses to “Disappointing Start For Luke Goedeke”

  1. #8 Says:

    Excited to watch the young guns. Make us proud.


  2. fern Says:

    underwear football don’t matter

  3. Bird Says:


  4. Long John Says:

    It don’t? WHY?

  5. George Says:

    Not expecting much from Luke this year

  6. Tim Says:

    He’s gonna have a good showing tonight. Tonight he’ll progress to the level of acceptable starter. Is that pro bowl level? No. But for now, acceptable is… acceptable.

  7. StAugBuc Says:

    Preseason is not “underwear” football. Underwear is no pads no hitting

  8. Oddball Says:

    Unfortunate that you rush to face him. And that you complete your training. That not ready for the burden were you.

    Perhaps he can use the Force?

  9. Crickett Baker Says:

    In 10 days we have to cut down to 53 players. I dislike these games with few starters but there are SO many cuts we have to make (5 due Tuesday) that I can see why the HC is doing it. Good Luck to Luke.

  10. CrackWise Says:

    This article is garbage, we want to cry over Brady some more. PLEASE

  11. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Nice pull oddball!

  12. teacherman777 Says:

    Remember when we gifted Benenoch a starting gig?

    He was a RT we tried to make a guard.

    Engram is doing a great job in Seattle.

    We missed a LG from LSU.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    At least the kid has some self-awareness….many don’t. Hard work & humility will win the day,

  14. Tim Says:

    Wasn’t Engram arrested for raping a minor?

  15. BucU Says:

    Our O line looks terrible on almost every play tonight. NOT GOOD.

  16. steele Says:

    Unless they are supremely/generationally talented, no one should be Pro Bowl in year one or two, especially when you are transitioning to a new position and you lost time in your late college career to injuries.

    Expectations for Goedeke, Hainsey, Hall are way too high.

  17. GOB Says:

    A pro bowler he ain’t, not yet anyway. Same for Hainsey. Not to sound like Capt James T. Kirk, but we learn by doing. Really no shortcuts. The more snaps, the better they’ll be, or worse.

  18. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Offensive line sucks tonight. Hope Brady not watching cause he may never come back

  19. Goatfarmer Says:

    He sucks. He’s got to get better and thanks to injuries and lack of depth moves, it’s urgent he does. He was a penalty machine tonight. Poor fundamentals. Go to church and pray for enlightenment or something. Dammit.

  20. My Momma Says:

    My Momma asked if they’ve tried him at right tacke yet? I hear there’s an opening….

  21. Bucs Guy Says:

    Need to get a G. He’s not ready to start. Needs a year.

  22. BucsfanFred Says:

    That was mighty motherloving terrible.
    That stupid turd should memorize this line: You want fries with that?

  23. Crunchbuc Says:

    The genius of drafting a RT to play LG for the first time and in the NFL no less. Said it the night he was drafted. Another stupid move by our kicker drafting challenged GM. Just draft a dang LG for God’s sake! 🤡🙄