“It’s Definitely Boosted My Confidence”

August 28th, 2022

Rookie guard Luke Goedeke

Remember those two Luke Goedeke holding penalties last weekend against Tennessee?

Goedeke does.

Goedeke addressed them to Joe last night in the locker room after his solid showing with the first team and Tom Brady against the Colts.

The Bucs’ rookie second-round pick attributed those to simply learning what he can and cannot get away with in the NFL. Goedeke said those penalties, “the grabbing,” wouldn’t have been called during his college experience in Division II and at Central Michigan University, so now he knows the deal and believe sit’s corrected without an issue.

Goedeke talked about his comfort level growing and how pumped up he was to work last night with Brady and with the silent count in the Bucs’ hurry-up offense.

Goedeke implied it was his first time with a silent count and he loved the fast pace. He felt he settled in very quickly with the first-teamers in practice and last night, and he’s looking forward to becoming a dominant player.

Joe was just glad to see improvement from Goedeke last night and to hear that his mind is in a great place.

22 Responses to ““It’s Definitely Boosted My Confidence””

  1. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Good stuff Joe. Obviously it’s not a ideal situation for our O-line but our GM has done a fantastic job drafting and putting our O-line together for awhile now. JL dealing with this in house just goes to show they have confidence in their guys

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Seems like Luke got beaten a bit later in the game, though….

  3. Bucs Win Says:

    I saw the boy get knocked back on his A$$ on Gabbert’s first possession, I thought the book on the rookie was run blocking good, pass blocking needs work.

  4. Billyboy2211 Says:

    Kids going to have some growing pains but he’ll be fine

  5. A Bucs Fan Says:

    I saw him get pancaked last night. Hopefully that was his rookie moment, and he’ll keep his feet the rest of this year.

  6. Marine Buc Says:

    Goedeke was getting “rag dolled” last night by #90 Grover Stewart… He held his own somewhat but there were a few very UGLY plays – especially down towards the goal line. Yesh…

  7. J Ghotier Says:

    Goedeke is gonna be a really good player down the road (hopefully sooner than later of course, but it’s pretty easy to see the traits and person that O-Line guru Licht knows and craves up front).

    Not worried about him at all. I only wonder how long the curve may be w/ him due to technique and the comfortability factor of moving to the left side of the line might take….the small school thing doesn’t worry me and didn’t take Marpet or Cappa long to adjust to that part coming from Hobart and Humboldt State.

    He just needs to get comfortable on the left side and grow his communication w/ Smith & hopefully a healthy Center and he’s gonna be just fine…..even better than just fine I think actually!

  8. SB~LV Says:

    Glad he had his first snaps in game situation with Brady as his QB
    We all know how much different it will be on opening day and the brutal slog through 17 games just to get to the starting line!

  9. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    He’s going to be fine, but I saw him hold several times last night. That’s usually a result of bad footwork or bad technique. He’ll get better… hopefully sooner as opposed to later.

  10. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    The Best RT in the NFL, Wirfs, has been pancaked. It happens.

  11. Kgh4life Says:

    Getting thrown around like a rag doll shouldn’t boost your confidence, it should make you want to make you mad as hell.

  12. BUCman Says:

    I don’t agree with the “solid showing” assessment. I saw him getting pushed back and thrown around like a rag doll several times against the Colts. He’s not ready……..but with all the injuries he will be forced into the starting lineup.

  13. Bucs&Bolts Says:

    I think this guy is going to be a stud probably going to step up big time these first couple of weeks 😉

  14. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    He held his own last night, huge positive sign. On that pancake, looked like he stumbled over our center who had taken someone down. I was fairly impressed when I rewatched and focused on him and Hainsey.

  15. DaBux Says:

    Thankfully no holding calls last night.

    Sort of hard to do though when the 2nd string DT is ragdolling you though.

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It took Cappa a while to develop……same will go for Goedeke…….unfortunately, Cappa had the luxury to learn from the bench…..looks like Luke will not.

  17. J Ghotier Says:

    74 Bucs Fan,

    He definitely did dude. Not being talked about for some reason, but def a thing. It’s why you watch it for yourself thoroughly instead of reading headlines and peoples “most impressive”/“most disappointing”. Don’t forget these articles you’re reading and expert’s opinions – many times – are for substance and flair and not actuality (or the dumb term “clicks” as they say)

    Goedeke is fine. As long as he can train over to left side and learn to train to his perceived weak side/weak hands side. I know personally – if I was ever to be a good O-Line and there’s literally a ZERO percent chance of that ever having happened in my life – I wouldn’t hold up nearly as well on the Left side of the line (especially w/ my punch and lead anchor arm) as I would be even close to the right side of O-Line. IF I was able to perfect t it accordingly….I couldn’t even tell you how long that might take me to develop and get used to.

    That’s my only worry about him at this point and yes I’m confident ALREADY enough to admit it. He’s got the stuff. Worst case is we transfer him to the right side one day. Goedeke is gonna be a dude!

    Goedeke WILL be another small school feather O-line prospect in Jason Licht’s Kangol cap 🙏 it’ll be a learning curve for sure though

  18. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    I re-watched all of Goedeke’s snaps last night. Other than getting beat by Grover Stewart on Gabbert;s first series, his run blocking was EXTREMELY good. He stood up his guy several times and totally controlled the defender’s movement. He was responsible in great part for most of the long runs from scrimmage.

    His pass blocking was decent, but you can see that that is where he needs the work. Fortunately with Brady’s release, that should cover some of that up. It’s only one game, but against the 1’s and 2’s, he did very well. I’m concerned any time a rookie starts on the line but not AS concerned as I was going into last night. I still see JL bringing in some depth pieces at the cut down to 53 and his judgment on offensive linemen has been pretty solid.

  19. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    74 said “He held his own last night, huge positive sign. On that pancake, looked like he stumbled over our center who had taken someone down. I was fairly impressed when I rewatched and focused on him and Hainsey.”

    Exactly. A much better showing that I originally thought.

  20. George Says:

    How is this guy going to stop Aaron Donald

  21. J Ghotier Says:


    How does 99% of NFL block Aaron Donald 🤯 silliness shown in less than a sentence….impressive

    Man, if we judged everyone (ESPECIALLY A ROOKUE) on what they could do versus Donald….our Country and “people” in a microcosm. This is only a subtle sample size worth too 🤯

  22. Leopold Stotch Says:

    So kinda off topic, but this is super cool to me. Some people may know I live in WI. Well I have a coworker that actually played against Luke in high school. Just found that out. Did a little digging, cuz he wasn’t sure, but the dates matched up and, sure enough. We live in a small world.