Jason Licht: Luke Goedeke And Robert Hainsey Won “Their Super Bowl”

September 12th, 2022

The architect, GM Jason Licht.

Joe hopes general manager Jason Licht got into the office today and marched right up to Team Glazer and screamed, “You like that! You text the name Tretter to me one more time and I’ll tell everyone.”

Joe’s being a little sarcastic, of course, just a little.

Licht was on the Buccaneers Radio Network pregame show last night and was standing tall behind first-time center Robert Hainsey and rookie left guard Luke Goedeke.

The GM was adamant that Hainsey is ready to be a full-time starting center and that Goedeke is a legit starter. Why? Because both proved it all summer. Both, Licht said, have been relentless in their work ethic and last night was “their Super Bowl.”

Licht proceeded to say the O-line would be surprise a lot of people (in a good way) against Dallas.

Licht, one of the great O-line architects of the NFL, was spot on. Again.

The Bucs pounded the rock on the road and Tom Brady was hit just four times. It’s not perfect, but it was good enough against a very talented pass rush.

After savoring the success of his handpicked O-line, Joe can only imagine the grin on Licht’s mug when he watched the film of his young defense.

30 Responses to “Jason Licht: Luke Goedeke And Robert Hainsey Won “Their Super Bowl””

  1. Capt.Tim Says:

    They were a big concern to me.
    I’ve been worried about it all off season
    Gotta admit- they looked good last night!
    If they look that good next week- then Im a believer.
    Now- please lets here some good news about our great Left Tackle. I hope the big man is back in action next week.
    We need him!
    Everyone seems to be having Oline injuries. There arent alot of unemployed left Tackles out there

  2. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Yes! Both Hainsey and Goedeke did very well last night blocking, and so did our 2 new tight end Kids!

  3. ViSyl Says:

    The depleted o line was great yesterday. Imagine how good it will be when everybody returns.

  4. Letsbucinggo Says:

    Am I missing something Brady was under pressure throughout the game. If he didn’t get rid of the ball so fast he would have been sacked more. They did ok but Dallas is not even a playoff contender with or without Dak.

  5. AbucAway Says:

    Lenny was quite happy with them. The interior three proved to be the road graters Bowles hinted at while proving JL correct. They will get better at both run and pass blocking. It was fun to watch.

    Joe’s, we have to get better than Wells. Can’t you pull some strings or offer a truckload of Big Storms to facilitate this change? I think Tom had flashbacks of last year’s Rams game with Wells in the game. I’m sure its slim pickens out there but jeez, it shouldn’t be that hard to get more capable.

  6. BucsNoles Says:

    But do we have another choice for LT??
    I would like to hear an honest assessment of Josh Wells coming from a position coach/head coach/Licht on what the plan is there going forward and how can this team address the need for BU players in case this situation continues.
    Honestly I know losing multiple players at a position probably happens to other teams, but damn it seems to bite us often.

  7. Coburn Says:

    Don’t know much about the Cowboys.. before we all get excited does Dallas have any decent DT? I know Parsons and Lawrence would have been good off the edge and pushed out tackles.

  8. David Says:


    Yes you missed something. For the first start so get some very good Dallas D line… That was exceptional. They ran the ball all over them. Both looked great in the run game. They held up in the past game. It’s only getting better

  9. Casual Observer Says:

    In Licht I trust. Especially when it involves the O line.

  10. kyle Says:

    letsbucinggo?? it is football, dallas’ players are paid as well..

    Not sure what your expectations are with 3 new players on the o line, or how long you have been watching football?

    Brady was pretty clean all night and was able to work the pocket when he had to.
    I know wells got worked a couple times by the defensive rookie of the year but he settled in and did fine.

    the barn isnt on fire…

  11. MonkeyMan Says:

    I’m still beaming with happiness today. Tired af but could care less (-:

  12. Mark2001 Says:

    Let go. If you watched, you would see Dallas has a fine pass rush. So some pressure was to be expected. And when Brady isn’t having to relign guys, I expect things to be even better.

  13. lambeau Says:

    Now we know why Licht’s not hiring. Time to have faith in him and Bowles and especially Harold Goodwin (brother,BTW, was a Pro Bowl center).

  14. ocala Says:

    X-Rays were negative on Smith and it sounds like he will most likely be a go this week, but Godwin is most likely out this week.

  15. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Can we not officially announce the fact that Donovan smiths x rays came back negative or what. Our o line will be even more fine once Josh wells goes back to where he belongs (the bench)

  16. Infomeplease Says:

    This was a good game for them considering the lack of game experience and the the cohesion that comes with more together
    playing time!!! As the season progresses, they will get better. Special teams looked good too!! These have been concerns. LFG!!!

  17. Killian Says:

    Pewter Report is reporting the X-rays came back negative for Smith.

  18. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Yes….Goedeke & Hainsey did great….I noticed that most of Lenny’s runs were to the left……

  19. GermanBucs Says:

    Their runblocking has been the best in years. Also pulling the lineman worked like a charm. Big holes to run through. This was significantly better then everything we have seen in recent years and adds another “pounding” dimension to our game

  20. Danbucsfan Says:

    All of us ” arm chair quarterbacks” need to read between the lines, professional coach’s and professional front office talen evaluator’s didn’t make any major moves to bring in any new lineman. CLEARLY they know more than us and seen what we seen last night all summer, WE ARE GOOD with the depth we have on the online.

  21. firethecannons Says:

    Team win!!!!!!! The tight ends battled to keep us from collapse, very very pleased with this team. Just need to keep from losing Donovan Smith.

  22. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Some of the holes opened up for Lenny were textbook. And Lenny did a great job hitting them to.

  23. Letsbucinggo Says:

    They blocked well for Fournette.

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    We didn’t really notice them that much – except yes, on replay in the rushing game, but for the most part, they were unnoticed, which is a great compliment. It’s almost like Licht knows what he’s doing, and you, the keyboard warrior, well you’re an idiot who has no clue what they’re watching and it’s why you’re a drama queen and panic in the 3rd quarter of the 2nd preseason game.

  25. Ash Says:

    Oline did well and Dallas has a legit defense so I’m not complaining too much. Some things need to be cleaned up for sure but not bad bucs.

  26. Sorryjackchuckiesback Says:

    They looked good rushing and they looked “ok” pass pro before Smith went out … After that they had to waste a player every snap to make up for Wells being a burnt piece of toast laying on the ground!! … REALLY hope Smith can recover right away!!

  27. GoatWatcher Says:

    Agree with Letsbucinggo. Brady’s protection was not great (notice all the field goals?), and I wouldn’t take Dallas as much of a measuring stick. After watching the Bills dismantle the Rams–a much better team than the Cowboys–it is clear the Bucs have a ways to go..Same concern as always. O-line. Lenny and Julio were outstanding.

  28. stpetebucsfan Says:

    As happy as I am for Hainsey and Goedeke I’m sorry for Ryan Jensen.

    I think we may see one of those situations where an injury gives a replacement to make the injured player no longer necessary. I hope Shaq Mason and Goedeke can fill in for some of the “nastiness”.

    And before I get to sorry for poor Ryan…he’s earned over 35 MILLION in his NFL career. I think 35 million would help soothe any disappointment I felt.

  29. unbelievable Says:

    Wells is a liability. Can’t go max protect on every pass.

    Hainsey and Goedke did pretty good tho overall.

  30. Wild Bill Says:

    I think the rookie tight ends and Hainsey and Goedeke may have raised the tough guy quotient for the Bucs offense! Bucs have been more of a finesse team on offense in the past. Looks like we have 4 bulldozer studs with these four young guys who should get even better with experience.