Rave Review Of Luke Goedeke

September 14th, 2022

Joe was sitting on this Luke Goedeke assessment that was delivered before opening day. It was filed at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters in the folder titled, “Let’s see what happens in Dallas.”

Head coach Todd Bowles visited SiriusXM NFL Radio to preview the Bucs-Dallas game and was asked about how his rookie left guard progressed and won the starting job.

Bowles spoke with exceptional confidence and sort of said Goedeke picked up steam and was not going to be denied.

“He did great. He’s a very tough competitor. And he loves ball. It’s hard to get guys that love football these days,” Bowles began. “He simply loves to play the game, especially loves playing offensive line. He’s a great guy in the run game. He’s gotten better in the pass game because he’s picking up twists and stunts now.

“We expect him to have one or two blips here or there, but overall it was hard to stop him and keep him back. Like, we don’t have a problem playing young players here. [Antoine] Winfield with us when we won the Super Bowl. We’ll put rookies in to play if they’re ready to play, and we’ll make sure they’re doing the things they can do while they learn the things that they can’t.”

For now, this story has a happy ending. Goedeke proved himself as a leader in the Bucs’ punishing rushing attack and his pass blocking was acceptable.

Man, Joe still can’t believe the night general manager Jason Licht had on Sunday, seven rookies contributed and his hand-crafted defense locked down Dallas on the road.

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27 Responses to “Rave Review Of Luke Goedeke”

  1. pewter941 Says:

    I wonder what Brady was yelling at him about, during the game?

  2. lambeau Says:

    Clearly Goedeke convinced Bowles and Goodwin during camp he could do it, so to everyone’s surprise they felt adding a vet was unnecessary; trust the staff.

  3. Infomeplease Says:

    Buc fans will soon find out that LG is a fierce ball player! Not unlike RJ!! Of course he’s not pro bowl material yet. Good things are coming soon!! LFG!!!

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    I am just a casual observer of games, but I thought he played very well. Just his first game too. He may be a gem.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Brady was yelling at Hainsey not Goedeke. He snapped the ball on the wrong snap count.

  6. Winny Testaverde Says:

    I saw Brady yell at Hainsey…not Goedeke. At any rate…both he and Bowles as HC are growing on me after a “N of 1” ( game ) at least. Bowles as a former player adds some street cred. I’m pretty sure he was a DB on the Washington team led by Doug Williams who took apart Denver in the Super Bowl.

  7. pewter941 Says:

    O yeah, my bad. I meant Hainsey.

  8. Coburn Says:

    I can’t believe it took me up until now to realize the guy’s initials also match the abbreviation for the position he plays… Just soemthing random as I read infos response

  9. mark2001 Says:

    If times get tough during a game, all this kid has to do, while the D is on the field, is close his eyes, remember his youth checking the cow barn with it is 20 below zero, with two feet of ice and snow on the ground, with no money in his pocket and a pail in his hand. And trudging off to the school gym to work out a number of hours and finding his way home through the woods, in the dark. And it will all be put into perspective that things could always be worse.

  10. RCS Says:

    Just think according to another Bucs news site he was one of the “Most Disappointing” Bucs of the night….

    Him and RH played really well – I think RH played so well that either him or Ryan G may fatch the Bucs a nice trading haul…

  11. teacherman777 Says:


    Interesting observation.

    I still would have taken Engram in the 2nd.

    But Goedeke looked good to me.

    I will have to shut up now.

    Go Bucs!

  12. Goatfarmer Says:

    An O-line depth signing still sounds like a prudent idea.

    Wells blows. Donnie is nicked up.

  13. Architek Says:

    Mean MOFO! He’s only going to get better…

  14. Hodad Says:

    Hainsey, and Goedeke passed their first test with flying colors. They’ll only get better, no more worries about LG, and center. The problem might be if Smith can’t play, or god forbid we lose Wirfs. Our back up tackles aren’t very good.

  15. firethecannons Says:

    Joe what was Brady yelling at Hainsey for during the game–saw it 1 time please investigate

  16. SlyPirate Says:


    I wasn’t excited about this draft pick. Nakobe Dean was on the board and LVD was hurt. A couple of injuries and now he’s the best pick in the draft.

  17. My Momma Says:

    My Momma say’s: “Bowles said Goedeke has gotten better in the pass game because he’s picking up twists and stunts now? What about swim moves and being pancaked? I thought lineman were supposed to be the one’s serving up pancakes, not the other way round. I’m sure Goedeke will be a fine LG, but let’s not throw him out there now. Wait till Trask takes the reigns. It’s complete malfeasance on Licht’s part to throw he and Wells out there with our 45 y/o QB. At least Hainsey had year to prepare.”

  18. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Don’t doubt Jason Licht when it comes to drafting the big guys.

  19. George Says:

    Luke performed better than I expected. Very aggressive on the run blocking. I am still concerned about the pass blocking . Hoping he makes small improvements each week.

    The Slimy Saints will be a learning experience for Luke

    Overall glad we drafted him and over time I think he can be a solid starter . Still concerned about the present though

  20. Gofortheface30 Says:

    They also ran pretty extensively to his side, where Lenny got most of his yards, which is interesting considering Shaq and Tristan (all pro level guys) on the right. Huge credit to the rook, he may very well be a monster at getting a push. Gnna need that against the saints

  21. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Just a guess…looks like Brady was yelling at Hainsey for a missed “line call” or perhaps a poorly timed snap. I enjoy that Brady has the brass ones to yell at teammates and resumè to back it up.

  22. Buczilla Says:

    I have no idea if this dude will ever be as good as Ali, but I love his attitude and he’s already a decent player. No one is even in Licht’s zip code when it comes to finding offensive linemen. It’s an awesome time to be a Bucs fan and the continuing success that we are enjoying now is rare as hell for our franchise.

  23. geno711 Says:

    I think Shaq Mason is a pretty strong pull guard. So, the running to the left side then makes sense. Mason pulls, Wirfs and his length seals off the backside.

    I can tell you this PFF grading system on OL and my eyeballs this past week are two different things. For instance:

    Josh Wells…………………………….75.0
    Donovan Smith………………………62.9
    Luke Goedeke………………………..49.6
    Robert Hainsey……………………….67.6
    Shaq Mason…………………………..54.9
    Tristen Wirfs………………………….79.0

  24. SOEbuc be Says:

    I’m thinking Brady was yelling at a lot of people, especially himself, Sunday night.

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    Gosh – it’s almost like Licht knows what he’s doing – and you, the dummy on the keyboard demanding we trade for someone, well it turns out you’re an idiot.

  26. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Hot Rod hopped up on White Claw again…sticking out his sunken chest calling people dummies, idiots etc while wearing his black belt in Keyboard Karate. I work with your stunt double…50ish…balding…Dockers with a baby boiler. We laugh at his false bravado too.

  27. Wild Bill Says:

    @SOE. I agree. Tom looked out of sorts. Not getting tds until late maybe. Don’t think Tom likes fgs especially with no tds. I didn’t see him smile until the one handed catch in the endzone.