Right Side Of Offensive Line Pulls Off Rare Feat

January 15th, 2024

Answering the bell.

Here is one of the coolest stats Joe has seen in a while and given recent history, the Bucs either know what they are doing or have insane luck.

The entire right side of the Bucs’ offensive line, third-year player Robert Hainsey at center, rookie Cody Mauch at right guard and second-year player Luke Goedeke at right tackle have not missed a snap all year.

Go look it up. They have not missed one offensive snap. That is crazy good.

From what Joe understands that is huge in the development of an offensive line. Joe has been told by offensive line coaches, offensive coordinators and NFL suits that the best way to develop an offensive line is through consistency.

Well, nothing is more consistent than three guys playing together like Hainsey, Mauch and Goedeke.

“It helps a lot,” Mauch told Joe last week. “You’ve taken a snap with these guys in practice and in games. You get a good feel for each other. What they are going to give you on certain blocks and what they are expecting from you.

“Building that cohesion and camaraderie between the guys, you [become] a lot more familiar with them.”

Goedeke believes perhaps no one has benefitted more than Mauch. At least Goedeke had experience before this season playing right tackle, though the MAC is a bit different than the NFL.

Mauch has been learning a totally different position, a totally different area of the line at the highest level.

“I thought Cody has done a good job not just from switching from left to right but switching from exterior to interior at that,” Goedeke said. “He’s done a great job so far.”

Baker Mayfield loves that those three always answer the bell. And knowing offensive linemen take brutal punishment, Mayfield made it clear he is proud of his guys toughing it out.

“For me, it’s great to have that consistency knowing to be patient up front,” Mayfield told Joe. “Just the improvement [of the offensive line by not missing a snap] as the year has gone [is very helpful]. For them to be in-sync in the run game and the pass protection stuff [helps a lot].

“It speaks volumes to how they are taking care of their bodies and doing everything they can to play and play through pain. I appreciate them.”

Goedeke said not missing a snap is what he and Mauch and Hainsey take a lot of pride in.

“We have a saying in our training room, ‘Your best ability is your availability,'” Goedeke said. “So, staying on top of our preparation and [work on conditioning], it is huge.”

Mayfield sort of touched upon the hidden advantage offensive linemen had in not missing snaps. No player can improve much unless he gets on the field. Not missing a snap for those three still young players has really elevated their games.

27 Responses to “Right Side Of Offensive Line Pulls Off Rare Feat”

  1. Hodad Says:

    Mauch went backward more then forward last game. He got completely owned knocked on his back twice that I saw. You know who looks good?, the kid from Michigan. What a novel idea, draft a kid who played the position you need at a high level with a big program for three years. Mauch is playing O.K., but we’re giving this guy, and Licht for picking him to much credit. Oh, and Hainsey sucks at center, but Joe’s right, he didn’t miss a game.

  2. BucU Says:

    This Oline is going to have to play the game of their lives tonight if we’re to win.
    We must put up some points.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The RBs have taken most of the beating……still a weak run-blocking line.

    Hainsey is the weak link here……I am hopeful we draft a C or LG in round 1.

  4. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    I agree with you.

    Zach Zinter from Michigan is 6’6” 320 lbs and he is a masher at guard and would be an instant upgrade from Mauch or Stinnie.

    Robert Hainsey also needs to be replaced.

    Sedrick Van Pran is a 6’4” 320 lb. monster from Georgia who would be an instant upgrade from Hainsey.

  5. BelleGladeBuc Says:

    Thank you Joes for always focusing on all parts of a football team.

    It’s so nice to have a site for my Bucs that always has articles and discussions about the OLINE.

  6. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    They will replace Hainsey, Mauch ain’t going nowhere.

  7. garro Says:

    That is pretty amazing. Especially when you look at all the injuries last season.

    Go Bucs!

  8. realistic-optimistic Says:

    Mauch is going to be a good one, and Goedeke played well at RT this season. Still need to replace Hainsey though. It’s nice that he’s durable, but we need a C that can win his matchups.

  9. Joe Says:


    You are welcome!

    FYI, Cody Mauch fell off in the second half last week. In the first half he looked like Ryan Jensen at guard. The rookie wall hits hard.

  10. BelleGladeBuc Says:


    I never played pro, only in college, but I have heard exactly what you’re saying that the rookie wall is no joke.

    I remember Mauch was doing great this season and Feller/Stinnie were our weak link along with Hainsey, but now Mauch was getting rag dolled by Burns and Brown in last week’s game, which means our entire interior offensive line was our weak link last week. That was frustrating to watch. I guess like you said he’s hit the rookie wall.

    My dream draft is Zinter at G and Van Pran at C. Baker and our offense would be dangerous with Wirfs, Zinter, Van Pran, Mauch, and Goedeke blocking for them!

  11. Goldy Says:

    I think the center of the OL is hot garbage and the edge of the DL needs upgrading, but I think the front office was stymied in the 2021 draft. Gregory Rousseau and Odafe Oweh were drafted right in front of the Bucs at the end of Rd.1, which leads to JTS; and Creed Humphrey was drafted right in front of the Bucs in Rd. 2 which leads to Trask. If the DL has either Oweh or Rousseau at Edge, the defense is markedly better at pressuring the QB. While having Humphrey at Center not only improves our OL by leaps and bounds, it also weakens KC’s.

  12. Tom Says:

    Guards, centers and tackles all require different skill sets to be successful. Guards have to be maulers with extreme physical strength to withstand large DTs. Centers have to be both physical and cerebral to handle line calls and nimble enough to snap the ball and get into the play! And tackles need much more athleticism to handle speed rushers and block 1 v 1 on edge. Bucs tried to make Godeke a guard last year and failed miserably. Hainsey was a OT at notre dame and not a center. Even Mauch was a college OT and he struggles in run blocking as a pro guard. Pick the best college players at their natural positions and stop trying to fit square pegs into round holes!

  13. Dana Says:

    This team is more solid than you guys see. If they let go D. White, Edmonds, Gage, Barrett, Moore, JTS, Dean for sure, Hall, OConnor, Feller, Leverett, and Wolford. Some of these peices can be traded and others cut from the roster.
    We have Walton and Skule at tackle that needs some snaps or to be cut and replaced. We do not properly manage our current talent.
    Jensen is planning to come back in 2024 because his status changed last week on the roster if you didn’t notice.
    We need to also trade away the next two years of first and second round draft picks because this organization can not judge the difference between 1st and UDFAs.
    Get as many 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th round picks as we can in the draft for 2024. Backfill the empty positions and have players compete for the jobs. Additionally, these lower draft picks will cut the salary cap significantly.
    We have Tucker and Patrick Laird on the bench and they both are better backs than White or Edmonds.
    Lastly, we’re do we need to improve to win a Super Bowl again?
    We are one EDGE RUSHER away from having a normal Buccaneers top 3 defense. Because we don’t know how to draft one, we need to go and BUY a JJ WATT, Pierre Paul, etc…
    We have Mayfield, Trask and young pickup a young QB3 to begin developing him now for the future. We do not need Wolford if we are not even playing Trask.
    I just built a cheaper, faster, younger, hungrier team that retained the likes of Goodwin, Evan, David, Mayfield, Trask, Tucker, Davis, Winfield, the O-lune plus Jensen, the current special teams which is the best in the NFL, Jarrett, YaYa, JJ Russell, WATTS, Ko Kieft, Merriweather, Nelson, Dennis, Stinnett, Gaines, Hayes, Izen, Britt, McCollum, Goldstone, Luke G, Wirfs, Tompkins, Kancey, Otton, Durham, Vea, Palmer, Camara, Cody M, and R White.
    This is about 40 slots taken. So, we have 13 slots or so on the 53 man roster to fill for next year and the practice squad. Now you can see we need more picks because we are still to old and slow.

  14. StickinUp4Centers Says:

    “You know who looks good?, the kid from Michigan. What a novel idea, draft a kid who played the position you need at a high level with a big program for three years.”

    Godeke played college ball at CENTRAL Michigan. While still D1, it’s not that big of a program

  15. Since76 Says:

    After watching the play off games I noticed that our line is giving Mayfield good pass pro. They don’t dominate and get good push in the run game, but they give Mayfield the time to throw most downs.

  16. StickinUp4Centers Says:

    “We need to also trade away the next two years of first and second round draft picks because this organization can not judge the difference between 1st and UDFAs.”

    Yeah, it really sucks to have Kancey, Godeke and Mauch. Much better to stockpile 4ths for all the Dardens we could draft.

    “This team is more solid than you guys see. If they let go D. White, Edmonds, Gage, Barrett, Moore, JTS, Dean for sure, Hall, OConnor, Feller, Leverett, and Wolford.”
    “I just built a cheaper, faster, younger, hungrier team”
    “This is about 40 slots taken. So, we have 13 slots or so on the 53 man roster to fill for next year and the practice squad. Now you can see we need more picks because we are still to old and slow.”

    All you did was suggest cutting 1/4 of the team, trading away draft picks, and signing an edge rusher, which is not cheaper than using the first-round pick that you traded away on one. Then you proclaim that the Bucs are old and slow while you decide to cut JTS, Hall, and Dean who are all young and fast. You didn’t build anything except suggestions for your Madden game.

  17. Brandon Says:

    You dopes suggesting we draft a college guard don’t get it, do you? When has Licht EVER drafted a college guard? Never! Licht correctly believes that college guards aren’t worth draft picks. You draft the best athletes that were linemen and turn them into guards. Marpet, Cappa, Mauch, Donovan Smith were all collegiate left tackles. Only one stayed there in the pros. Goedeke, Wirfs, and Hainsey were collegiate right tackles and Wirfs was moved to left tackle and Hainsey to center. This is the way you build a line. Great collegiate tackles stay at tackle, good big tackles go to guard, good collegiate guards don’t play in the NFL.

  18. orlbucfan Says:

    Dana, it’s Chris GODWIN not GOODWIN! Otherwise, interesting comment. I’ve read for years that the offensive line takes the longest to jell. The linemen have to play together for some time in order to learn to function as a protective single unit. Bucs are 4 years removed from their second SB win. They’re retooling slowly. In Licht I trust. My worry is Canales.

  19. RCS Says:

    I don’t see why so many people are calling for Mauch to lose his job, We all saw what happened with Cappa. He struggled his first 2 seasons and then he became a very solid starter, and Mauch is actually ahead of where Cappa was his rookie year. Mauch will be fine, I think a we need to get a LG, and C in this draft for sure.
    One thing Jason has shown he can do is find OL in later RDs.
    CB has to be addressed 1st and 2nd rds.

  20. William Says:

    RCS I agree with your thought process and would take it one step further. Hainsey is in second season of ever playing center and doing it at the highest level of the sport. I’m not so quick to write him off and expect a big jump from him next season.

  21. firethecannons Says:

    Mauch needs to bulk up in the off season–wow he looks weak, Hainsey needs some competition too–not sold on the interior line. which one of these three cant make holes for the RB?

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m not even bashing anyone saying this, but remember before the season when pretty much everyone here was talking about how bad Goedeke was, and how the Bucs had to get a tackle.

    Licht excels with offensive lineman picks, that is one area where he absolutely shouldn’t be questioned.

    As for Cody, I think he’ll be much better next year after he has a chance to put on more weight and muscle. He knows what he’s doing, he screws up, but he can get manhandled occasionally. But his frame will allow him to put on size, which is why Licht always drafts college tackles. Hopefully he can hold up tonight, as I agree with those who think he might have hit a rookie wall.

  23. Daniel Hammond Says:

    I know and the worst thing is people try to blame our line which definitely is not the case

  24. sasquatch Says:

    At least Hainsey is well seasoned to be a dependable backup when he is replaced as a starter next year. I feel very good about 3 of 5 starters.

  25. Dave Pear Says:

    Matadors with longevity is good for bullfighting. Goedonkey is trash and Hainsey now lives in Baker’s lap. Why the Bucs got owned by the defensive lines of the Saints and the Panthers.

    I wonder if Todd considers a screen pass part of the deep passing game.

  26. Dan Naughton Says:

    When the Bucs go down and get 3 points it seems that they seem to win. Go bucs

  27. Suggiefresh Says:

    Some of you “experts” should stay silent if you haven’t played the game. Yes All Pro, Fletcher Cox playing the 3Technique got Rookie Cody Mauch a couple of times out of 60 snaps, show me a Rookie Right Guard who isn’t beaten a couple of times a game. The entire article is a reflection that getting experience under fire is the best teacher and they are still in the playoffs with two second year linemen, a rookie, a first year player at left Tackle and a journeyman Left Guard. Meanwhile, so many of the All-Pro and Pro Bowl linemen are sitting home watching these 5.