New Bucs OL Goedeke Is A Brawler Like Jensen


When the Bucs drafted Luke Goedeke within the second spherical of final month’s draft, it was clear that he’s a excellent match.

From his enjoying fashion to his persona, he simply felt like Tampa Bay’s sort of offensive lineman. Maybe a part of the reason being that it’s simple to attract similarities between him and the person he’ll play alongside – middle Ryan Jensen.

On the night time he was drafted, Goedeke instructed the Tampa media he’s a “nasty man” on the sphere. His purpose? He needs to “bury guys and simply put worry of their eyes.” Doesn’t that sound eerily much like Jensen’s recreation? Offensive line coach Joe Gilbert thinks so.

“He’s acquired just a little Jensen in him, there ain’t little question about that. Which is an efficient factor,” Gilbert mentioned Tuesday. “Typically the blokes have an f— you block on the market. It’s like – overlook the approach, we’re simply gonna, you understand… And he’s acquired that.”

Central Michigan G Luke Goedeke – Photograph courtesy of CMU

Having a man who can replicate Jensen’s brawling fashion can profit the Bucs’ offensive line, particularly within the run recreation. Nevertheless, Gilbert mentioned it’s essential to rein these fiery tendencies in when wanted.

“I feel there’s a effective line,” Gilbert mentioned. “You’ve acquired to be sensible. There’s some instances you utilize these blocks, at instances the place you say, ‘We’ve acquired to make a press release right here.’ But it surely’s on a run play whenever you’re not giving up a sack. There’s a few of that to [Goedeke].

“However there’s all the time that outdated saying, you’ll be able to’t train an outdated canine to chunk. You ain’t gonna have to show him to chunk. That a part of it, we might have form of pull him again, which you’d somewhat do than should go the opposite method.”

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