Brett Goode: 2011 Green Bay Packers Evaluation and Report Card

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Brett Goode
Brett Goode

1) Introduction: I wouldn’t mind having Brett Goode’s life. He pals around with Aaron Rodgers, gets a front row seat to watch the Packers every Sunday and does the only job he’s assigned to do very well.

2) Profile:

Brett Goode

Position: LS
Height: 6-1
Weight: 255 lbs.
AGE: 27

Career Stats:

3) Expectations coming into the season: Avoid the closeup. If the long snapper gets a closeup on TV, it’s usually because he just snapped the ball over the punter’s head. Goode managed to stay off TV this season

4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: Every time Goode hits the punter or the holder right in the hands, it’s a highlight. Lowlights have to be only managing one tackle. At 6-1, 255 pounds, Goode just doesn’t have the size to be an impact player once the ball is kicked.

5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: Both Mason Crosby and Tim Masthay had good seasons and some of that credit goes to Goode. It means a lot when a long snapper has good velocity and puts the ball right where it needs to be.

6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: Unfortunately, the Packers had to punt more often than they would have liked. At least Goode’s snaps were accurate.

Season Report Card:

(B+) Level of expectations met during the season
(C) Contributions to team’s overall success.
(C) Contributions to team during the playoffs

Overall Grade: B

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Adam Czech is a freelance reporter and a Packers fan living in the Twin Cities. Follow Adam on Twitter. Read more of Adam\\\'s writing on the Packers here.

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  • Ron LC

    And I thought I was a tough grader.

    • Adam Czech

      What would you have given him? I didn’t give an A for expectations because he only had one tackle. And a C should be the max for the other two categories because how much does a LS really make a difference in the overall success of a team?

      B sounded about right.

  • Lucas

    Adam, you seem to be one who evaluates each player…what does he need to work on to increase his tackles? Toughness? Getting off of blocks? Speed?

    • Adam Czech

      He’s a bit of a tweener. Not big/strong enough to easily shed blocks and not fast enough to be one of the first guys downfield.

      There were about 10 long snappers with only one tackle this season so it’s not an abysmal total, just not good enough to get him an A in the first category.

  • Dan

    I’m glad he’s on the team. He gets an A for No muffs

  • Steve Cheez

    How many tackles equal one bad snap?

    • JimR_in_DC

      Many! There are 10 other players that can help with the tackles. Only one guy on the field can do the snapping.