Brett Goode 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades

Green Bay Packers Report Cards, Player Grades

1) Introduction: Brett Goode is a long-snapper. In other words, he has the most thankless job in the world, and the only time you’ll hear his name called is when he screws up.

2) Profile: Brett Goode

  • Age: 30
  • Born: 11/02/1984, in Fort Smith, AR
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 255
  • College: Arkansas
  • Rookie Year: 2007
  • NFL Experience: 7 years

Career Stats and more:

 

3) Expectations coming into the season:  Don’t make a bad snap.

4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: No bad snaps!

5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: Gave Mason Crosby every chance to make a kick, but didn’t do a whole lot in coverage.

6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs:  Helped Crosby make 7 of 7 and didn’t cause a catastrophe.

7) Intangibles: That man can snap a ball.

Season Report Card (Player Grades):

(C) Level of expectations met during the season

(C) Contributions to team’s overall success.

(C+) Contributions to team during the playoffs

Overall Grade:  C

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Chad Toporski, a Wisconsin native and current Pittsburgh resident, is a writer for AllGreenBayPackers.com. You can follow Chad on twitter at @ChadToporski

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  • croatpackfan

    Fair grade…

  • Savage57

    True story: A friend had two sons. One, highly recruited, went to Notre Dame on a full ride, the other walked on at Duke. The one that went to that football powerhouse Duke was a 6th round pick and went on to have a 16-year career in the NFL as a long snapper that wound up with him having the record for the most games played for the franchise.

    Moral of the story? Long snapper ain’t the most glorious position, but it can be a long and lucrative one.

  • Since ’61

    Chad – I’m not sure why C grades. Goode did not make a bad snap all season. Which is his primary role on the team. I would have put him in the B range. I agree that his coverage wasn’t great but I would not knock him to the C range over it as long as his were good and they were. Thanks, Since ’61

    • dobber

      I couldn’t find his tackle or penalty numbers to see how he did there…

  • dobber

    I figure that if Jeff Janis can get his own grade category, then the long snapper should get his own, too. He gets BG’s across the board…how deep is your love, baby?

  • Thegreatreynoldo

    The methodology is not really suitable for grading long snappers and a few other positions. Perfection on the snaps is what is expected, and cannot be exceeded. Coverage is maybe 10% of his grade, with 90% being perfect snaps. I give Goode an A+ for his snaps (90%) and a D+ for his coverage. Overall Grade B.

    I mean if GB brought in competition, and the new guy could cover like a glove but the coaches thought he would have 2 or 3 bad snaps over the course of a season, Goode would play and the new guy would be cut.

    • Savage57

      He was the reason for all those blocked kicks.

      F.

      • Thegreatreynoldo

        What? Defensive linemen have to have their entire bodies lined up outside the snappers shoulders and can’t hit his head or neck. I completely do not understand how you have decided that Goode was at fault for the blocked kicks.