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Long Snapper Goode Taking Nothing For Granted

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, May 15, 2009.

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    Long snapper Brett Goode received as big a vote of confidence from management last month as any player in his position could hope for.

    But even with the trade of Goode's long-snapping competition, J.J. Jansen, to Carolina for a future conditional draft pick, the second-year specialist isn't looking at his job as secure or his days of fighting for a career as over.

    He's still just getting started.

    "I take it as a vote of confidence, but also it's more that I have to prove them right, and it makes me want to work that much harder to improve and get better and help the team," Goode said during a break in his offseason workout program.

    "It's performance-based. Whether there's somebody here or not, I'm still pushing myself to win the job each and every day."

    As players like Goode know, competition in the NFL isn't always in-house. Any long snapper on another roster, as well as any capable long snappers available for tryouts, serve as competitio..

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