“He’s Just One Of Those Nasty Guys”

May 5th, 2012

So what did the Bucs really get in fifth-round pick Najee Goode out of West Virginia?

Former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht, also an ex-Mountaineer, offered a scouting report during an interview with Tom Krasniqi on WHBO-AM 1040 Thursday.

“Goode’s a stout, strong, physical football player. Downhill, aggressive, you know, can mess with the big linemen and go make some punishing tackles,” Becht said. “He’s just one of those nasty guys, got an attitude, kind of a bad-ass attitude. That’s kind of the force and presence he brought for the West Virginia defense.”

Joe likes the sound of that. And Joe’s hoping/praying Goode can legitimately push Quincy Black.

On sixth-round cornerback Keith Tandy, Goode’s roommate at West Virginia, Becht called said his play was “nothing great but nothing average” and Tandy is “well-rounded at his position.”

12 Responses to ““He’s Just One Of Those Nasty Guys””

  1. deminion Says:

    good we need another mean LB

  2. ClayBURN94 Says:

    Thats just what this defense needs. One bad S.O.B thats gonna bring toughness to this D. Something they sorely lacked last year. Sound like hardy hardy nickerson anyone?

  3. Buconomics Says:

    Schiano knows what he’s doing. Drafting guys who can tackle and bring it every play!!

    He only saw this guy up close play his team every season for the last few years.

  4. Thomas2.2 Says:

    Sounds like a perfect fit for MLB – something we desperately need.

    It makes no sense to leave Foster, a natural OLB inside and move Goode a natural MLB outside – solely bc your idiot prior HC played Foster out of position for the last horrible NFL season.

    You fans embrace these dumb ideas, like Foster in the middle or Jermaine Phillips at OLB, that were tried and failed by an incompetent coach.

    Let Goode and Foster play where they belong. Goode is more of an OLB than Foster is a Mike. Foster is absolutely a fish out of water in the Middle.

    Schiano knows this, he is just placating Dom for the time being. You watch – Foster goes outside, Goode in the middle. If Schiano leaves both Foster and Goode in the middle, Goode will beat him out – easily.

    If you guys are attached to Foster, you should be begging for him to be competing with Jane.

  5. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Although 2.2 has to toss in the unnecessary barbs directed against anyone and everyone, I have to agree that Foster belongs as the starting SLB and Black as the backup. Goode will probably prove to be better than anyone we currently have at the MLB, and David is definitely already penciled in as the starting WLB. Goode may prove to be better than his fifth round grade would lead you to believe. We’ll see.

  6. Jimmy Says:

    “Joe likes the sound of that. And Joe’s hoping/praying Goode can legitimately push Quincy Black.”

    Yeah, push his @ss right off the roster!

  7. TrueBlue Says:

    I think I’ll wait and see where Shiano and his assistants decide who plays where. There’s some reason Shiano was brought here. Let’s see how he puts this team together and how they play before deciding we know better.

  8. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    From the Buccaneers official website:

    “One thing people don’t realize is how fast he is,” said [Keith]Tandy. “Every time when we’d be running, he’d be right behind me. He can play every position at linebacker for us, like he did this year and has throughout his career. So he can teach the other guys and be a leader in that way.”

  9. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    From what I understand, Taliban is actually just the plural of Talib, which means student.

    One of my bosses’ last name is Taleban.

  10. So. Ill. Bucs Says:

    Whups, wrong thread.

  11. hamilton Says:

    foster will be all pro at mlb in 4 year,foster lead all rookie in tackles last year with no off season.

  12. pewterC Says:

    I’ve been saying it ever since the draft:

    WLB = David
    MLB = Goode
    SLB = Foster