Dashon Goldson Signing A Year-Long QuestMarch 13th, 2013
The three of them marched to the dais. Newly signed safety Dashon Goldson, Bucs coach Greg Schiano and rock star general manager Mark Dominik.
For Dominik, getting Goldson in the Bucs fold was the end of a year-long battle. Dominik admitted he had tried to trade for Goldson a year ago, to no avail.
When Goldson was not franchised by the NFC champion 49ers after the Super Bowl, Dominik pounced. And the Goldson signing may not be the last acquisition the Bucs make.
“I will say this: We don’t stop. We will look for any way to improve our football team,” Dominik said. “We will continue to look and the Glazer family will continue to provide resources.”
Dominik said he likes to “strike and attack” when there is a talented player like Goldson, like Carl Nicks, like Vincent Jackson, like Kellen Winslow available.
For all the nervous Nellies who wanted Goldson signed last night, Dominik cautioned those with the patience of a housefly.
“It’s not as simple as, ‘Do you want it? Yeah, I’ll take it,” Dominik said of contract negotiations. “I was encouraged we got [Goldson] on the first flight [out last night]. I was excited we got a chance to recruit him. Yeah, I was nervous.”
Dominik was hesitant to discuss any future transactions, partly because, in his own words, “This is Dashon’s day.”