Bucs Got What They Wanted In GoldsonSeptember 9th, 2013
Perhaps safety Dashon Goldson’s bone-crushing, head-rattling hits are a good thing in the end. .
Yes, those hits draw costly penalties, but if they can send receivers to the locker room like they did yesterday, and intimidate, maybe that’s got more upside over the course of a season. Hey, wishful thinking never hurt.
Keep in mind, the Bucs knew what they were getting in Goldson. He was fined four times last season for hits and conduct. Tampa Bay paid him a lot of money to hit like he did against the Jets, hits that will incur hefty fines for his repeated skull-bashing. And Goldson says he won’t be changing anytime soon.
“How do you tell Goldson not to hit the guy?” Buccaneers Radio Network analyst and former tight end Dave Moore wondered aloud. Moore seems to believe the threat of Goldon’s punishment over the middle comes with plenty of upside.
Regardless, Joe knows the NFL wants to play touch football and call it tackle football.
It sucks. The safety rules don’t all make a lot of sense when you start to break them down. Soon the NFL won’t allow low hits, either. Look for more personal fouls for Goldson.