Barron And Goldson “Perfect” Combo

May 20th, 2014

Joe remembers last year when the Bucs signed “Hawk” Dashon Goldson, many Bucs fans and national football observers grumbled about how Goldson and Mark Barron were too much alike, therefore, it was a wasted acquisition.

Bucs coach Lovie Smith will have none of that. Today, Lovie raved about Barron and Goldson, going so far as to refer to them as a “perfect” combination.

“Critical for us to have great safety play,” Lovie said. “Been like that since the beginning of time. It hasn’t changed. We are as good as anybody around at the safety position. [Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron] are perfect matches for what we are going to do.”

Of course, Lovie didn’t exactly cough up what he expected Barron and Goldson to do, but it sure seemed like the play of the safeties in his defense may be the most important element short of stopping the run.

Joe will be interested to see how things shake out for Barron and how he complements Goldson, who some believe has under-performed. Goldson seems to have been labeled a headhunter by league official types and is being targeted by referees.

19 Responses to “Barron And Goldson “Perfect” Combo”

  1. KJ Says:

    Funny coincidence! Last year, that’s what opposing wide receivers called them.

  2. brandonbucfan Says:

    I will defer to coach, but still feel they are very much alike in that they are more runstoppers than ball hawks. Don’t see us having a safety to handle the new speedster rookie with the Saints.

  3. ander Says:

    is critical for dashon goldson to play great this year if he wants to be part of our future

  4. biff barker Says:

    Didn’t the 49ers run the cover 2 when Goldson was there?

  5. canadian bucsfan Says:

    All the Barron haters will like what they see this year!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Barron is fine….concerned with Goldson…needs to step up!!!

  7. Vico Says:

    BIg responsibility as no one was brought in to help in either LB or S positions.

  8. Espo Says:

    Biff, everyone runs the Tampa 2 at some point.

    I expect Major Wright to start sometime this year for one reason or another.

  9. Architek Says:

    I just have to trust Lovie – they both have tremendous talent and ability.

    Coaching can be the missing pieces.

  10. Nick H Says:

    Separate the receiver from the ball, that’s what cover 2 safeties need to do and I don’t think these two will have any issues whatsoever.

  11. Player1 Says:

    Anyone remember John Lynch being an air hawk in this scheme?

  12. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Time for both of these safeties to live up to the expectations!

  13. owlykat Says:

    Lovie will change that tune quickly if Goldson hasn’t learned how to make a crushing hit legally and gets another suspension. But with Tandy and Major Wright in the wings, no worries, because both of them are ball hawks and know how to play safety too, the right way! We can always trade Goldston back to the 49′ers, especially if one of their safeties goes down. The best Safety for the Bucs, Lynch, took three years in the NFL to develop into an All Pro. Here is hoping with Lovie’s fine coaching this is the breakout year for Barron who has shown flashes of brillance. Now is the time to get it all together, Young Man! Lovie is not going to keep any player that does not make a maximum effort on every play and proves their value on the field with their production. Fail him and he will find your replacement who will succeed for him. (Herron and Demps better be taking lots of reps after practice to get all the dropsies out of their systems right now or they may be the ones cut to make way for the try out players Lovie will be adding soon. He isn’t going to put up with drops or fumbles!) He will tolerate Glennon only long enough to up his trade value so next year he can take that pick and add it to our first pick and get Marrioti, the real QB for the future with great mobility and Tedford can transform into our first Franchise QB!

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  14. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Game One: Goldson commits a foul that gets him suspended for next 4 games.
    Game Six: Goldson commits a foul that gets him suspended for the rest of the season.

    Baron earns a Pro Bowl spot.

  15. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    It doesn’t actually matter how Goldson does. He will be cut after the season.

  16. Piratic Says:

    Joe Says: “Of course, Lovie didn’t exactly cough up what he expected Barron and Goldson to do, but it sure seemed like the play of the safeties in his defense may be the most important element short of stopping the run.”

    -Am I reading this right? Are you saying that pressuring the QB ranks no higher than third in this scheme!?!

  17. bigpoppabuc Says:

    It’s going to be a thing of beauty. Barron has been focusing on making him game legal, but I fully expect him to adjust and continue lighting people up. (go watch that jets game again and you will see what these safeties can do, and coaches who played us said time and time again that they have to deal with our safeties. I dint know where some the negativity comes from but Lovie is right… We’ve got the best tandem in the league, and Barron is only getting better and better utilized.

    our secondary lies more on the sophomore, Jonathan Banks. If he can take his game to the next level our defense becomes elite again (of course, I’m banking on the pass rush improving). Banks is a smart player but he’s gonna be getting drilled on his technique all summer. If he can get it down and cover the other edge, we can FORCE offenses to get rid of it quick across the middle where our all pro linebacker and two beastly safeties can do what they do best.

  18. $acbuc$ Says:

    The refs seen in the jets game that we would crush fools. That Game made me say ” We are not the same Buccaneers from last year.” It reminded me of the Good ol Days. How we would just GANG TACKLE all ball carriers. The first couple of plays of the Jets game we hurt The TE, slot Wr and RB.

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    @owlykat- ” He will tolerate Glennon only long enough to up his trade value so next year he can take that pick and add it to our first pick and get Marrioti, the real QB for the future with great mobility and Tedford can transform into our first Franchise QB!”
    You go ahead and sit around waiting for the next guy. Meanwhile, real fans will support their QBs McCown and Glennon. “Next year”, give me a break!
    I like the play of our safeties, minus the flags of course. This team will be better overall with the new regime.

 
 

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