“Going To Be Around A Lot Of Great Players”July 8th, 2013
Some say the Bucs overpaid for All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson in free agency last March.
Joe says, ‘So what if they did?’ The Bucs were desperate to fix a secondary that caused nightmares across the Bay area and laughter across the nation. If Goldson delivers, it won’t matter that he got a fattened payday. Winning salary-cap-management titles are worthless.
NFL Network analysts recently debated the top-impact free agents of 2013 and argued the worth of Ed Reed versus Goldson. The consensus was that Future Hall of Famer Reed (now with Houston) won’t have near the impact of Goldson.
“Dashon Goldson, he’s in the prime of his career, just coming off his sixth season. He’s durable guy. He plays with a lot of attitude. He’s going to be around a lot of great players,”" Brian Baldinger said.
It’s the last line there that caught Joe’s eye. Baldinger, like so many others, is acknowledging the Bucs’ loaded roster, complete with eight former Pro Bowlers and none older than 30. Then throw in superior talents like Lavonte David and Mike Williams and Josh Freeman.
Barring major injuries, Bucs fans would be well within their rights to stampede if this team delivers a losing record.