Goldson Strikes Gold; Signs With Bucs

March 13th, 2013

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It’s official. The Bucs have signed a true Pro Bowl veteran stud in his prime and parked him in the middle of their woeful secondary, a guy who played in the Super Bowl nine weeks ago and the last two NFC Championship games.

Former 49ers safety Dashon Goldson is the newest “Buccaneer Man.”

The New Schiano Order obviously is not messing around in its quest to improve the NFL’s worst secondary. And in Goldson, the Bucs also have added a little nasty edge and swagger to their emerging defense.

Jimminy Christmas! If the Bucs pull off the rumored trade for Darrelle Revis, and he’s healthy, and Ronde Barber returns, and they sign another cornerback and draft one, the Bucs’ secondary could go from worst to first.

Dreaming aside, a team can’t go wrong — shouldn’t go wrong — signing a proven Pro Bowler in his prime. Joe also likes that Goldson played for tough guys Jim Harbaugh and Mike Singletary. Goldson should not be phased by “Toes on the line.”

Update: Per, Goldson’s deal will have a total value of $41.25 million with $22 million guaranteed.

69 Responses to “Goldson Strikes Gold; Signs With Bucs”

  1. RCH Says:

    S Dashon Goldson gets five years, $41.25 million, with $22 million guaranteed from the Bucs

  2. BOb Says:

    8 mil a year. lets go get some CBs

  3. Buc'N'iT Says:

    Smith next please

  4. SensibleBuc Says:


  5. TampaRob Says:

    a lot of CBs out there now… go bargain hunting. Winfield maybe? Don’t spend it on Smith.. market for CBs is really diluted.

  6. JcT Says:

    Great signing. Like the way we are progressing the last couple years.

  7. Brandon Says:

    Wow, now that’s overpaying. Goldson went from $6.2 mil a year to over $8 million.. Wow, for a safety, no less!!

    Joe, what is your fascination with shoving Revis down our throats? He will want $15 mil a season plus whatever draftpick compensation the Jets will demand. That is ridiculous. You don’t pay draft picks and salary for a guy, that’s double spending and mortgaging the future… which is even worse when the guy’s coming off a major knee injury and pain in the butt.

  8. Colorado Buc Says:

    Hell YEAH!! Thanks Domminick You just guaranteed atleast one more new Jersey bought by this guy!

  9. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Its like Christmas in March! Any more under the tree???

  10. Buc'N'iT Says:

    If we can have smith for what we pay Eric I’m all for it and another second tier Cb

  11. Jason Says:

    Aso and Cox…then draft a corner in the 2nd or 3rd. Use the first on an End…

  12. Kurius Boy Says:

    Bout time! CB time now, Go Bucs!!

  13. boutbucktime Says:

    Goldson’s deal will have a total value of $41.25 million with $22 million guaranteed from the Bucs.

  14. Tampa2 Says:

    Brandon – do us all a favor and shut up

  15. Brandon Says:

    We should’ve given that money to Paul Kruger and given ourselves a legitimate pass rush. Cleveland ONLY gave him him $40 mil over 5. You don’t build defenses in the NFL from the back up, you start with the defensive line and work your way back.

  16. Jason Says:

    You can have Reggie White, Bruce Smith, Warren Sapp, and Kris Jenkins on the line and not even know it if your secondary can’t cover for more than 2.5 seconds.

  17. SilenceTheCritics Says:

    Sign Bennett, a CB or 2 and were in good shape heading into the draft. A RT would be an added bonus.

  18. BOb Says:

    i agree with brandon….. but you have to fix your glaring needs. they are doing that. nothing says they dont sign avril or someone else so lets not act like kruger was our only bet for a d-line free agent signing.

    i wouldnt doubt they draft a d-lineman in the 1st round

  19. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    It is NOT YOUR money.

    Let the Bucs spend their money the way they want.

  20. thomas 2.2 Says:

    This guy is a physical, physical hitter and game changer assuming that the NFL doesnt legislate him impotent through rule changes.

    That is my only concerning about placing too much emphasis on physical safeties in today’s changing NFL.

    Otherwise, excellent signing Greg Schiano. I think that there is room for Ronde as nickel, run down corner etc. With Ronde, Goldson and Barron – you have a top takling secondary.

    A far cry from the embarrassment days of Morris.

  21. Vic66 Says:

    Brandon Please heed Tampa2’s advice.

  22. Gus Says:

    @Brandon even Baltimore says he isn’t worth half that money

  23. @MikeInTampa2 Says:


  24. Tampa2 Says:

    I think Mark Dominik understands finances, and can crunch numbes “just a little” better than you can. But hey, if it makes you feel better just author up a strongly worded letter to one buc place to the attn of the General Manager and tell him how to do his job.

    Market Value dude. You want a guy like Goldson, then you better show him the money. You can’t have it both ways boy geniuses..

  25. mjmoody Says:

    Barron’s development just escalated. SF DB’s talked last year about Goldson’s leadership and example he set in their room. IMHO this guy is not only an 8 million FS, but a potential new captain in the DB room. If nothing else it puts Barron back into the SS position he is more familiar with.

  26. Vic66 Says:

    Bob:: take your name out of website field and take the advice given to Brandon.

  27. Justin Suttrich Says:

    The way I see it we still need 7 more starters, 3 on offense and 4 on defense.
    3.Slot Receiver

    1. 2 CB
    2. OLB
    3. DT

  28. BOb Says:

    the contract has a favorable structure (for the bucs) in the first two years

    im wondring if that means its front loaded or back loaded. either way we got to ramp up the CB

  29. BigMacAttack Says:

    Sweet!!!! movin on to the next sucka.

  30. Sneedy16 Says:


    Who was to say Paul Kruger would of came to the Bucs. The money he got was from a team with more cap space than the Bucs, plus Cleveland would of match whatever the Bucs put on the table. To me it wouldn’t make sense to take a 3-4 LB and make him into a 4-3 DE.

  31. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    Yeah really… ask Barber if he would like to return as a nickle/blitzing specialist?

  32. raphael Says:

    two words for ya : ROCK STAR !

    way to go DOM !

  33. Mark Says:

    If we pickup Revis, that could shutdown half the field.

  34. Sneedy16 Says:

    Every year we so called overpay for a good player. I remember that we overpaid for Vincent Jackson, and look how that worked out. You have to pay for the talent and if overpaying is what it takes then so be it.

    What some do not understand is the fact that Dom front loads contracts so the Bucs have cap room in the future.

  35. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    Brandon’s worried about OPM.

    Otha People’s Money!!!!!

    Hey Brandon, if you were a decision maker, then you wouldn’t be crying on a blog’s comment forum.

  36. Macabee Says:


    The benchmark for the Goldson contract was FS Eric Weddle, Chargers who signed a 5 year contact for 40mil with 19mil guaranteed. That contract was done on 7/29/2011. The Goldson contract is about right for a player with his stature (pro bowl/all pro) and on-field accomplishments in 2013.

  37. don' Says:

    WTG Dominik!

  38. Orlandobucfan Says:

    Gas and Fire up the jet go get smith to come over. Once there on the jet they don’t go back.

  39. BOb Says:

    yo vic… add something to the conversation bud……..or just keep regurgitating someone elses 2nd grade attempt at a putdown……whichever!

  40. patrickbucs Says:

    boom! hardest hitting safety tandem in the NFL

  41. Nate Says:

    My favorite Team besides the bucs last year was the seahawks.. I like how our team is turning into them! Our Safetys are beasts!

  42. Que589 Says:

    Great move! Now let’s go get Grimes (6mil), Keenan Lewis (5mil), Bennett or Arvil (8mil). The Jets are getting cold feet

  43. Bucs Fan #238 Says:

    Even though I’m in your camp on the subject BOb… What Vic SHOULD have said was:

    “Hey BOb, don’t forget to re-new your domain name to boob dot net!”

    Now THAT would have been funny, I don’t care who you are.

  44. cbell96825 Says:

    Its funny how we all kept waiting for this and now its on to the next story .

  45. SensibleBuc Says:

    Next move we’ll hear about: Bucs will sign Leon Washington after he’s granted his release

  46. J 2.0 Says:

    For all of the Kruger lovers. Kruger is a 3-4 specialist. Not only that, HE HAS ONLY STARTED 6 GAMES IN HIS CAREER. Do you really want to take a $40 million gamble on a DE who has only started 6 games in his career.

  47. Snook Says:

    BOOM goes the dynamite.

  48. PRBucFan Says:

    So much for Tampa not having the ability to attract top-flight FA’s lol

    Now, Grimes pls?

  49. ElioT Says:

    We’ll see how the Kruger thing works out… Something tells me that Cleveland won’t be naming streets after him.

    I really like the moves Dom and Schiano are making (Eric Wright aside). They are getting leaders that are on the field for nearly every snap.

    Would love to see us pick up another 2-3 CBs and a DE in FA and open up the draft for best player available: OT, TE, DT, WR, LB…

    Go Bucs!!!

  50. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    The “Legion of BOOM” is here!!!

  51. J 2.0 Says:

    Love this Joe, what’s next?

  52. Sneedy16 Says:

    @J 2.0

    I agree, he wasn’t even a full-time DE. He played LB and 3rd down DE.

  53. Sneedy16 Says:

    There will be a run on CB in a few. I think agents are waiting on the first signing to gauge the market value.

  54. BOb Says:

    barron and goldson the “dreaded duo” ????????

    “destruction of dread” ??????? others?

  55. Jacko101 Says:

    Tampa Bay Fans who would like to catch a pass in the middle of the field against our D now? ……. Crickets Go Bucs!!!!!! Go get some corners

  56. RCH Says:


    exactly once the first domino goes they start to fall. This is very telling to see how the “Rock Star” plays poker.

  57. pick6 Says:

    yes, it’s a hefty contract, but when you consider he is getting barely more on average than we committed to eric wright….home run!

  58. Neil Says:

    So great, I’ve had NFL network on for the past hour and they barely even mentioned it! Pissed about that. Awesome, that as fans we know if the GM wants a particular guy he goes out and does what he has to…to bring him to Tampa and sign him!

    On a different note, the Cardinals and Lions both grabbed running backs (they were named as potential trading partners for Blount). Maybe saving him for the Jets…

  59. Vic66 Says:

    Well done Buccaneer Front Office and yes thank you Glazers for your help and support during negotiations. This guy sure sounds like a Buccaneer Man!

  60. Jacko101 Says:

    And don’t forget we play the Niners At home this season

  61. PRBucFan Says:

    I love the attitude he brings to our defense

  62. TPCMatt Says:

    Wow, Goldson looked and sounded high as a kite, just now on NFL Network. Hopefully, he’s just jet lagged.

  63. BucFan20 Says:

    Somebody call Sapp and ask him who is next.

  64. Capt. Tim Says:

    Thank you, Mr. Mark Dominick. I believe you signed the best available defensive Player! And at a spot if need.

    Joes right! We sign a couple of Good Free agent Cornerbacks, then draft one- our secondary could be league best! Especially if we sign Revis!

    Great job on this signing- this young man is a great talent!

    Mr. Goldson, welcome to Tampa!! You are most welcome!!

  65. feelthepewterpower Says:

    To anyone:

    So why did San Fran not try and retain him? Other needs first? Cap/money issues? The 49ers organization wasn’t sold on Goldson for the money, like Bennett with the Buccaneers? If teams want to keep you, they’ll usually find a way, no?

  66. Bobby Says:

    Great addition to the Bucs. Anyone going in safety territory is guaranteed to get thumped with Barron and Goldson. Sounds like a law firm back there…’Barron & Goldson’… “come to us if you want to feel like you’ve been in a car wreck.”

  67. thegregwitul Says:

    Love the signing and I’m excited to see Goldson and Barron together in the secondary, I expect the two of them to be vicious.

    I’ve said it for years on a couple different Tampa message boards; the Glazers will spend money. For all those who were crying when the Bucs didn’t go all out on Haynesworth, Nnamdi and Doug Free, these last two season show that when a marquee player hits free agency in their prime, as Goldson, V-Jax and Carl Nicks did (remember, all three would have been franchise tagged if the salary cap wasn’t an issue), the Bucs will be aggressive in making an offer to land their man.

    I don’t know the breakdown of the contract in terms of how much Goldson will earn each season, but credit Dom and the front office for structuring these deals to allow the team to be aggressive in free agency for the second season in a row. With another strong draft, this could finally be the season the Bucs make it back to the postseason.

    If I’m Tampa, I’m now looking for a veteran defensive end to replace Bennett and mentor the youth on this team, a TE such as Brandon Myers (underrated athlete who can produce) and at least one CB such as Sean Smith or Revis in a trade. I think with moves like this, Ronde would be refreshed to give it another go and in the draft we can target LB, CB and OT with the first three picks.

  68. lurker Says:

    great job dominick. good teamwork with schiano.

    with schiano….unlike other fools who think it is only schiano doing anything for the team and can’t give credit to dominick.

  69. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Love this signing. Not too keen on the thought of Revis but there are not a lot of options.

    One thought on Wright…why is be filing a grev if the Bucs have not voided his contract yet? Or did I miss it?