Dashon Goldson Will Help Banks, Wright

June 21st, 2013

Yes, Joe’s in a comic book kind of mode today, thanks to Darrelle Revis going DC Comics at his camp in metro Pittsburgh recently.

One reason the Bucs obtained the stud cornerback was, of course, to upgrade an abysmal pass defense. A secondary reason is that Revis allows the Bucs to shade their coverage to help out the corner opposite of Revis, whether that be Eric Wright or rookie Johnthan Banks.

And the guy best suited to help out in coverage on the opposite of Revis is “Batman” Dashon Goldson, writes Matt Williamson of ESPN.

By doing so, the rest of the secondary obviously can manipulate coverage to better deal with other threatening weapons. That means Revis’ counterpart, most likely the disappointing Eric Wright or second-round pick Johnthan Banks, will often have safety help over the top. I would imagine Tampa Bay is hoping Banks grabs hold of that starting spot and doesn’t let go. Wright has been a liability since signing a big contract with the Buccaneers. Leonard Johnson also should factor in as a physical quality fourth corner, but he is speed-deficient. Tampa Bay also signed Dashon Goldson, giving them an excellent pairing of safeties along with last year’s first-round selection, Mark Barron. Barron is more of the strong safety type — and Goldson more of a free safety — but both can operate near the line of scrimmage or deep in coverage.

Joe’s going to go out on a limb and say that unless he really struggles in training camp and preseason, the job playing corner opposite of Revis will be Banks’.

Clearly, teams are going to target Banks (or Wright) so help will be needed. Who better than head-hunting hitter Goldson?

The Bucs’ very own version of Batman.

14 Responses to “Dashon Goldson Will Help Banks, Wright”

  1. Biff Barker Says:

    Unlike Banks, the Bucs have so little invested in Wright at this point.
    Wright most likely will be the nickel and LJ at dime.

  2. Dave Says:

    Man I hope Bowers and Clayborn and McCoy get after the QB this year!!!
    That secondary can look awesome if there is a 1/2 second more pressure on the QB than last year.

  3. The 300's Says:

    I agree Joe with regards to Banks. And if Leonard Johnson can beat out Wright for the nickel spot……. hopefully he follows Myron Lewis out the door. That is a big if though.

  4. Walter Says:

    CB1: Revis
    CB2: Banks
    Nickel: Wright
    Dime: Johnson

    I see nothing wrong with that. Banks may be a little bit of a liability, but Goldson helping out over the top should ease the growing pains quite a bit. I think the biggest X Factor is Barron. Can he improve his own coverage skills? If he does, the secondary will be special.

  5. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Why can’t Myron help out?…Can Myron come out and play too?

  6. Curmudgeon Says:

    That moniker was already taken by LB Richard “Batman” Wood #54, one of the early great Buc defenders.

  7. the_buc_realist Says:

    Jfro is going to need the whole team of Super Friends to drag him to the playoffs.

  8. Couch Fan Says:

    Can’t wait to see the new secondary in action. about 5 more weeks.

  9. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Goldson will also really help Barron. Having Rhonde helped Baron last year but Rhonde was new to Safety…Goldson will be a great mentor to Barron.

  10. Cody Says:

    Gotta love “The No-Fly Zone”…

    That 1 extra second to get to the QB will make all the difference for our pass-rushers…By the time the first month of the regular season is in the books the entire league and all of the non-believers will know this team is for real…

  11. Vic66 Says:

    I for one don’t care what “Super Hero” monicer you tag our guys with as long as we can call them at the end of the season, “Super Bowl Winners”. I can dream can’t I?

  12. PRBucFan Says:

    “Leonard Johnson also should factor in as a physical quality fourth corner, but he is speed-deficient”

    LJ is way better than a fourth corner, will eventually challenge for a starting CB spot IMO.

  13. RustyRhino Says:

    Can’t players (even good ones) earn nicknames. I agree totally with crumudgeon Richard “batman” Wood earned his nickname it wasn’t appointed when he became a buccaneer

  14. scubog Says:

    Richard “Batman” Wood got his nickname at USC when a teammate asked where he was from and he replied in jest, “Gotham City”. There was no “earning” it. Upon arriving in Tampa, Equipment Manager Frankie Pupello painted the bats on his hand guards and elbow pads and the nickname continued here. Bet the Commissioner would have something to say about that now. Maybe Frankie could make a comeback and paint a hamster on # 22’s gear.