What Do Cadillac, Winslow and Goldson Share?

June 20th, 2013

When one thinks of Buccaneers of recent years who are in love with the game of football, Kellen Winslow does not come to mind. The guy loathed blocking, pouted when a teammate scored a touchdown, and didn’t want his “toes on the line.”

But per Josh Freeman, Winslow was a standout for his pure love of the game.

Today, Freeman talked about how he has gotten to know new Bucs All-Pro safety Dashon Goldson and has been blown away by how deeply Goldson loves football. Freeman said Cadillac Williams and Winslow were past Buccaneers whose football might rival Goldson’s, so Freeman explained on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620 this morning.

“Talking to [Goldson] about football, it kind of takes you back to, really, little league, just the love of the game, the love of going out and go hitting people,” Freeman said. “He’s an old school guy, but he brings it, man, like every day in practice. Every day and night.”

Joe’s most pleased to hear this from Freeman because Joe knows the young Bucs cornerbacks are surely experiencing the same vibe from Goldson, and more. That can only help rookie Johnthan Banks and friends develop great work habits.

18 Responses to “What Do Cadillac, Winslow and Goldson Share?”

  1. PRBucFan Says:

    You can clearly see the guys love for the game just by the mere fact that he was always ready and able to give 110% once he stepped on that field.

    Easily one of our most/if not the most productive/reliable/consistent offensive weapon we had during his time here. No if, ands, or, buts about that.

    You may not like the guy, but that changes little.

  2. Andrew 1 Says:

    “When one thinks of Buccaneers of recent years who are in love with the game of football, Kellen Winslow does not come to mind.”

    I dont believe that is a fair statement at all. Winslow was clearly passionate about the game, dating back to his “solder” rant, the problem was that he was unruly. he didnt want to follow the rules so he got the boot. to me those are two separate things. in any case, its water under the bridge now.

  3. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ PR

    nice post, I agree.

  4. Biff Barker Says:

    Joe, lets not forget his affect on Mark Barron. We knew he had the toughness, but now he’s got a mentor.

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    @Andrew 1
    Winslow refused to attend practices. That’s not loving football. He should have wanted to go to camps and practices to improve his game and conditioning.

    And now, he is a bottom scraper.

  6. Terraj Says:

    Love of the game? I hope so, but Goldson leaving one of the best teams in the league to come to tampa seems like he loves money even more than football.

  7. PRBucFan Says:

    BB lol that’s false.

    He was given leeway because of his knees, and clearly in didn’t effect jack squat

  8. PRBucFan Says:

    BB lol that’s false,

    He was given leeway because of his knees, and clearly in didn’t effect anything as far as his production on the field.

    Don’t make stuff up

  9. PRBucFan Says:

    He was given leeway because of his knees, and clearly in didn’t effect anything as far as his production on the field.


  10. PRBucFan Says:

    Link that he “refused” to attend Buc practices??? Prior to the Schiano era???

    From what I remember he was practiced less because of the team taking care of his knees. Clearly it worked.

  11. the_buc_realist Says:

    you must have forgot when he said he had to “move” and another convenient “dental” appointment. all that was reported on Joe Bucs fan.com

  12. PRBucFan Says:

    I said prior to Schiano.

    Joe doesn’t count he clearly doesn’t like Winslow lol

    Link me where he “refused” to practice with the Bucs prior to the Schiano era.

    Tis funny to me people want to criticize one of the only productive things we had during that span of time.

  13. TrueBlue Says:

    Winslow loves football on his terms. What he failed to realize is that there is more to the game than just how he sees it. That’s why he pouted when a team mate got the TD instead of him. That’s why he didn’t like toes on the line even though it was going to restore badly needed discipline. That’s why he found reasons to not attend practice. He may love it, but he only loves it in how he sees it.

  14. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ BuccaneerBonzai

    look Im not condoning anything Winslow has done. there’s a reason why hes not here anymore, and its mainly because of his attitude, and for that I said good riddance. but to say he wasnt passionate about the game of football… I think thats taking it a little to far. again I dont know him personally so I cant say for a certainty, all I know is I saw a passionate football player when he was on the field for us.

  15. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ TrueBlue

    awesome post man. you perfected what I was trying to say.

  16. snook Says:

    Cadillac…. loved that guy’s drive. No pun intended.

  17. TrueBlue Says:

    Thanks Andrew

  18. scubog Says:

    One thing I always noticed was that Winslow was always one of the first players to come on the field and the last one to return to the locker room during pre-game warm-ups. Like him or not, during his time here he was one of our better players. I believe he was disappointed in the fact that as much as he wanted to he would never be his father.

    Just the way Cadillac devoted himself to recovering from those two injuries shows me the love he had for the game. Many would have just given up.