Brees: Dashon Goldson A Dirty Player

September 18th, 2013

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On the day Bucs safety Dashon Goldson dodged a suspension from the NFL, but was slapped with a six-figure fine, the news was met with elation from Bucs fans but grumbling from the New Orleans Saints.

Per Saints beat writer Larry Holder’s Twitter feed, he of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Drew Brees lashed out, claiming Goldson is a headhunter but wants to take the knees out of opposing players.

@LarryHolder: Drew Brees said its obvious Dashon Goldson has no regard for rules for guys going over the middle. … Brees said its obvious Goldson is going after players’ heads.

Grow up, man.

Hell, Joe remembers as a high school kid being drilled on a daily basis to “go low” because that was the best way to bring guys down and considered good tackling technique.

It’s also clear that Brees could not have played in the 1970s. Any receiver who went over the middle was more than likely met with a clothesline. That was good football!

Now Joe understands why the NFL is turning into seven-on-seven football. It’s all about the Benjamins. Just because the NFL plays like a bunch of women when compared to the 1970s, that doesn’t mean people like Brees need to act like women.

54 Responses to “Brees: Dashon Goldson A Dirty Player”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Ask Brees how Goldson goes after knees and is a “head-hunter” at the same time.
    Also ask him if he’d like to get a heavy dose of Goldson blitzes in NOLA later in the season.

  2. bucrightoff Says:

    Its obvious to me that Mason Foster and Dakota Watson made Brees look beyond silly with their baiting him into 2 picks. It was also obvious during the bounty scandal that Drew Brees is a douche.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Oh…and…why didn’t you say that before the game you coward!!

  4. richmondtxbucsfan Says:

    That Ahmad black hit was dirty as hell. No need for that one 100% clear on that one. But it’s tough to tell with out slow motion but Dashon Goldson was clean. Brees stop crying…

  5. BucsfaninChina Says:


  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Sproles is a little guy and he runs low to the ground. It’s almost nearly impossible to not make head to head contact with him while he’s running. I say if a RB lowers his head before he’s about to get tackled, the fine should work both ways. RB’s in this league also need to be held accountable as well. Many of them lower their own heads and use them as way of busting a tackle. The league really needs to look into this as well.

  7. milos81 Says:

    bucrightoff nailed it.

    This guy has no business castigating head-hunters or knee-hunters. He spent a season defending, in public, the indefensible on his own team.

    Did he ever say the Saints D was dirty? Not to my recollection.

    Call it karma and let it go, Drew.

  8. JBo$$ Says:

    Funny that a Saints’ player is complaining about a headhunter

  9. You Go Joe Says:

    Brees please!! You got Malcom Jenkins, that’s a dirty player. Goldson just hits hard. He also needs to STFU, there was no concussion there was no injury (not like the jets) and he walked away with a win.

  10. stratobuc Says:

    Maybe Brees is a little “sensitive” after his team was caught bounty hunting. Throwing rocks at a glass house, eh Drew?

  11. Walter Says:

    Someone is obviously mad that the Bucs play DEFENSE again

  12. Skelly Says:

    Baby Brees crying like a baby back bitch…. No player on the Bounty Gate saints can say spit about playing dirty. He is lucky the play where AC rung his bell got called back. That was a game breaker where he got bailed out by the blind zebras.

  13. Nick B Says:

    Coming from the QB of the team involved with Bounties… That’s hilarious. Shut up Drew.

  14. Skelly Says:

    Brees on Goldson: “He’s a dirty player.” Fans on Brees: “Your a douche, shut up clown.”

  15. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Yeah, no one in the Saints organization is in any position to talk about playing dirty. Cmon man! But I hope Goldson really does adjust his hit zone. Hell, go at the knees for all I care. Who ever gets taken out can thank the league.

  16. 911bucs Says:

    I guess the defense is supposed to arm tackle now. It’s nearly impossible to hit a lowered sproles.

  17. 911bucs Says:

    I still respect Brees though, he’s one heck of a QB

  18. Justin Says:

    Saints had their coach suspended for a year for bounties.

    They also had their coaches STEAL prescription drugs from their own facility. That is a federal crime and I am still amazed at how that story was just swept under the rug like it never happened.

    Brees can go STFU. Take your fortunate win and move on. See you for that final game. We are gonna get these guys back.

  19. BucsQcCity Says:

    I’m proud of you Joe on that article!

    Goldson will adjust no doubt he’s a smart player.

  20. TrueBuc Says:

    The more coverage Goldson and his hits get, the more other teams WRs will think twice about our DBs. The penalties frustrate the hell out me I was pissed goldson almost got himself suspended.

    But now teams are taking notice. Our D is building a mystique. Come across the middle, and we’ll send you to the locker room. Miss your block, and we’ll knock out your QB.

    I honestly think Goldson has single handedly uplifted this Ds play. He’s the big swingin d**k in that locker room, and the young guys around him are feeding off his swag, almost like they want to make him proud.

    Goldson’s a Boss!

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    TrueBuc…yup I think the entire D is feeding off…. Revis and Goldson.

  22. Adam L. Says:

    Next thing you know, Brees will complain that the people of Colorado didn’t get out of the way of the floods fast enough.

    Too soon?

  23. SSG Mike Says:

    Hey Drew, THAT’S FOOTBALL! Just because they keep changing the rules to make it flag football-esque doesn’t mean he is a dirty player. Get over it!

  24. Joke Says:

    I don’t see anywhere that Brees claimed Goldson was going after knees. I’m not sure what Joe was trying to say there.

  25. tony Says:

    Weird that a player like jimmy graham who actually gets hit by goldson says he loves goldsons style of play and loves the competition but someone like baby back bitch brees who don’t even get hit by him is talking ish!

  26. Andrew 1 Says:

    lol Joe, I like that last paragraph

    I saw we bring Goldson on a safety blitz the next time we meet. that ought to shut his ass up.

  27. Andrew 1 Says:

    * I say

  28. TrueBuc Says:

    “Any receiver who went over the middle was more than likely met with a clothesline. ”

    I remember the last few years of the “clothesline” before they banned it and it became an extinct play. good times…..good times..

  29. Morgan Says:

    Hard to argue that Goldson isn’t a dirty player with all those personal foul calls and his lack of any sort of attempt to correct the way he plays the game.

  30. RastaMon Says:

    Get a bigger skirt…

  31. Oahubuc (Glennon Mob Souljah) Says:

    It’s a shame Brees and Lawrence Taylor weren’t contemporaries.

  32. Buc1987 Says:

    If Buc fans want to hate a QB. It should be Brees.

  33. Cody Says:

    If that ain’t the pot calling the kettle black…The refs completely missed the chop block on McCoy the nearly took him out of the game but flags Goldson because he cant get lower than Sproles…Lets keep it real, the Saints are a dirty team period…I like Drew Brees but I just lost a lot of respect for him…as someone stated he completely defended his team/coaching staff during the whole “bounty gate” scandal yet has the nerve to call out Goldson…

    The league should just put flags on the QB’s and receivers; there is no “strike zone” the refs seems to flag any/all hard hits…here’s a thought, maybe were should remove helmets all together…SMH…

  34. Adam L. Says:

    Sproles is so short you can see his feet in his driver’s license photo.

  35. Buc1987 Says:

    “maybe were should remove helmets all together…SMH…”

    Cody….There’s a thought!

  36. Biff Barker Says:

    Oh the irony! Glad we finally knuckled this turd up!

  37. Cody Says:

    lol…“maybe were should remove helmets all together…SMH…”…sorry for the typos been a long day….

    I just figure that going back to pre helmet days is the only way to completely eliminate “helmet-to-helmet hits…you’d have to be crazy to lead with their head then…In a few more years the NFL will have to change their name to the NFFL (National Flag Football League)…

    I know the league is trying to protect the players but damn…these guys know what they’re signing up for; football is a dangerous game…It’s like any dangerous job in general; they’re risks involved…but most are still willing to take that risk to get paid…

  38. Cmurda Says:

    @Morgan. Are you freaking serious or are you a troll I was unaware of? How in the world is Goldson dirty. There is nothing to support that. Going out of your way to hit a guy in his knees or directly going for the head is dirty. Goldson did none of that. The 2 pers fouls against the Jets were total horsecrap. In every replay it is clear Goldson led with his shoulder not his helmet and contacted both men in the chest. The fact of the matter is Goldson just flat out hits too hard for the NFL’s liking. Furthermore, Goodell didnt like that Goldson said he would continue to play the same way. Goodell got his vag hurt and decided to drop the hammer. Right now they are just rule changes going into effect with the guise of protecting players but soon the truth that these rules are all about the NFL’s benjamins will come to light and the softness of the game will start depleting the hardcore fans like most of us on this board.

  39. Sharon Says:

    Well said

  40. Solaire of Astora Says:

    No helmets would prevent helmet to helmet hits . It would just replace them with cranium to cranium hits

  41. John23 Says:

    Brees Pathetic just like his tip to that waitress

  42. BamBamBuc Says:

    I thought the NFL made a rule this year that the RB gets penalized if he lowers his head into the oncoming tackler?

  43. GRIF4FREESUX Says:

    brees is a pussy who tries to act like an actual saint but is really just a corporate puppet for the NFL with all his winks into the camera,f$$k him! He should have mentioned the clean hit that Clayborne put on his ass but I think his bladder let loose on that vicious but clean textbook hit so he was probably embarrassed.

  44. Ed Says:

    The Claybourne play was a great sack-fumble, the NFL should apologize that play was perfectly executed. Bree’s is the least sacked QB in the league, now that the Bucs defense is back he’s talking about them, this is a good thing. It time for our offense to get aggressive and score points. The playmakers are there, it’s up to Freeman to get the ball to the right guys and Mike Williams needs to step up.

  45. Joe13 Says:

    How can brees say anything when his team was putting hits out on other players for money. In case he forgot his head coach was suspended all of last year and the d cord was fired.

  46. JT Says:

    No way is the nfl going to make brees look bad at the hands of the bucs. That claybirne sack fumble was good tough football. The nfl has it out for tampa. With what transpired the the last two weeks plus getting screwed on the last three superbowl bids makes it glaringly obvious.

  47. Buckinnuts Says:

    LOL! Way to go Joe!

  48. Buc1987 Says:

    Cmurda…I agree with you wholeheartedly, I was at the game. The fans that were around me were talking about giving up on the NFL if this stuff continues with the refs. I agreed with them 100%. The NFL might do the NHL a favor and I have not been to a hockey game in 20 yrs.

  49. Buc1987 Says:

    I say make the padding in the helmets better…

  50. Charles Says:

    Wait…. Is this the same Brees who swears he knew nothing about bountygate? Bucs are just hitting, not trying to hurt people

  51. Capt. Tim Says:

    Godell is destroying the NFL. Looks like he has found a lap dog.
    Brees doesn’t like the physical nature of Football? It’s a “game” that has made him a multimillionaire! If the keep feminizing the sport- he’ll be surprised to learn how quickly he can start being a “Thousandaire”. Fans like football- no some candy ass version of English football.

    Brees needs to take a few midol, and shut up.
    Don’t bite the hand that’s fed you

  52. Tomcin Says:

    Boy, if that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black. What a cry baby.

  53. TheTruth Says:

    I know this may be difficult for Bucs fans to understand, but let’s try…

    One thing we can all agree on is that the NFL is a man’s league. The game is extremely violent and physical; making it a very entertaining product. Most of us would also agree that MANY of the 32 NFL locker rooms have pre-game talks, and season-long instructions to impose their will physically against the opponent.

    All of you Bucs fans saying that Brees has no leg to stand on with his dirty play comments are DEAD WRONG. As the leader of the ONLY team in league history to incur the unprecedented penalties for their aggressive play, that by the way was never substantiated by “true” evidence, other than the aforementioned pre-game speeches that again are commonplace in every NFL locker room.

    Penalties issued by the NFL to those involved in the New Orleans Saints bounty program:


    • Fined $500,000 and forfeiture of the Saints’ second-round draft picks in 2012 and 2013.


    • General manager Mickey Loomis, suspended first eight regular-season games.


    • Coach Sean Payton suspended for 2012 season.

    • Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams suspended indefinitely.

    • Assistant coach Joe Vitt suspended for first six regular-season games.


    • LB Jonathan Vilma, suspended for 2012 season.

    • DL Anthony Hargrove (now with Green Bay), suspended for first eight regular-season games. May participate in offseason activity, including preseason games.

    • DE Will Smith, suspended for first four regular-season games. May participate in offseason activity, including preseason games.

    • LB Scott Fujita (now with Cleveland), suspended for first three regular-season games. May participate in offseason activity, including preseason games.

    I guess that when you are a suffering Bucs fan the above penalties are equivalent to 15 yd personal foul penalties and a $21,000 fine for Black, who btw had a similar hit last week, showing a pattern such as Goldson’s 23 personal fouls since 2010. Your team has also racked up 23 penalties in 2 games, very disciplined indeed.

    After 2 weeks it is apparent that such aggressive play is being perpetuated by your douche-bag coach this season in Tampa. After 3 brutal and preventable helmet to helmet hits in the first half of one game; how can you say that your team’s style of play is anything but dirty? Brees can speak to this because GODell ass-raped NO with bullshit penalties for doing the same thing over a course of a season that your team miraculously found a way to compact into the window of one half of play. So if you want to live in denial and say the pot is calling the kettle black go for it, but just know that you have no idea wtf you are talking about. The Saints took their punishment as insane as it was and btw also took an excessive amount of “make up” personal foul penalties the following season post bountygate thanks to a criminally negligent, falsely incriminating portrait painted by Roger Goodell.

    The bottom-line is, everyone in the league; including the saints and bucs have so-called “dirty players” or “enforcers” on D. The difference is that the Saints were made an example for the rest of the league due to behavior detrimental. The same behavior that is fundamental to Coach Schiano’s philosophy (just ask Giants’ fans.) So Bucs fans come talk to me when your team looses draft picks for 2 consecutive yrs, you loose your GM for half a season, all your head-hunters on D are suspended for half the season, and your head coach is suspended for the entire season…although I bet by now you guys are wishing for that.

  54. Brandon Says:

    Just read through that long-ass diatribe by the joker calling himself “The Truth”.. All I got from it was 1) He’s butt hurt 2) He knows he’s lucky the NFL didn’t strip the Saints of their Lombardi Trophy 3) He’s a complete dummy that can’t spell the word “lose”. If I recall correctly, Adrian Clayborn cleanly hit Brees last season, forced him to fumble, and got called for a total BS personal foul that even the NFL admitted was a mistake. The TRUTH is, that Brees is a whiny baby and that anybody that takes up for the whiny baby is a whiny baby by association.