Bucs Got What They Wanted In Goldson

September 9th, 2013

Perhaps safety Dashon Goldson’s bone-crushing, head-rattling hits are a good thing in the end. .

Yes, those hits draw costly penalties, but if they can send receivers to the locker room like they did yesterday, and intimidate, maybe that’s got more upside over the course of a season. Hey, wishful thinking never hurt.

Keep in mind, the Bucs knew what they were getting in Goldson. He was fined four times last season for hits and conduct. Tampa Bay paid him a lot of money to hit like he did against the Jets, hits that will incur hefty fines for his repeated skull-bashing. And Goldson says he won’t be changing anytime soon.

“How do you tell Goldson not to hit the guy?” Buccaneers Radio Network analyst and former tight end Dave Moore wondered aloud. Moore seems to believe the threat of Goldon’s punishment over the middle comes with plenty of upside.

Regardless, Joe knows the NFL wants to play touch football and call it tackle football.

It sucks. The safety rules don’t all make a lot of sense when you start to break them down. Soon the NFL won’t allow low hits, either. Look for more personal fouls for Goldson.

20 Responses to “Bucs Got What They Wanted In Goldson”

  1. Couch Fan Says:

    Both of his penalties were BS calls. This game is becoming a puss sport. Ridiculous.

  2. Sam Says:

    Football is meant to be a rough game……but its pretty bad when a solid shoulder hit gets a 15 yarder and the guy who goes all hulk hogan and does a suplex on our returner gets no flag.

    I remember Suh getting fined for the same thing on a QB and Mark Barron for a similar play on RGIII last year.

    Also…..the kickoff thing is getting ridiculous. I dont think I saw many kicks that didnt go out the back of the end zone.

  3. Rob Says:

    The hard hits will win more games than they will lose.

  4. nate Says:

    Joe i here demps is at practice today via bleacher report

  5. bucrightoff Says:

    Roger Goodell has ruined football. That is all.

  6. tonytwocents Says:

    Its just sad to see what Goodell is turning this game into. He’s obviously concerned more about concussion lawsuits. Not to mention turning this into the Madden Football League for the A.D.D. generation that can’t sit through a good defensive matchup.

    Im just worried cause Goldson’s now a marked man. A few more games like yesterday might get him a suspension.

  7. Orlandobucfan Says:

    Those hits were the best part of the game. Keep it up.

  8. Patrick Says:

    Goodell is turning the NFL into the NPL (National P*SSY League).

  9. lgator Says:

    If they keep making the game to favor the offense I think I may stop watching. The safeties job is to hit the player with the ball. As far as player safety the NFL should have all players sign waivers that protect the NFL from lawsuits. These players Know what the risks are and are paid very well to subject themselves to the punishment of the game. To take away hitting is going to ruin football.

  10. joseph mamma Says:

    Both of our safeties can hit hard which would have been great 15 years ago. This is the new NFL and a penalty is a penalty. We need safeties who can cover and go for the ball, not extend drives with unnecessary roughness penalties. Does anyone think Barron is playing like a 7th overall pick should play? I hope he gets better.

  11. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    The problem with this rule is it allows WRs to just run right across the middle uncontested.

    So now the DBs are just supposed to LET a guy catch the football over the middle?

    How do you cover this non-sense?

    The rule is saying… “Wait a second, let the guy catch the ball first… then wait another second so he can get ready to run up field… then you can tackle him, BUT ONLY at his waist… not too high, or not too low… oh and if your helment so much as touches the guy in anyway, you get a flag and a fine.”

    How do DBs really defend this? These guys don’t play in slow motion.

    The NFL refs should only be allowed to review plays in normal game time speed. This slow motion review non-sense is killing the game.

    Secondly, QB’s used to get yelled at by the WRs for throwing the ball late over the middle. Now somehow, the over the middle draw a penalty strategy is in full effect.


  12. BirdDoggers Says:

    I thought the hit was a good one. Goldson was leading with his shoulder. The rules will either cost the players money in fines or force them to go low. The NFL wants the game safer, not sure that’s possible.

  13. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Did anyone else see that non-quarterback running down the field and then slide as Dashon closed in? I have not seen a player that is not a QB slide like that. Really seemed like he was afraid to get tackled.

  14. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Goldsono its were the only bright spots of the game! Taking hits like these out of the game are just bad business. Might as well play flag football.

  15. Chef Paul Says:

    Goldsons penalties are the penalties I’ll gladly accept any day, as long they are not at an inopportune time. Love that guy

  16. tha truth is ... Says:

    I LOVE IT! I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT…….and 1 more thing I LOVE IT! This will make teams avoid tha middle of tha field and make it more of a outside tha numbers type of game which will benefit tha DB’s

  17. bucrightoff Says:

    I’m curious why it would make teams avoid the middle. If anything it will encourage them as they know they can snag a free 15 yards and an auto first down out of it.

  18. Rob Says:

    “I’m curious why it would make teams avoid the middle. If anything it will encourage them as they know they can snag a free 15 yards and an auto first down out of it.”

    15 yard penalties don’t do you much good when you lose WR’s to injury.

    That’s how Football is supposed to be played, and while they need to clean up the type of personal foul David took, the kind Goldson took are going to make the defense better.

  19. Chef Paul Says:

    You know what is making football a p*ssy sport? The whole reason behind it is to get women and children to watch it. Having the best sport wasn’t enough for Goodell. They can blame the lawsuit all they want. I’m no lawyer but it seems to me, the way to avoid a lawsuit is to have them sign a waiver. The pussification comes from an over greedy commish that wants women in their demographic. Just one mans opinion.

  20. Rob Carter Says:

    Love the big hits… Makes everybody fear going across the middle! Gladly take those penalties!!!