Goldson Was Fined “A Pretty Significant Number”

September 11th, 2013

There was a bulging Priority Mail envelope in Dashon Goldson’s locker this afternoon at One Buc Palace. Perhaps it was a box of Greg Schiano’s favorite pasta, or perhaps it was a fine from Roger Goodell for Goldson’s ferocious hits on allegedly defenseless receivers against the Jets.

Goldson said today that he was fined “a pretty significant number” by the NFL for his hit on Jets wide receiver Jeff Cumberland. Godlson wouldn’t disclose the amount but acknowledged it was not Ndaumukong Suh money.

Goldson was clear that his numerous fines over the years have not — and will not — alter his style of play.

“You can’t play timid,” Goldson said.

31 Responses to “Goldson Was Fined “A Pretty Significant Number””

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    Keep the hits coming!

  2. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:


    Any insight on this supposed players only meeting? What bothers me is not the meeting, but, the implication re: the captains vote. That’s…..a concern.

  3. Ricardo Esteban Says:

    so much BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. SteveBucsFan Says:

    Goldson was the BEST thing about that game. Keep it up!

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Wait a second here. I thought Schiano was to blame for all the penalties.(sarcasm)
    Send Schiano the fine. It’s all his fault. Same with David’s hit out bounds, Schiano’s fault, or was it Freeman. That’s it Freeman made David push Geno. That has to be it. Or was it Dominik’s fault for drafting him? I’m so confused. LOL!

  6. RBellBuc Says:

    Maybe the Bucs will pick up the tab. I thought they were crap calls. I seen some vicious hits during other games this weekend and they weren’t flagged. Goodell had to have watched the tape, but must’ve chose to not expose a weak interpreted rule and fined Goldson anyway. How much would be significant considering the severity of the hit. A bulging priority mail package tells us nothing, unless they were giving Goldson the money to pay his league mandated fine. lol

  7. bucs4lyfe Says:

    OK GOODELL the lawsuit concussion scare is over. to think that he should have let the guy catch the ball then tackle him is crazy. how can you aim for a strikezone of the chest with fricken helmets and avoid tappin the guys head, goldson laid the wood and his head jerked into goldsons…i thought he died, I LOVE IT stay out of the middle or get sent to the locker room….thats the warning he’s sending to every pass catcher…..the enforcer oh hell yea he should be a captain everyone was giving licks lol LJ not so much, he’s to small and im loving the big corners

  8. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Goldson got fined because he has a reputation around the league. He’s also defiant when asked if he’ll adjust his playing style. I’m sure that doesn’t rub No-Fun Goodell the right way.

  9. Touchdown Gus Says:

    @buc1987 it wasn’t Schiano’s fault for those incidents but it was his fault that the team was completely lost on the in the early stages of the game. It was also his fault that he called a run up the middle when its 3rd and 3 and not trusting his quarterback to pick up the first down! That’s what I blame him for!

  10. BUCFAN0627 Says:

    Dashon Goldson hasn’t lost what the nfl was raised on. Hard hits that pop balls loose, and create turnovers and cause receivers to rethink going across the middle. He is what seems to be a last memory of the good old days. I am so happy to have him and proud he is here!

  11. Touchdown Gus Says:

    @Rbellbuc how the hell wasnt that jet played fined for a damn German suplex. A move even the UFC has outlawed. That is bull sh**

  12. JustinNU Says:

    I love the hits, and thought he was a BIG upgrade for our defense. I started a count for the year: How many players will @thehawk_38 knock off? right now its 3.

    The penalties were not good, but a few to start the season, and set the mind set of the ‘No fly zone’, works for me.

  13. bucs4lyfe Says:

    we cant call it NO FLY ZONE until we prove it by beating Falcons and saints…..give me a reason to believe schiano. He let a team that allowed the most yards on defense in nfl history shut us out with that exact same game plan rex ryan used. atlanta did use that mentality which is why we almost beat them the first time

  14. JustinNU Says:

    if we cant call it the NO FLY ZONE this early because we havent beat the teams youve listed, then its also to early to say they are not the NO FLY ZONE. dont hate, have fun.

    I agree with you thought, that saints game last year was rough. We have to come out swinging. Im rooting for a win.

  15. bucsdeluge Says:

    That’s a good question Touchdown Gus. Didn’t we get a penalty last year when we played Washington and tackled RGIII the same way?? The Jets didn’t even get a penalty??

  16. BFFL Says:

    Why is Cumberland considered defenseless? He could have defended himself by ducking and not attempting to catch the ball..just ask Vincent Jackson.

  17. bucs4lyfe Says:


  18. underdogs Says:

    Alas, the game is changing….gosh darn political correctness! I hope Goldson doesn’t let up.

  19. chef paul Says:

    Won’t altar his style. Awesome!!! Its so kick ass to have a player like that again

    Oh and Suh. I was so pissed when the lions drafted him before we could. I didn’t like GMC at all. Couple years later, i see now it was definitely a blessing.

  20. cmurda Says:

    I will refer to this as being Goodelled. What is Goodelled you ask? It is the act of issuing fines and penalties for perfectly legal hits.

    Goldson was clear that his numerous fines over the years have not — and will not — alter his style of play.

    “You can’t play timid,” Goldson said.

    I love it Batman. Keep it up.

  21. Burl Morgan Says:

    I liked the fact that Goldson sent the rest of the teams a message.
    I thought he delivered some nice hits. This is a physical game, guys are pumped and the emotions run pretty high at this level. Keep bringing it guys, bring the whole woodshed!!!

  22. Morgan Says:

    Keep the illegal hits coming? Keep the opponent’s drives alive? Keep the defense on the field?

    Thought that was a major reason we lost last Sunday.

    Hope our DBs learn the legal way to hit opponents, are we’re going to go 0-16.

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  24. Buck Rogers Says:

    Goldson hit was awesome. Cumberland made a perfect snow angle in mid air! Haven’t seen hits like that since Lynch!

  25. BucsQcCity Says:

    Can’t wait for Kaepernick to meet our safeties.

  26. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Touchdown Gus Says: September 11th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    @buc1987 it wasn’t Schiano’s fault for those incidents but it was his fault that the team was completely lost on the in the early stages of the game. It was also his fault that he called a run up the middle when its 3rd and 3 and not trusting his quarterback to pick up the first down! That’s what I blame him for!”

    You don’t know much about pro football do you? Schiano doesn’t call offensive plays, Sully does.

  27. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    If Goldson would have hit that hard below the waist something would be broken. Yet that’s what Goodell is forcing players to do.

  28. St.louis Bucs fan Says:

    the main reason why the players from the past are having such an issue with concussions is that when they “got their bell rung” back in the day they were not taken out of the game and continued to take repeated shot to the head. im 34 and have had 6 concussions but never within the same year, player safety is one thing but this is football and you know hat your signing up for. players in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and early 90’s wore bigger pads making them a touch slower but hitting was safer. im all for player protection but just like in hockey players go with the minimum when it comes to pads so they can be that much faster. love the Goldson hits and hope he keeps doin it. BUC IT IM OUT!!!!!

  29. Capt. Tim Says:

    Goldson is absolutely the real deal! Love how this guy hits!

    But we are gonna have to take up donations to pay his fines. Gaydell will fine any defender who hits his precious lil offensive stars. Swear he should be an NBA commissioner- where the league is committed to building stars- and has no problem manipulating games to Do it.

    NFL starting to feel like there is a ” build a star agenda” also. Seems like they are trying to “create” celebrities- instead of letting Atheletes performance determing their success.

    Goldson is a great football player-perfect for the way the game waseant to be played!!
    But he’s gonna go broke in today’s ” flag”football league

  30. Bucfever40 Says:

    The Bucs REALLY made out by signing Goldson, he’s old school, Jack Tatum old school, signature hits that have that certain sound of impact, it’s gonna be so bitter sweet watching #38 play his brand of football, because as the crowd reacts to BIG hits, refs will throw flags automatically, and that’s just going to drive us fans ballistic! It’s my hope the word circulates that Goldson is decapitating receivers, make them feel like they’re about to short circuit the second they decide to catch the ball, the psychological advantage that creates is invaluable! What I would give to see the NFL go back to it’s roots of being a game of extreme violence, those days are so long gone, just imagine how often Goldson would be featured on “You got JACKED UP”!!

  31. SSG Mike Says:

    BE FEARED or go home!