“I’m Not Going To Let Nobody Take The Hawk Out Of Me”

November 12th, 2013

Multiple dumb penalties (surprise!) were part of the Bucs’ performance last night — nine total penalties for 70 yards. (Thankfully, the Dolphins served up their share of gifts, too)

Bucs captain Dashon Goldson (head butt) battled Eric Page (completely needless shove) for the Bucs’ bonehead honors. Goldson gets the nod because his gaffe helped the Dolphins to a touchdown with just seconds left in the first half. (You can re-live Goldson’s stupidity here.) 

Speaking tonight on the Buccaneers Radio Network on WDAE-AM 620, Goldson seemed frustrated by the call and acknowledged the NFL is extra “sensitive” to him. But Goldson won’t be fighting his DNA.

“I’m not going to let nobody take The Hawk out of me,” Goldson said, referring to his nickname. 

Joe doesn’t expect Goldson to change. But if you’re going to take a penalty, then Jimminy Christmas, at least make it count with a big hit that can legitimately intimidate an opponent or knock someone out of a game. Real hawks savagely tear apart their prey with their claws. Half-assed schoolyard head butts are more associated with the domestic pussycat.

Goldson went on to explain that he apologized to his teammates for the penalty.

Joe’s just glad Goldson’s getting healthy. He was the Bucs’ leading tackler last night and he injured his knee against Atlanta last month and didn’t get much action in that game. Goldson said he feels good and is full-go for Sunday’s rematch against the Dixie Chicks.

9 Responses to ““I’m Not Going To Let Nobody Take The Hawk Out Of Me””

  1. Warrenfb12 Says:

    They have already taken the hawk outta him. He has pulled up on numerous hits in his most recent games.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    They are after Goldson….and it is working….if you look at the tape…you can see that he really didn’t mean to touch him but his facemask caught him.
    The Page penalty was unexplainable….a PR should always know where the ball is and it was well out of bounds…..play over….

  3. []_[]Buc Says:

    It did not look like head butting him was his goal.

    He was trash talking for some reason that only he and Wallace know and went to get in his face and it seems he didn’t account for his helmet and Wallace’s lack of a helmet lol.

    But nevertheless he did slightly make contact

  4. FloridaGirl Says:

    The attitude reflects the inability to understand the opponent’s strategy.

    The intent is to specifically target him and turn the desire to win the first game into making a stupid mistake. His idea of maintaining the ‘hawk’ mentality is a weakness that is being exploited….he’s gotta know when he’s getting lead into making a bad decision. He plays harder, but he’s got to play smarter.

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’ve said the guy is the most selfish player on the team, always putting himself before the welfare of the team…but I don’t think this penalty was deserved.

  6. Paul Says:

    Ever since he almost got suspended, he’s been playing with that in his head and has looked terrible on the field. I think his career is over as is any other hard hitting safety.

    It’s their own fault. Stupid legal system lets stupid players sue stupid NFL for concussions that they knew they were going to get, then the same players named in the lawsuit complain when NFL changes rules. ACLU mentality.

  7. Jbeachbuc Says:

    I dunno, I’ve seen plenty of “Goldson” like hits across the league with no penalties, so it’s all garbage to me.

  8. joseph mamma Says:

    The days of the hard hitting, split the ball from the receiver, safety’s are over.

  9. stanglassman Says:

    It was just a bad call he was just jaw jacking and touched the guy by accident.