“He’s Been Spilling The Beans”

December 13th, 2013

Bucs safety Dashon Goldson, who played for San Francisco last season, has been a valuable resource of intel, said Darrelle Revis.

In today’s NFL, there are few if any secrets. The eye in the sky doesn’t lie. If offers every tendency, nook and cranny teams have on the field.

The All-22 isn’t just available to coaches, but to anyone willing to buy a subscription to NFL Game Rewind. But football coaches, a paranoid lot by nature, are convinced secrets can still be learned — and revealed — through covert missions and operations.

Consider Bucs safety “The Hawk,” Dashon Goldson, an agent of espionage, at least for this week.

Goldson came to the Bucs from the 49ers and the Bucs have been using him as a virtual Google search engine to learn whatever they can about his former team, which the Bucs host Sunday.

“He’s been given us everything, he’s been spilling the beans and we definitely appreciate that,” Bucs cornerback Darrelle Revis gushed Thursday. “We want to get this win for Dashon. We know he was one of the captains on that team and one of the leaders and a core guy on that squad. We want to get the win for him.”

Bucs defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan has even been thankful to what Goldson has offered him this week in preparing for one of the NFL’s best.

“It’s been good and we’ve talked to him quite a bit,” Sheridan said. “I know a lot of our players are talking to him because so much of it is personnel and personnel match up so whatever insight he does have about the players both on the defensive side of the ball and the offensive side of the ball, he’s just tried to share some of that, with not only coaches but the other players, guys their going to be playing against.”

In fact, Goldson has been such a help to the Bucs, that Bucs commander Greg Schiano said Goldson has helped “a lot.”

Goldson, for his part, seemed to dismiss the importance of surveillance.

“I am looking at it as another football game,” Goldson said. “Just another team we have to face at the end of the day. It is hard [to scout the 49ers]. They don’t show a lot of the same things each week. It will be a great challenge for our football team. I’m trying to make it difficult for them.

“Some guys joke around and ask [for intel] and more guys are serious. [The information is] mostly about personnel.”

8 Responses to ““He’s Been Spilling The Beans””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It would be good to know if there are some “tells” (like in poker)….nice to know when its a designed run or when Davis’ number is up…
    I’m sure Goldson has helped…doubt Eric Wright could reciprocate…He spent most of the time looking in the mirror at the spa!!!

  2. Mike Says:

    I’m not sure we can get this W, but it would be great to cut the 9ers down! If our team can contain Gore and Kap then it’s possible. My only issue is that our guys seem to have an issue containing mobile QBs this year. Can just hope we can do to Kap what the Saints did to Cam. Would love this W just so I can read what the trolls will say afterwards! Our guys can do it, but it’ll be rough one! Their D is stacked!

  3. Hawk Says:

    I can’t believe that Goldson can give more than the film does. I’m betting the Bucs are making this a big deal to get the Niners second guessing about what they should do. Mental is just as important as physical.

  4. Mike Says:

    I can agree with that. Just think using a spy couldn’t hurt with Kap

  5. Laughing Stock II Says:

    Outstanding work by the Hawk!

    Lets see what the college coaches learn from the “IN-TELL”.

    Gruden was able to do wonders with the information shared for the Super Bowl win. Lets see how our coaches game plan helps Glennon and our Bucs.

    Go Bucs!!!

  6. d-money Says:

    Don’t think for a second that Harbaugh isn’t going to mix things up knowing that Goldson is here…as he should.

    I think this is usally an over blown issue. If he’s going to be able to give any usable information it will most likely be the tendencies of certain players.

  7. Mike Says:

    Yep laughing stock…… Well that’s what you are

  8. Chris Says:

    You think the 49ers don’t know this ? Lol.

    Goldson is the most overrated safety in the league. He’s made more PF than plays. Gets burned. Bust.