Late Call Clips Hawk’s Wallet

December 27th, 2013

hawkWednesday afternoon, Dashon Goldson told Joe he was in the clear from Roger Goodell’s fine squad for his Sunday hit on Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey.

“The Hawk” was oh so confident (click above). Well, he spoke too soon. It was revealed today that Goldson was whacked for $60,000.

This is goofy. If this was such a nasty, dangerous hit, then why didn’t Goldson get hit with another six-figure fine and a suspension? Either a receiver is “defenseless” or he’s not. Fining Goldson $60K is the equivalent of fining Joe a hundred bucks for upsetting readers — annoying, but not enough to change anything.

Someday, a spreadsheet geek will study whether Goldson’s handful of penalties are a worthwhile trade-off for having a punishing hitter in the secondary. It sure didn’t seem to slow down the 49ers in 2012.

6 Responses to “Late Call Clips Hawk’s Wallet”

  1. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Wow, the whole article fit on the homepage. Ah, it was a nice reminder of how things used to be 😉

    “Hawk” has not been worth the money invested.

  2. Bucfan#37 Says:

    I don’t see the value in Goldson either. If all the hits he has laid were legal, it’s a different story. The Bucs braintrust should have been more decisive considering rule adjustments before bringing in Goldson. Sure he has made some plays, but the damaging penalties outweigh his contributions so far.

  3. BoJim Says:

    Jeesh. We signed him BECAUSE he’ a big hitter. Maybe the Bucs org. should pay his fines.

  4. deathaneers Says:

    With this new NFL why not only allow 7 guys on defense and 11 on offense and let them score on every down/ This is becoming a joke.

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    BoJim Says
    “Jeesh. We signed him BECAUSE he’ a big hitter. Maybe the Bucs org. should pay his fines.”

    And what about the games he causes us to lose? Or the teams that beat us because he is suspended?

    His next suspension will be for 4 games. This has nothing to do with his fines. I could care less how much money comes out his pocket. He was brought in to hit hard…within the rules. Just like John Lynch did.

  6. whocares Says:

    When Lynch played there was no defenseless receiver rule