Goldson Sees “Attack Mode” Defense & Offense

June 12th, 2014

GoldsonDashon “Hawk” Goldson has been around his share of head coaches, including fiery Jim Harbaugh, Mike Nolan, Mike Singletary and Greg Schiano.

But it’s in mellow Lovie Smith that Goldson sees his most aggressive head coach.

Joe got some 1-on-1 time with Hawk today and asked what’s different about Lovie’s approach versus his past coaches’.

“I think the mindset. I’m talking overall as a football team we’re going to be more on the attack side,” Goldson said. “Coaches are preaching heavily they expect turnovers, turnovers on defense, and just the way we see our receivers and our quarterback playing, they’re more in attack mode. So that’s what I’m getting out of it. It’s going to be exciting. Everybody looks good in shorts, but I think we’re further along than we expected right now.”

“Attack mode.” Joe likes that, and perhaps it’s another clue into the mysterious Jeff Tedford offense.

12 Responses to “Goldson Sees “Attack Mode” Defense & Offense”

  1. Andrew 1 Says:

    I see he cut the dreads, perhaps to make him less noticeable to officials. Smart on his part. Hope it works.

  2. Mitch Says:

    Charles sims was signed

  3. Andrew 1 Says:

    This might not mean much, but I saw a video of practice on the local news, and on one play McCown faked what looked like a quick bubble screen pass then handed the ball off to the RB. It leads me to believe that this offense is going to be one of those spread, get the ball out quickly and sprinkle in the running game kinds of offenses. Should be exciting to watch! we’ve never really had that kind of quick, spread you out, up tempo kind of offense in Tampa before.

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Good to hear more encouraging words from the Hawk. If the players see something special developing I believe them.

  5. Buc the Haters Says:

    These are exactly the types of things I want to be hearing…. I’ll bet anyone that Bucs are winning the Superbowl THIS year. SERIOUSLY, I AM BETTING $ ON IT.

  6. techerman777 Says:


    You said it man.

    We have NEVER had an uptempo offense in Tampa Bay.

    This is going to be awesome!!

    Lets bring some FLORIDA HEAT SPEED to the Bucs!!


  7. Kevin Says:

    I won’t bet on the Superbowl just yet….but we are playoff bound. Drew Bress better watch his ass, cuz Lovie and the Bucs are tired of being run over….time to do the running over. WHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET”S GET THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Jim Walker Says:

    Just stop using your helmet!

  9. BucinNC Says:

    Soooo lovie is preaching hawk to “attack”? Umm isn’t he, out of everyone else in the league, expected to tone down his aggression?

  10. billt Says:

    Lovey better spend extra and personalized training for Hawk so he can cut the fines and costly penalties.

  11. owlykat Says:

    Golston can alter his game and still be devastating, but legal. I bet his Coaches have been showing him how. I think he will enjoy the Tampa Two where the safeties have to be interchangeable and this is the defense where another Buc Safety made the Pro Bowl for years and really made a name for himself. He also will have real competition from Tandy and Wright to keep him on his toes. Lovie has their attention and their highest respect. They know he knows how to win and stick here for a SB Ring. The 49ers haven’t got that ring yet with their Coach. Golston knows what coach to stick with to get his first SB ring!

  12. cmurda Says:

    I don’t care what anyone says, 60% of Hawk’s fines and penalties last year were bullspit. It makes me think of the Chuck Cecil cover on SI years ago that read , Is Cecil too dangerous for the NFL? Hawk got fined and penalized at times for literally hitting too hard. Didnt lower his head, didnt hit defenseless receiver. Just literally got flagged and later fined for hits that were completely clean, yet devastating. Sadly, because of concussions and litigations, the NFL is doing everything in their power to effectively remove hard hitting. Hawk is between a rock and a hard place but Im hoping he can adjust his game to help Goodell, I mean, the Bucs.