Hawk Blessings Go To Hawkins, Herron & Evans

August 16th, 2014

hawkThere are lots of new faces in the Bucs receiving corps, and a chunk of them will stick on the roster.

Yes, the Bucs have holes to fill after Tiquan Underwood didn’t get a return invitation and blade-in-the-thigh, mattress-in-the-yard Mike Williams was shuffled to Buffalo.

This week, Joe got a chance to ask safety Dashon “Hawk” Goldson who impresses him among the crop of new pass catchers in Tampa.

Hawk did not name Louis Murphy or training camp standout Tommy Streeter. The three that rolled off his tongue were rookies Mike Evans and Robert Herron, plus seventh-year veteran Lavelle Hawkins, who played for Jeff Tedford at “Cal.”

Considering Hawk repeatedly has been called a highly intelligent football player and a coach-like figure by Lovie Smith, Joe thinks Hawk’s picks are worth nothing. Joe knows fans love to play coach-GM and make roster predictions, so this kind of nugget adds to the debates.

There’s still a ways to go in preseason, but at this point Joe would consider Herron a lock for the roster. Hawkins is surely bubble material, but he’s played special teams through his career and there’s probably a trust factor there with him as a receiver.

Special teams is a serious mystery with this Bucs team; it can’t be ignored and Joe is sure there will be a final-roster surprise or two or three, off-the-radar guys who make the team solely for special teams.

6 Responses to “Hawk Blessings Go To Hawkins, Herron & Evans”

  1. joe$sucsfan Says:

    worth nothing or worth noting?

  2. Miguel Grande Says:

    “Considering Hawk repeatedly has been called a highly intelligent football player and a coach-like figure by Lovie Smith,”

    Doesn’t seem to be many “brain surgeons” at OBP. If Lovie has a low IQ, then just about everyone would seem highly intelligent to him. Lovie has incredibly high standards for the defense yet ignores his OL. The greatest show on turf began with the OL.

    A lot of the handling of personnel seems to be almost “Schiano Stupid” to me.

    Letting Warhop bring his boyfriend, O’Neil Cousins, with him is incredibly dumb. He was graded out as the worst lineman in the NFL last year and he’s the cornerstone of Lovie’s offense.

  3. Bob Says:

    Why post article if it’s not ‘worth nothing’ . Go Bucs…

  4. BucsQcCity Says:

    Herron needs to repay a pair of shoes to Goldson.. He need him to make the team to get repaid 😉

  5. ruggyup Says:

    Idle speculation, waste of time, on who does what , where and how often. No posters here have a clue, only the Shadow knows.

  6. RastaMon Says:

    rib shots Hawk…make puke blood !