Leaders And Role Models Named

February 12th, 2015

Lovie 0803Remember when Joe talked to former Bucs starting linebacker Jonathan Casillas during Super Bowl week, and Casillas talked about how Mike Glennon definitely should be the Bucs’ quarterback of the future?

Well, Casillas had more to say about inner thoughts of the Bucs’ locker room.

Casillas singled out Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David and Dashon “Hawk” Goldson as guys who command the utmost respect for their football talents, knowledge and work ethics.

The “Hawk” inclusion was intriguing, given that Lovie Smith has labeled Hawk a brilliant football mind and Lovie’s son, Bucs safeties coach Mikal Smith (Lovie’s son), detailed how Hawk operates like a member of the coaching staff and is a top leader.

Yes, Joe thinks there’s no chance the Bucs pay the $8 million or so due Hawk in 2015. That’s just silly. But it is reasonable to think the Bucs will look to restructure his contract.

Coaches don’t just run around in midseason praising guys they don’t want around, even if leadership is overrated. Something to watch for as the clock ticks towards a decision on Hawk.

10 Responses to “Leaders And Role Models Named”

  1. Cody Says:

    We definitely need to restructure a few guys contracts…If we can bring some solid players via Free-agency and then follow that up with a good draft class (starting with Jameis Winston at #1), Lovie may have a chance at a .500+ season…

  2. Brandon Says:

    Teams also don’t usually keep around safeties that they replace in obvious passing situations much like they don’t keep around WRs that they sub for when offenses want to throw the ball.

  3. JFF Says:

    @Brandon there are lots of blocking WRs in the NFL like Riley Cooper or Josh Morgan.

    Safeties like Hawk that can’t cover are pretty much useless in the NFC South though.

  4. Tom Edrington Says:

    This is all so very exhausting……….I heard Tiger Woods can run 4.4 and he’s so frustrated he wants to hit someone…….new safety candidate for the Bucs.

  5. The Buc Realist Says:

    Tom Edrington Says:
    February 12th, 2015 at 8:18 am
    This is all so very exhausting……….I heard Tiger Woods can run 4.4

    Not anymore, that was back when he was on all those PED’s and steroids that he took!

  6. Buc-O's 82 Says:


  7. Tom Edrington Says:

    @ The Buc Realist:

    Yes, which means he’s old and tired and that makes him a perfect free agency candidate for this regime

  8. kraymuthaphukinglocz Says:

    Winston 1st round perryman 2 round

  9. canadian bucsfan Says:

    I agree with Winston at 1 but Perryman at 34th overall is a stretch

  10. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Stephone Anthony mlb in the second.