Numbers Not Good For Goldson

February 8th, 2015


Oh, there are going to be changes on the Bucs. There better damn well be!

When you are the worst team in the NFL, when you win but two games, if there are not significant changes, then NFL s(p)it rolls uphill, not so much downhill.

Over at, Pat Yasinskas is looking at players on thin ice with the Bucs. In his recent offereing, Bucs safety Dashon Goldson goes under the microscope.

Why he could be on the hot seat: Although he missed two games due to an injury, Goldson produced zero interceptions and was credited with only one pass defensed. Those aren’t the kind of numbers you want from a free safety. Goldson is a good tackler, but he isn’t a great fit in the Tampa Two defense. The coaching staff seemed to sour a bit on Goldson as the season went on. He started coming off the field in some passing situations and was used as a rotational player. Goldson is scheduled to count $8 million toward this year’s salary cap. His contract probably is more expensive than any team would want to take on in a trade, so it’s possible the Bucs might end up releasing him.

Joe really likes Goldson, but if you are not contributing, you are a drag on your team.

Sure, Goldson is a leader and a great teammate, but at the end of the day, you have to produce. Goldson, who signed a five-year, $41.25 million contract with $22 million guaranteed, per, has a grand total of one interception with the Bucs in two seasons. One!

The numbers — very high salary and very low picks — do not add up to much job security for Goldson.

20 Responses to “Numbers Not Good For Goldson”

  1. 76er Says:

    Goldson will not be back. Foster can pack his bags as well.

  2. The Buc Realist Says:

    Are you going to the league meetings this year or the scouting combine this year? You had great interviews from them last year.

    And if you do will you ask how the Bucs are suppose to win the division with the 4th best head coach In the division?

  3. BucFanForever Says:

    Lovie might get to be third best; Quinn is unknown as HC.

    One of the worst things about the 30-70 era is the safety play on the team. Besides half a season from Cody Grimm, a few pre-smoke-out from Tanard, and what was massive hope and then crushing disappoint from Goldson and Barron, the Bucs might as well put in extra d-linemen.

  4. Ray Rice Says:


    Since you’re talking about production. I guess your boy ASJ should be riding the pine too right?

  5. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    He’ll be playing on a SB roster next year….

  6. louden Says:

    This year will determine for me: Being a fan – or a follower..
    Bucs letting Mason Foster go would be another stupid move. the guy has experience and isn´t all too bad.
    Give him a freaking chance at SLB (i dont care coaches saying he cant do that – thats the typicall Bucs BS that got us to 2-14)
    at the very least keep him here as PERFECT depth.
    I mean, he loves Tampa, his teammates etc. >>> He easily is worth McCown money.
    So let McCown walk and Goldson (maybe) but not Foster.

    Try getting sth. for V-Jacks
    as much i love him being here, he won´t help us win a SuperBowl, so try getting sth. out of him, that COULD HELP US WIN A SUPERBOWL,
    simple logic…

  7. louden Says:

    try getting sth. helping us winning a SuperBowl by trading:
    V-Jacks (best value and look his age..)

    Glennon (Bucs fans with a little knowlegde know he isn´t good enough
    i dont know about his league value.. but a 4th rounder is worth more
    than keeping him)

    Goldson; he is weak.. good tackler yeah, thats it..

    McCown i wonder if anyone would give us anything for him.. but Coach Smith
    seems to be the only one thinking McCwon is worth 5 big ones..

    Doug Martin overhyped.. i never saw how you could spend a 1st rounder
    on a no special RB.. Carlos Hyde 49ers (2nd round) is
    is HallOfFamer compared to Martin..

  8. MadMax Says:

    So how many of you think we’ll target a safety in the 2nd or 3rd round? Looks like we’re in dire need of one after Barron is gone and now Goldson will probably be gone. Oh wait, we need to work on the O line too, and we need a MLB, and we need defensive pass rush…..all of this is assuming of course if we do go QB with our first pick. 2nd pick IMO should be Cam Irving (regardless if its Winston or Mariotta) So now the drop off in talent begins in the 3rd. Maybe we should target a safety then….meanwhile MLB and pass rush suffers.


    We could trade back and pick up 2 or 3 extra picks, and that would help us fill most holes.


    Draft Williams, pass rush is fixed for the next 3-5 years, then go QB or start on the O line, then MLB. I guess its all according to what we do in FA. I’d like to think L&L would target a young safety to who could fit and they could mold him.

  9. bucs4lyfe Says:

    don’t need to look at numbers to know he sucked since before he came to tampa

  10. bucs4lyfe Says:

    give schiano a big round of applause

  11. OB Says:

    John Lynch averaged between two and three interceptions for most of the 11 years between 1995 and 2005. To me he is a HOF safety.

    The Hawk had 8 pass defensed and one interception his first year here in 2013. He had one pass defensed and no interceptions in 2014. His last year in SF, 2012, he had 11 passes defensed and three interceptions. This proves to me that he was missed used last year and we need to see how the DC is going to change what they are doing because LVD had a down year also.

    I don’t trust Lovie’s judgement on any thing due to his record of failures but if the DBs are young and need a leader and the Hawk fills the bill plus with his second year and some more help in the DB he might be a keeper. If the DC wants him, I am fine with that but we need a better defensive plan.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Goldson was misused by puttting him on the field…….can him!!!

  13. ddneast Says:

    The Hawk has played more like a wounded dove since being here.
    LOL, you just can’t stop yourself can you BucRealist.
    May I suggest you start with a 100 mg of Zoloft and stay away from all alcohol and narcotics since it negates the effectiveness of the med.
    I’m really beginning to get concerned about your mental health.

  14. Joe Says:


    Joe will be at both events.

  15. mac Says:

    The Goldson signing was just another example of how lost this team was under the guidance of fired GM Mark Dominik… We grossly overpaid a player coming off an All Pro season who we didn’t need and who never fit our defense…

    Just like he grossly overpaid for an injured D. Revised, plus gave up prime draft picks, for a player that we did not need nor fit within our system…

    Just like he grossly overpaid for Carl Nicks… Tell me why exactly we needed to pay a guard $50 million dollars when we don’t have a QB or anyone to rush the passer or any depth or at the time only one receiver…

    The heading shacking and face palming never ended when Mark Dominik was at the healm… We had no sense of direction or a master plan… It was just find the highest paid big splash free agent deals and slap another band aid on a disfunctional franchise…

    Let’s hope Licht and Lovie can get their shit together this off season…

    So far I am not impressed…

  16. ElioT Says:

    Another awesome move by the “Rockstar”. I’ve been saying it since last year…

    The “Crawk” hasn’t made a single impact play in Tampa.

    Atrocious signing.

    Go Sucs!

  17. ElioT Says:

    Keith Tandy makes more plays than the Crawk.

    Enough said. GTFO!

  18. mac Says:

    Revis not revised…

    Head not heading…

    Boy does my auto correct suck ass…

  19. Babaloo Says:

    I offer this Haiku.

    No interceptions
    Fines, penalties make me sad
    Get back the money

  20. BoJim Says:

    louden. What were you saying about Martin his first year? Probably saw it as a great move after the 4th or 5th game.