Hawk: Looks Like It Is Winston

March 27th, 2015

hawkLast night, safety Dashon “Hawk” Goldson — yes, he is still on the Tampa Bay roster — had an in-studio sitdown on NFL Network with Scott Hanson to talk NFL and specifically Bucs.

Just like damned near everyone else in the NFL, Hanson is asking who the Bucs will pick with the No. 1 overall draft choice. Though Hawk is nesting on the west coast during the offseason, he admitted it sure looks like Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will be leading his offense this fall.

“You know what? There is a lot of speculation going on,” Goldson said. “I think it is, I think [Winston] will be for the simple fact that we lost a quarterback. We did also lose some pass rushers so [the selection] might be a surprise. They could pick a defensive guy. You never know

“But I think Winston would be a good fit because he comes from Florida State where they play a professional scheme. I think he will fit with those two receivers we have on the outside, Vincent and Mike.”

Despite previous reports of his Tampa demise, Hawk is of the mind that he will return to the Bucs shortly for OTAs, and later training camp. When asked about the Bucs signing safety Chris Conte, Hawk seemed excited to compete for his job.

“It is football still,” Goldson said. “Competition, we love it. I can control me. I can’t control other things. I am confident in myself.”

46 Responses to “Hawk: Looks Like It Is Winston”

  1. SkiBucsFan Says:

    Joe, a 4:00am post? When do you sleep? I am hoping for Jameis to be our Quarterback this season and for a long time.

  2. RCH Says:

    Nothing like not being able to sleep waking up at 4:30am tuning into joebucsfan.com and already seeing new news articles for the day…. Awesome!! Thanks Joe’s!!

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    Hmmmm. Well Hawk is always good for a nice quote. And the coaches seem to like his experience and “leadership” qualities. But there’s this little problem thingy regarding the fact that the tape on Goldson clearly shows he should be making about $1.2M per year – yet he makes $8M per year.

    A player who gets paid like an all pro yet produces like a 2nd stringer is gonna have a hard time hanging around. Time will tell on this one – but perhaps this is Goldson’a lucky year and he will be kept – in part so as to meet the minimum salary cap requirement this year perhaps – because $ certainly isnt being spent on many other free agents – and the rookie pool $ is already set.

    Hawk – if Lovie keeps you – its time to step up your game quite a few notches. A handful of big hits (some of which drew penalties) and 1 interception in 2 years ain’t gonna cut it my man. Love Ya – but a near complete lack of impact plays from a Safety in Lovie’s Defense ain’t gonna work.

  4. gotbbucs Says:

    At this point it’s the ridiculously obvious pick.

    He’s already acclimated to playing football in the south, he comes out of a pro-ready scheme, a scheme that emphasized the TE position quite a bit which we know Koetter will be doing,………..aaaand he’s far and away the best QB in this draft and the team picking #1 has never had a true franchise QB.

    The discussion is over.

  5. J 2.0 Says:

    Jameis is 100% the #1 pick. No question about it.

    For all of those people with either overt racists thoughts, underlying racist tendencies, or sheer stupidity, Jameis IS NOT Jamarcus Russell. Not in the Slightest. When I look at Jameis I see the most comparable NFL QB as Eli Manning. Only Jameis is more athletic. I think Jameis has the potential to be better than Eli as well. And guess what, Eli has TWO RINGS!

  6. mavsmoney Says:

    Are you guys serious? You think Joe is manually posting each article? Cmon man , we’re living in the 21st century!

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    Better than Andrew Luck.

    That’s right I said it!

  8. The original "Kevin" Says:

    This dude has played like a little pu#@y since coming here. Show us you gotta pair this year.

    Yeah right you aint starting…

  9. SteveK Says:

    If we go QB, than Jameis is a no doubter.

    If we go BPA, Leonard Williams is a Buc.

    I hope we trade back, remain in the top 10, and gain future first round pick(s).

  10. Tom Edrington Says:

    Just wish The Hawk would fly back into the woods where he came from…….

  11. tval Says:

    I agree, 87..been saying it since the pitt game..luck is very good but i dont see elite accuracy or arm in andrew. Hes also goofy as hell..sure the guys like him but will they sacrifice themselves for him?

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Not being favor of a player does not make a person racist. However, stereo-typing them like that does make you one.

  13. flmike Says:

    Wow, gotta put the hip-waders on for the BS being spewed this am….
    Until Winston takes a snap in a regular season game in the NFL, throws for 300 and 4 tds, wins his division and takes his team to the play-offs, lets keep the he’s better than Luck to a “I hope he’s better than Luck”, because until otherwise proven, he’s a bust.

  14. Dreambig Says:

    gotbbucs, you bring up an excelent point. I have been thinking about the dangerous combo of Winston and our recievers but he has also shown he knows how to find the tight end. Maybe Winston can help ASJ not be a bust if he can manage to stay on the field.

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    flmike Says:
    March 27th, 2015 at 7:39 am

    “because until otherwise proven, he’s a bust.”

    You go on and say he’s yet to take a snap. Until then he’s a bust, but he hasn’t taken a snap yet?

    How does that make him a bust already?


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

    A bust? OMG the man had lost maybe 4 or 5 games he’s started in his life but you have the nerve to scream bust. Wow..

  17. Dreambig Says:

    imagine having a OC who has a clue about what to do when the D puts 8 men in the box and also a QB who is talented enough to burn them when they do. I cant remember the last time we have had a NFL caliber OC instead of college coach reaches. Its getting exciting … OK, I better put the kool aide down now.

  18. bucco brice Says:

    starting to think Joe works for Winston’s agent…the PR campaign here is crazy..pro Winston, anti Mariota…love the info and checking in on this site but maybe more news on actual Buccaneers would be a better approach(just an opinion)…the Manziel campaign last year didn’t turn out to well….might be a repeat this year 🙂

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

    I just hope some of you have enough hanging between your legs not to change your call sign a year from now. I reference to your opinion not about the character but the play of this young man.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    @Nole…and without even taking a snap yet….or being drafted for that matter.

    Some of you fans deserve the garbage team they put out on the field season after season.

    Misery loves company!

  21. Dreambig Says:

    Bucco – I don’t see anyone being anti Mariota. Just because your pro winston doesn’t mean you have to hate on the number 2 guy. He is just becoming less relevent to the conversation.

  22. Bucfan4life Says:

    Hey Bonzai when when stupid people compare him to J Russell that is very much a racist thing to do. Russell never won a heisman or a national championship, didn’t have a passion for football, and didn’t have a high football IQ. There is nothing similar about the two except they are both black. I know these fans are clueless when they post this stuff because Roethlesburger is the much more appropriate comparison. If someone can assume Russell = Winston, the next logical step is that “people who post ‘Russell = Winston’ = racist.

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The “Squawk” may benefit from Bucs not spending in FA….we are far enough under the cap to afford him…..somehow he seems to be liked by the coaches even though his performance isn’t worth it.

    @87……here you go again….defending Winston when he needs more defense….are you guys going to continue indefinately answering the critics?……they are not going to stop even after he is drafted…..just ignore them & they will eventually go away…but when you engage them it fuels their criticizm.

  24. bucco brice Says:

    I’ve compared him to Russell and am certainly not a racist. Doug Williams is near the top of my all time favorite players. The comparison is being the #1 overall pick, being a huge, huge bust and loving the cheeseburgers 🙂

  25. flmike Says:

    Like I said, until proven otherwise…
    Has he taken a snap in the NFL…No
    Until he proves he can play at the NFL level, you can consider him anything you want, but better than Luck, who has proven he can lead an NFL team to the playoffs, is not one of those things. College to the NFL is like civilian life to the military..sure you’ve shot a gun, led your crew at McD’s and maybe even hiked up a mountain, but until you’ve proven you can do it at the military level you’re just another civie….

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    TBBF…to borrow Joe’s… Few Good Men stuff.

    These fans….

    They WANT him to fail.

    They NEED him to fail.

    What have I been telling THESE fans for the last month in here?

    “Come to grips with it.”

    Apparently that’s mission impossible.

    I’ll do you a favor…I’ll try to restrain myself.

  27. Kaptain Morgan Says:

    Who is Dashon Goldson’s publicist? Seriously this guy has one foot (wing) out of town and he’s still lining up interviews? People actually want to hear from him as the “voice” of what the Bucs will do in the draft when more than likely the Hawk won’t even be on the opening day roster? C’mon NFL Network, at least ESPN asks the Bucs General Manager (Mark Dominik) from 2 years ago who the Bucs will take with their pick! Was the towel boy unavailable?

  28. Chef Paul Says:

    People have compared Glennon to Eli and Matt Ryan. That must make those people racist too. GTFO with that sh!t.

  29. flmike Says:

    If it makes you feel any better, to me, all draft picks are busts until proven otherwise..

  30. Buc1987 Says:

    Until proven otherwise. Andrew Luck and Peyton Manning were busts before they were drafted….

    Yet everyone knew they would be good….

  31. drdneast Says:

    Ohhhhh year Flmike, that military thing is so tough. So many

  32. flmike Says:

    Did you serve?
    If not, you’re welcome, if you did, we stand shoulder to shoulder….

    Potential is just that, and that’s what Manning, Luck, etc had until they proved they could do it under the game pressure of the NFL…there is a list of great college QBs who were supposed to be the next greatest NFL QB, but for one reason or another were unable to carry their game to the next level…it happens, not saying it will happen to Winston, but the potential is there, the potential for greatness or the potential to be a huge bust, we just don’t know, and if you do know, tell me please what Saturday’s lottery number will be…

  33. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    I know supporting Winston is in your DNA….so I don’t expect you to be able to stop…but I hope most do stop answering the rediculous comments…..like the rape allegation and the Jamarcus stuff when he hasn’t even taken a snap in the NFL.
    A lot of it will stop when he starts playing….then there will be more very specific criticism like there is for every QB with every team.

  34. Buc1987 Says:

    TBBF…I miss PRBucfan. He was my Dr. Phil and calmed me down.

    You’re doing a pretty good job of filling in for him though.

  35. Chef Paul Says:

    “Did you serve?
    If not, you’re welcome, if you did, we stand shoulder to shoulder….”

    I did not serve, so I give you and yours a sincere Thank you!

  36. Bucfan4life Says:

    Interesting approach flmike. So if you were the GM would you not draft players? I mean why bother. Free agents are cheaper.

  37. Buc Cash Says:

    @ bucco brice

    Sorry to tell you this, but when you compare Jamarcus Russel to Winston you ARE a racist. Outside of the color of their skin and person that coached them, they are NOT alike. I couldn’t see Jamarcus being accepted into Stanford.

  38. Buc1987 Says:

    Jamarcus had no work ethic like Winston as well.

  39. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    As a Jameis fan, I will say, at least Jamarcus and Jameis both had the same QB coach in Jimbo. There’s a bare minimum connection.

    The absolute worst people are the ones that bring up Vince Young in comparison to Jameis. There is 0.0% comparable about the two. Completely different style of QB. I haven’t seen it recently on here, but, I have seen it, and it was by the trolls that you would expect it come from.

  40. flmike Says:

    All drafts are base don one thing…
    Potential…there are no guarantees.

    You draft the guy who you believe has the most potential to succeed, then you hope, wish and pray your guy’s potential for greatness is realized, but that’s not always the case.

  41. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    I miss PR also….hope he comes back…..probably will during season….JBF is addictive…..
    Thanks for acknowledging my reasoned approach…..I learned a long time ago that you can’t attack others and expect to win debates.
    I know the debate won’t end after the draft and that is unfortunate….we will have a QB like one we have never had (Mariota would have also qualified for that)…..we will have a chance to start a sustained winning tradition again…..and there will be those on the JBF sideline taking cheap shots…..these are not really fans….they are just immature malcontents…

  42. LOUBUCSFAN Says:

    I think Jamies has a fire and passion in him this team needs! Tired of getting asked “why the bucs”?

  43. lurker Says:

    prbucfan has been around recently…just here and there.

    kinda like buccaneers’ wins.

  44. drdneast Says:

    So many Rambos and snipers disguised as file clerks and cooks. LOL.
    Have you ever noticed lately that everyone who was in the military was either a SEAL or a Green Beret or Army Ranger. Give me a break.
    The military is where a lot of people go because they can’t find a real job in the outside world.
    Excluding of course real solders and combat personnel.

  45. Buccfan37 Says:

    It seems like every post is highjacked by the Winston defenders. If you are so certain that Winston is the Bucs top pick, why repeat the same lines over and over at opposing opinions? It tells me you are not as sure as you make out to be. As far as the Hawk, why was he paid big money to come here and what has he done to earn it? Ooh, he played for the 49ers, he must be good, go get him. Overplayed overpaid.

  46. Buccfan37 Says:

    drdneast… no, many were drafted for service in Vietnam. nearly all of them. They all seved in whatever capacity was assigned to them. They did’nt run to Canada to escape the draft like many did who received amnesty afterwards. They should bring back the draft, so those of you who make light of their contribution can experience your own taste of the medicine.