Remembering Hawk’s Warm Breast

October 21st, 2015

hawk 1222One prominent Buccaneer got real serious today when Joe asked about the Washington Redskins’ leading tackler and bonecrusher-in-chief, Dashon “Hawk” Goldson.

Defensive end Jacquies Smith (four sacks) has the utmost respect for Hawk, the former Bucs safety.

“That’s one guy when I first got here I clung to a lot because he’s been around the game a long time,” Smith said. “He’s seen it all. Just being around him talking football, or just even outside of football, just his knowledge of things. You’d be surprised. I have a lot of respect.

“He was a great leader, man. Great locker room presence. You felt when Dashon was there. He was great on the field. He was a great talker. He’s great in the classroom.’

Smith added that Hawk was welcoming of young players and eager to counsel. And Danny Lansanah today praised Hawk for his communication and leadership.

Hawk has 30 solo tackles this season. Chris Conte, the guy who replaced him in Tampa, leads the Bucs with 24.

Joe asked Doug Martin about Hawk, and Martin had no interest in reminiscing. He basically he said he’d see him in the box. Martin is one focused dude these days.

15 Responses to “Remembering Hawk’s Warm Breast”

  1. imathenone Says:

    Martin is one focused dude these days.


  2. Warren Says:

    ORRR Martin doesn’t talk to Joe Bucsfan because of their continued disrespect in using a nickname the guy absolutely hates.

  3. pete Says:

    I miss the game of football that Goldson learned to play!

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The “Squawk”…….real good talker…..

  5. DraftJameis Says:

    Wish more guys had the mindset of Martin. From Johnthan Banks’ comments yesterday, to Jac Smith saying the “leader of the locker room” during a 2-14 season was a “great leader,” shows these guys heads don’t have a grip on reality. Jac Smith apparently thinks everything Dashon Goldson, who was cut in the offseason, did was great. Someone tell him to look up to someone with real success, not just his boy.

  6. Big Irish Says:

    Yeah….drop the hamster nickname. How about Double Duece?

  7. buc4life1979 Says:

    Here’s hoping that the “Hawk” will perform to his previously established playing standard, aka like when he was here playing for the Bucs….Being out of position often, taking bad angles, not being able to come down with interceptons, etc. GO BUCS!!!

  8. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed Pete.

    Lynch would be nothing is this league if he played now.

    But Goldson didn’t really do sh*t while he was here under either coach.

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    unbelievable….I disagree. Goldson was always good for 15 yard penalties …for the other team anyways.

    As far as Martin. Perhaps he would like to be called Mighty Mouse, Muscle Gerbil, or Little Train That Could…

    I don’t know I’m just throwing names out there that might stick.

  10. Brett Says:

    He is one of many who was good before he got here and after he left. Bucs coaches need to look in the mirror.

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    Martin, be careful what you ask for, the next nickname may be even worse. I can understand him not wanting to be called that, does anybody outside JoeBucsFan call him that? How about Muscle Gopher Yards, or if muscle is the offending word I like Dig Doug or just regular Doug Martin. Lucky he is not a native American Indian, any nickname related to that would be offensive. Oh well, the Hawk must like his nickname, I haven’t heard any complaints. Hawk, his bark is bigger than his legal bite.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Hawk was a walking flag magnet.

  13. Erik with Clean Athletics Says:

    Doug’s nickname in the locker room is Dougie Fresh.

    No need for debate or any more Muscle Hamster references.

  14. JAB83 Says:

    Dougie Fresh Musel Hamster!!! Love it!!!

  15. ElioT Says:

    The “Crawk” can suck it!

    Dude didn’t make a single impact play in Tampa.

    Siege this!

    Go Sucs!