Thought-Provoking Suitor For “Hawk”

March 15th, 2016

???????????????Wait a minute. Lovie Smith didn’t think former Bucs safety Dashon “Hawk” Goldson could fit in his defense, so the Bucs traded him last April to Washington for a sixth-round pick.

Now, after a standout playoff season with the Redskins, Hawk is a free agent again because Washington didn’t want to drop $8 million in his lap for 2016.

This afternoon, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport brings word that the Cowboys are courting Hawk.

This is stunning, considering Lovie’s close friend and confidante is Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. What does Marinelli see on film that makes him think Goldson is a fit for a defense a lot like Lovie’s, one that expects to be in the playoffs next season?

26 Responses to “Thought-Provoking Suitor For “Hawk””

  1. DallasBuc Says:

    Is it possible that Marinelli actually knows and understands the defense he runs and knows how to evaluate talent for his defense? All of which the so called “defensive guru” was evidently clueless about.
    The season can’t get here soon enough to get the bad taste of the hot steamy pile o’ poo the last two years out of my mouth.

  2. ElioT Says:

    The Crawk looking for more prey!

    Dashon is a cool dude, but he did NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING in his time as a Buc.

    Dominik’s “No fly zone” lol.

    Horrible signing. Dom sucks.

  3. Pick6 Says:

    or perhaps lovie’s firing was a wake up call to the last employed coordinator living the Tony Dungy gospel that it is time to get more flexible.

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Better them than us. Goldson is one of the key reasons officials unfairly call penalties on us.

  5. BigHogHaynes Says:

    @DallasBuc: keep you mouth/wash on standby !!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I wish the “Squawk” lots of luck….elsewhere!!!

  7. The Buc Realist Says:

    I will laugh if they try him out at linebacker!!!

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    Perhaps Marineli is intelligent enough unlike his two mentors that the game has evolved and schemes and philosophies must evolve with it. I like Hawk but he definitely made some mistake while a buc and brought some unneeded attention to an already poorly coached defensive team.

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

    D@$# I hate the cowboys.

  10. Dave Says:

    Thought he switched to olb?

  11. Supersam Says:

    Thanks Lovie for Dismantling the no fly zone. Barron, David, and Alexander sure would’ve looked good as our line backing group. Along with Revis and Goldson, let’s not forget Donald Penn and Zuttah.

  12. Ed Says:

    Supersam, you blame Coach Smith,for dismantling the no fly zone. What about the GM, he was present when they were dissolved. Everything bad is coach Smith fault. He better win, because he do not have coach Smith to blame.

  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    Note to Ed says.. Ed you will find a lot of these poster here will not objectively look at our Bucs for what they are. YEs, according to many Buc fans here and the media in Tampa, it was all..entirely Lovie Smith fault. And Licht has absolutely nothing to do with the teams demise despite drafting 2 consecutive yrs offensively. Yes, some of it was Lovies fault. But Licht shares a lot of the blame as well. And I’ve said repeatedly, this team needs a mjor Defensive overhauling. Nobody here blames any of our players for their extra poor play. its..lynch Lovie. Ok Lovie’s gone. We shall see who the fabs are fonna put the weight on now. I cannot wait,.

  14. JAB83 Says:

    OK Mikie John….

    You are Sofa King We Taught It…. My post often come across we taught it because I can’t spell or my phone screws me..

    You my friend are we taught it because you were born that way….

    I was the biggest Lovie advocate you could find…. I actually still advocate his way of thinking because as a man he has plenty to offer…I even advocated him finishing out his contract regardless of his record… He will be a very good collage coach I’m sure….

    That said, if you can’t see the reasons why he had to go its because you know nothing but ignorrence and stupidity.. Your the reason I’m glad he is gone…. He not only attracted sorry player with sorry attitudes but he attracted people SOFA KING WE TAUGHT LIKE you appear to be….

    Please stop posting and reading this site…. Its gonna kill you when w start winning and I don’t want to see and read your WE TAUGHT IT POST…

    Go be a fan of Illinoise if you even realize that’s where your Love interest has gone….

  15. Waterboy Says:

    I’d be willing to bet Dallas won’t bring him in making 8 million a year.

  16. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Lol at MJ. Licht focused on improving the Offense through the draft and Lovie focused on improving the Defense through any means possible
    Licht succeeded
    Lovie failed.
    Math is not hard really

  17. JAB83 Says:

    Jason’s job… General Management (all things concerning Football) which he is exceptional at!!!!

    Lovies Job…. Head Coach (all on field football related) Which he failed horribly at!!!

    They work together not independently…. Lovie couldnt hold Jason jock because Lovie couldn’t do his job well enough… Simple as that!!!

    A coaches job is much like a supervisor s job… You work with who management gives you…. If not for the fact management gave Lovie who he wanted an argument could be made for bad GM…. To which the only bad thing Jason did was listen to Lovie and get rid of our best players!!!!

    Bottom Line…. Say what you want… If the GM and the HC can’t put a winner on the field with fort Knox at they’re disposal ….. Well guess what… The guy who got what he wanted and did nothing with it has to go…. Simple as that….

    The Lovie era is over…. And I am thankful I don’t have to try so hard to be positive about what’s happening anymore….

    Let’s all agree to move on PLEASE JOES…… No reason to dwell on unfortunate happenings friends…. No reason

  18. unbelievable Says:

    “You are Sofa King We Taught It” LOL @ JAB!

    Good posts though. I know you were a staunch supporter of Lovie, but you were able to recognize his failings, and that he needed to go. I was supportive of him for a while too. But this is how rational people think. They see something was not working, and recognize it needs to be changed.

  19. Bucs SB with Jameis Says:

    Once again Unbelievable is anything but! Kudos my friend because I was a Lovie supporter as well but when the choice was Lovie or Koetter rational heads prevailed.

  20. jb Says:

    Every week we find some new evidence of Lovie’s total ineptitude while he was here.

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

    @LoveandWarrickDunn you got me thinking about how dynamic David,Alexander and Jack would be my dude. Trio would be nasty.

  22. hamilton Says:

    lovie gone,leave it alone joe

  23. Kevin Says:

    Maranelli made lovie look good

  24. godzilla13 Says:

    The Hawk, Dashon Goldson? The same guy who hit Vincent Jackson and took his knee out? The same guy who Ali Marpet was going to tear his head off? Goldson can’t cover and misses to many tackles. Pass.

  25. unbelievable Says:

    @Bucs SB, thank you sir, you are a gentleman and a scholar!

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

    Wow.. The Pats traded Chandler Jones for a guard and a second.