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Dashon Goldson Is A Buccaneer

March 14, 2013 at 01:27am by Scott   •  8 Comments »

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The Bucs announced today that they signed their first free agent this season, safety Dashon Goldson, formerly of the 49ers. Did you know they picked him up in their private plane and flew him to Tampa? I did, because it was covered so much that you’d think the story was about the plane ride and not his $41-million contract. How many hookers did they have on that plane to make it so important?

“I was encouraged that we recruited him hard enough to get him on the first flight,” general manager Mark Dominik said of the charter Goldson took to Tampa on Tuesday. “There were times I was nervous and wondering if we were able to make this come together.”

Kudos to Rick Stroud for foregoing the “Struck Gold” pun.

It’s a great signing, but it leaves Ronde Barber in the position of “go corner or go home”. The Bucs would probably welcome him back as the nickel corner since he’s still good at it and the next best corners they have under contract are Leonard Johnson and Danny Gorrer. Seriously. E.J. Biggers is an unrestricted free agent, as is Brandon McDonald. Eric Wright has no future with the team and Myron Lewis is doing exactly what we expected a Vanderbilt player to do in the NFL. So the name of the game tomorrow is, “How do we make Ronde happy?” Remember, an airplane full of hookers is never the wrong answer.

“We’re going to wait and see how Ronde feels,” Schiano said. “I’m going to let Ronde make his decision and celebrate Dashon’s signing and everything that goes with it.”

He’s playing it cool, but Schiano needs Ronde more than Ronde needs the Bucs. They’ll have to use a high draft pick and hit free agency to get the corner situation taken care of. Dunta Robinson already signed with the Chiefs, but there are still some interesting options out there. Was Nnamdi Asomugha overrated in Oakland or just a bad fit in Philadelphia? He could be had for a pretty reasonable price, I think. Derek Cox from the Jaguars just signed with San Diego, so he’s out of the mix. I thought he was a good young prospect. I thought Brent Grimes would be re-signed by Atlanta after they let Robinson go, but he’s still out there. DeAngelo Hall is still only 29 and not nearly the douchebag he was when he was with the Falcons. One of those guys plus a first (unlikely) or second (more likely) rounder will keep the Bucs from depending on guys who simply aren’t ready to start yet.

8 Comments to “Dashon Goldson Is A Buccaneer”

mcLovin

mcLovin (March 14, 2013 at 08:40am:

Green bay tendered sam shields with a 2nd rounder, I wouldn’t mind giving up a 2nd for a young talent like that

Louie

Louie (March 14, 2013 at 09:49am:

There is a god! Free agency finally got exciting yesterday and clickys are back!

manbearpig

manbearpig (March 14, 2013 at 10:14am:

If the Bucs were to pick up deangelo hall I would be super disappointed. He is the biggest fuck tard in the nfl. All I get to see in Virginia is redskins games and believe me Scott, he’s just as bad if not worse than he was in Atlanta. I think he hit 2 refs this year and had a ton of personal fouls.

jampersands

jampersands (March 14, 2013 at 10:46am:

I’ve never been a Deangelo Hall fan, and given he hits about as hard as Peyton Manning, I don’t really think he’s a Schiano type guy.

Meanwhile, I’ve been hoping for months the Bucs would grab Nnamdi this offseason. Good guy, bad situation in Philly. Worth a reasonable contract.

BaldBuc4055

BaldBuc4055 (March 14, 2013 at 12:04pm:

I’m all for making a move for Revis as long as the Bucs don’t A)give up a first round pick and B)get him signed to a long term deal before a trade is made. I wouldn’t be against grabbing another corner as well, that way they can choose the best player available in the first round rather than reaching for need.

Mark S

Mark S (March 14, 2013 at 12:43pm:

I have thought about going for Nnamdi, but I keep having second thoughts that there is more wrong than just the situation in Philly. Maybe he lost a step? I would want to work him out before committing to him.

cubsandbucsfan

cubsandbucsfan (March 14, 2013 at 02:55pm:

Safe to say Shelton Quarles exceeded expectations of a Vandy player?

Scott

Scott (March 14, 2013 at 03:06pm:

You’ll notice a significant uptick in Vandy hate here after the loss last year and the smug comments I am having to deal with since then.

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