Nov 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers free safety Dashon Goldson (38) prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Dashon Goldson felt like ‘a convict’ during suspension


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went to Detroit and won their third straight game. They did it with out safety Dashon Goldson who watched the game at home while serving a suspension.

“I couldn’t be around the building and that was the thing, man. It was kind of rough,” Goldson said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “The news, breaking it down, you felt like a convict, man. I couldn’t be around. This is what I love, this is what I like doing. This what I do. This is my daily operation. They took that from me.”

The biggest problem for defensive players is changing the way they play. A lot of which has been engrained into them over years of training and practice.

“I’m trying. I’m trying because, for the simple fact that I don’t want to hurt my team with these suspensions. I don’t want to hurt the organization with these suspensions. So definitely I’ve got to work really hard on lowering my target and things like that. But I can’t change my game too much, that’s the reason I got here. I’m the Hawk, baby. So I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do, get guys on the ground and help our team win. Get our defense off the field, get our offense out there and put points on the board.”

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  • Karen Melanson Hartman

    Dashon, your no convict ! I can tell you more than anyone else , your the defensive player I was most excited to see play. The rule change affected the way many players tackled – I felt badly that it seemed to have taken your