Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by Joecool:
How many turnovers were a direct cause of Goldson in the last two years? Seemed like he was good for 3 ball jarring hits a year at the minimum and a few INT's. I think we will miss that part this year. Ried appears to be a safer cover guy but let's see if he can force some turnovers.
True. He also led the league in unnecessary roughness penalties. As we all know, several of them extended drives that hurt us. Not saying that evened it all out but it did take away from the impact of his strengths.
Personally, I think the fact he played on a winning team and made a bunch of highlight hits gave him a higher ranking than he deserved. Pro Bowl? Probably. All Pro? No way.
He was a good player for us but just like Whitner he may have received a bump because of the team he played on. Delanie goldson ike rjf can all thank the Niners just a little bit for the contracts they received. Saw the same thing with Jason David of the Colts after the 2006 season. He got overpaid by Saints because he won with a great team. Gold son is good and deserving but he is paid a little too much when you consider his coverage ability is not elite
Goldson's coverage ability is in the top 5 due to his ability to cover ground, his height, and ability to separate WR from the ball. Not very many safeties in the league with his size, speed, and change of direction.
His problem was that there were times he was a little too aggressive which would get him out of position. It wasn't a lot but the majority of the time he started for us, we did not have an offense that can overcome these types of mistakes often which made them appear even larger mistakes.