Originally posted by Afrikan:
so based off TB reaction you feel it was Goldson's fault? Did you even notice Goldson's reaction? probably not...I'm not surprised though.... again, I'm just saying this because you brought Brown's reaction, but didn't mention Goldson.
Brown gingerly point to Goldson... where as Goldson looked frustrated and showed up Brown on the field, looked like he wanted to beat his ass... Usually our players don't make scenes like that, so I would think Goldson might have done his job on the play.
as far as the commentary crew, they don't know the scheme and I believe at the end of pointing out that Goldson went to go after Cobb, that it might have been a miscommunication issue on both sides. (I'll watch it again tonight)
as far as the bolded part..lol....any half-talented player right?
its not about my "favorite" player getting criticized, I like all our players... its when folks feel the need to unjustly undervalue our players to make a point. They will make excuses as to why other players on our teams or others...excuses as to why they are considered good..where as they will have excuses as to why their *favorite* player is doing not so well or not considered Elite.
dude quit getting so caught up in it. Everyone from half the people on this board, to the announcers and even our local media like Inman and Maioccio think he left his assignment. I'm not attacking him -- just stating popular opinion and what I saw was that Goldson should've stayed pat in his zone and if Rodgers checked down to Cobb both him and TB and the closest LB were supposed to crash down on him and keep him out ofthe end zone. I could care less if Brown, Goldson, or even the OLB screwed it up but when the majority of people, especially people paid to cover this team say he left his assignment I'll trust their opinion over anyone else's opinion -- including my own.
Yes any half talent player like Reggie Smith can make similar plays and use our scheme to their advantage. See last seasons Cinncy game when Dalton forced the throw at the end of the game and he badly missed a WR allowing Smith to make a heads up play and secure the diving INT. I'm not bagging on Goldon with that phrase but I'm speaking the truth that we can put almost any DB back there and he'll succeed to some degree, simply because of the bracket style coverage we employ.
He has never been elite but as 4th round CB turned FS he is a great player, and now that we've employed a quality scheme he has succeeded. Every player has flaws and strengths but when Goldson's primary weaknesses are poor tackling and penchant for going for the big hit rather then a form tackle or deft attempt at smacking the ball in the air, I can't help but want something better. I'm happy for him because I think he is a solid player and his success means for turnovers and more chances to score and consequently more wins for the 9ers. I've always liked him and don't have any personal hate of him but to say he is our best opinion is being close minded.
[ Edited by sfout on Sep 11, 2012 at 5:15 PM ]