After their hard fought, dramatic win over the Seattle Seahawks, the 49ers have to avoid a letdown this week against Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers had a terrible start to their season and after digging themselves in a deep hole, have played better as of late, and not a team to be taken lightly.
“If you do a helmet-to-helmet, you probably aren’t going to get suspended,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The 49ers had two big holes to fill this offseason, with the departure of Dashon Goldson and the release of David Akers. It would be impossible to have any sustained success with question marks at both positions, but after the Week 1 performances of Phil Dawson and Eric Reid, it appears that the 49ers have found a short-term replacement for Akers, and long-term answer for Goldson.
Free agent safety Dashon Goldson signed a $41.25 million, five-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday.
The 49ers lost tight end Delanie Walker on his first day as a free agent when he signed with the Tennessee Titans.
San Francisco had the most players selected, nine, including six from its second-ranked defense.
Dashon Goldson has a stack of manila envelopes in his locker, filing away the paperwork every time the NFL has fined the San Francisco 49ers safety.
The San Francisco 49ers defense has been the face of the team, and most of the attention has gone to the front seven. However, the secondary is a key reason they have the top-rated defense in the league.
Dashon Goldson refused to let his disappointment over not getting a long-term deal with the San Francisco 49ers simmer. All he wants to do now is focus on football.
The San Francisco 49ers used the franchise tag for safety Dashon Goldson on Friday, giving them the right to match any offer Goldson receives from elsewhere.