Welcome back Dashon Goldson! The San Francisco 49ers got their very talented free safety to sign his franchise tender. Now the Niners have their whole starting defense from last season for the start of training camp. This is huge for the Niners; I have compared LB Patrick Willis and Goldson to the likes of LB Ray Lewis and FS Ed Reed. With Goldson reporting to camp the defense can know reestablish themselves as the best defense in the NFL.
It is no debate that Patrick Willis is the leader of the linebacker core and DE Justin Smith is the leader on the defensive line. It is my opinion that Goldson is not only the leader of the secondary but the best playmaker on the entire defense. No disrespects to CB Carlos Rogers, who had himself a career year last season, but it feels like opposing coaches have to be aware of Goldson at all times. Goldson was truly the definition of a ball hawk; whether if it was defending passes or making tackles, he was always around the ball.
The California native recorded 67 tackles, 6 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and recovered a fumble. An aspect in the game of Goldson that cannot be shown in statistics is his toughness. He is the type of player that will never back down from anyone, as shown in his fight versus Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet, which I believe Goldson won easily.
I believe I am speaking for the whole Niner Nation when is say, “It’s great to have Dashon in camp.” Defense is squared away, now the main focus throughout training camp and the preseason will be the offense. It is very exciting, football is right around the corner and the Niners are ready to make a run for their sixth Super Bowl. GO NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!