Originally posted by Ness
Goldson had a good season considering that he was behind Roman the first two years of his career and since he started over Roman, that says that the coaching staff was more comfortable with him than they were with Roman. Goldson had 94 tackles (76 solo), 2 sacks, 4 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles in his first full season as a starter. I think thats pretty damn good. I dont go by "buzz" or anything like that during the off-season because it doesnt mean anything. As for Davis, he's next on my list to get extended but at the same time, he's ONLY had ONE good season. The only difference is that he plays on offense and was the focal point of the offense. Davis didnt do anything either until last season which was his fourth. If Davis and Goldson were the opposite, we would be saying the same thing but with it being reversed. In the end, I think that both are definitely worth extending and while I have Davis ahead of Goldson, Goldson is just as important because he's our playmaking FS and with the uncertain future's of Clements and Lewis, keeping Goldson would definitely be a good thing. And you talked about consistency (and continuity should be included too) with our young safeties. Shouldnt Goldson be a part of that young consistency too?
As for Lawson, everyone here knows I want to extend him but if the front office knows that they're going to let him leave no matter what, mine as well trade him for something instead of letting him walk for free. Always better to get something in return instead of nothing at all.