Rewarding Dashon Goldson Is the Right Choice: But What Is His Price?

February 6, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Without question, San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson has emerged into one of the NFL's best safeties over the past two years. In both 2011 and 2012, he was named to the Pro Bowl. This past year also marked the first year where he was named to the league's All-Pro squad.
It took the former fourth-round pick out of Washington some time to come into his own, but seemingly defensive coordinator Vic Fangio helped speed up the process. Since Jim Harbaugh and his staff took over the Bay Area, Goldson has become a human turnover-creating machine.
From the beginning of the 2011 season to the end of the 2012 postseason, no 49er defender has been able to force more turnovers than his 14. Moreover, according to the analysts at Pro Football Focus, he amassed a plus-6.3 grade this season and he finished the season by allowing one of the lowest quarterback ratings against.
His 44.8 rating against was the ninth-lowest mark at his position leaguewide and the fourth-lowest mark in ...

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