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Goldson’s old school shot symbolic of 49ers defense

Dashon Goldson, Andre Roberts AP

A year ago, 49ers safety Dashon Goldson fought with Cardinals wide receiver Early Doucet, was ejected and fined $25,000.

Last night, he got the best kind of revenge.

Goldson put the punctuation on the 49ers’ 24-3 win with a savage, clean shot on Doucet to break up a pass in the fourth quarter.

Vince Lombardi would be proud,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said of Goldson’s hit, via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com.

“That’s a compliment,” Goldson said. “It was a hard, clean hit, and that’s something to be proud of. I’m proud of it. And I’m happy for that guy that he’s OK and he got back in the game.”

The Cards as a whole never really got back into the game, and became the fourth 49ers opponent this year to leave without a touchdown, and managed just seven rushing yards.

“We are for real,” 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers said. “Our thing is just to continue to get better and continue to play week-in and week-out.”

With Goldson doling out old-school hits, and the 49ers keeping people from doing anything on the ground, their chances are getting better each week.

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17 Responses to “Goldson’s old school shot symbolic of 49ers defense”
  1. east96st says: Oct 30, 2012 8:02 AM

    Loved the hit. That’s how football SHOULD be played. But, I have seen similar hits get flagged for the “defenseless receiver” nonsense. Is this another call, like holding and PI, that’s going to constantly be redefined every game by whichever official is calling the game and what mood he’s in that day?

  2. glennsyank13 says: Oct 30, 2012 9:43 AM

    Wouldn’t an old school hit be with the crown of the helmet after launching himself toward the receiver? Since that is what they used to do, hence the old school moniker.

  3. footballhistorian says: Oct 30, 2012 9:53 AM

    It looked like head to head contact too.

  4. mazblast says: Oct 30, 2012 9:57 AM

    He dared to touch a receiver. He’ll be hearing from the league office.

  5. lezbehonestppl says: Oct 30, 2012 10:01 AM

    Reminded me a little of those Sean Taylor hits. Felt good to actually see a big time hit without a dozen yellow flags raining on the field. RIP 21.

  6. tjh9985 says: Oct 30, 2012 10:13 AM

    Too bad he can’t hit hard when going head to head and somone’s expecting it ala Lynch driving him 10 yards back.

  7. sixjak says: Oct 30, 2012 10:19 AM

    footballhistorian says:
    Oct 30, 2012 9:53 AM
    It looked like head to head contact too.

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    Hey…..uhhhh…..friend. There’s this really cool thing called HD TV. Most ppl have large screens to watch the action in amazing clarity. Much better than that black and white 13″ you’re still watching the games on. Feel free to join the rest of us in the 21st century. It was clean. The rest of us all saw it and agree.

  8. radrntn says: Oct 30, 2012 11:26 AM

    if that was the raiders who made the hit, they would have thrown a flag for unecessary roughness.

  9. ninerdynasty says: Oct 30, 2012 11:32 AM

    glennsyank13 says: Oct 30, 2012 9:43 AM

    Wouldn’t an old school hit be with the crown of the helmet after launching himself toward the receiver? Since that is what they used to do, hence the old school moniker.
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    Yeah, dive at someone head first with a leather helmet! what are you? 20? that you think old school is in the 80s-90s? yeah, thats old school hits.. smh!

  10. pickney1 says: Oct 30, 2012 11:51 AM

    I love that hit, it was old school clean lick, that was a clean hit. It was reminiscent of Ronnie Lott patrolling the secondary. It was also reminiscent of the time when the middle was no man’s land for any receiver who even dared cross that land.

  11. rhone16 says: Oct 30, 2012 12:13 PM

    That hit was typical for Goldson, and he almost never gets penalized because he leads with his shoulder instead of his helmet.

    And that’s why all the people who whine about not being hit anymore are full of crap. There is no rule about how hard you can hit, as Goldson demonstrates regularly.

  12. friscokid49 says: Oct 30, 2012 1:56 PM

    I loved the good, old fashioned, clean hit. I can do without the on-field celebration. Be a Pro.

  13. SOBEIT says: Oct 30, 2012 2:06 PM

    It was old school because it was brutal…it was new school because of technique. Gave me flashbacks of Ronnie Lott protecting the middle of the field. Different game and different time, but it was still a great hit and very glad to see ED get up and shake it off.

  14. allday38 says: Oct 30, 2012 2:51 PM

    Funny how Harbaugh likes hard hits and rough play from his DB’s, but whines when other teams play the same way. Which is it Jim? You love old school hard hitting football , or the “don’t be to rough with my WR’s” style football?

  15. hendeeze says: Oct 30, 2012 3:15 PM

    @radrntn If it was a Raider, they would have not made the tackle. Probably jogging on the field instead.

    @allday38 Apparently you don’t understand football. Heres a hint, you tackle the guy with the ball. What you can’t do is bump them off their routes 5 yards after their release. But then again maybe you are a fan of a team that doesn’t know how to play defense, like @radrntn. In that case, My condolences.

  16. billb49 says: Oct 30, 2012 4:09 PM

    Memo to allday38: Harbaugh wasn’t complaining or making any remarks about “rough play.” He was talking about illegal contact. Maybe you haven’t been paying enough attention to notice this but there is actually a rule on this – no contact after five yards.

  17. 49ersallatime says: Oct 31, 2012 1:38 PM

    “allday38 says: Oct 30, 2012 2:51 PM

    Funny how Harbaugh likes hard hits and rough play from his DB’s, but whines when other teams play the same way. Which is it Jim? You love old school hard hitting football , or the “don’t be to rough with my WR’s” style football?”

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    No Harbaugh said he would get clarifications on holding recievers beyond 5 yards, not on getting hit hard.

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