“Yeah,” Goldson said when asked if he thought it was a low offer. “And it was for one year, like San Francisco, so the choice was pretty easy.”
Goldson said the chance to sit with Belichick for a few minutes made the trip worthwhile.
“Just the meeting alone,” Goldson said. “I had a lot of respect for him, what he has done for the game of football, and just giving me the opportunity to visit the organization.”
Goldson, 28, may get that chance again. After playing for the franchise tag ($6.2 million) this year, hewill be a free agent if the 49ers don’t tag him again ($7.44 million) or reach a contract extension by March 13. The Patriots, who likely will let Patrick Chung test the free agent waters, will be looking for one or two safeties again this offseason.
Father knows best
On Monday, Joe Flacco’s father called the Ravens quarterback, “dull. As dull as he is portrayed in the media, he is that dull. He’s dull.”
That didn’t seem like a loving opinion of his son, but Tuesday Joe said he took his father’s words as complimentary.
“People have been telling me that my dad was quoted as calling me that,” he said. “I think he [means] it as a compliment because I believe that it probably means I’m going out there and carrying myself in a good manner and not giving anybody a reason to maybe like or dislike me. Either way, I don’t really concern myself with all that.”
Of course, the followup question was how Flacco would describe himself.
“I don’t know if I would say I’m dull, but I’m probably pretty close to it,” he said.