SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dashon Goldson slips on his blue-collar shirt that every San Francisco 49ers player is issued before talking on camera. He refuses to recognize any competition among his secondary teammates for interceptions or hard hits, too, deflecting everything back to the unit and what it has accomplished as a whole.
While Goldson might be the most outstanding piece this season, the sum of all the parts has sure matched up well again.
San Francisco’s stout secondary already has limited NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and 5,000-yard passer Matthew Stafford along with top receivers Greg Jennings and Calvin Johnson in wins over Green Bay and Detroit. With second-year quarterback Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings up this Sunday, Goldson and the rest of the 49ers secondary is looking to build on the success.