Seriously? He usually seems pretty bad ass. Certainly in dealing with Q... The acting's a little overwrought sometimes, but if you can take Bruce Boxleitner, well, you can deal with overwrought acting.
That’s the truth.
I guess it would be better to say that Sisko seemed to philosophical to me, not that he couldn’t put the smack-down on someone. However, keep in mind the only DS9 episode I’ve seen in about 12 years is “Trials and Tribble-ations” on my original series Blu-ray disks so my recollections are a little dated.