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Foster To Make Defensive Calls

September 23, 2011 at 08:37am by Scott   •  6 Comments »

His first practice with the team was a month ago, by the way.
With Quincy Black injured, it looks like Mason Foster will be the one making the calls on the field.

Coach Raheem Morris said that rookie middle linebacker Mason Foster will wear the radio helmet and stay on the field regularly if strongside linebacker Quincy Black can’t play against Atlanta on Sunday.

Is… is this a good idea? I mean, I don’t know Foster and maybe he is just this good, but it seems like a player needs more than two games and a slapdash training camp to be ready to make all the defensive calls. Then again, with Black out, who would be the guy if not Foster? Geno Hayes? Probably not. Cody Grimm? I don’t think the safety usually makes these calls. Without more experience at linebacker, they’re almost forced into this.

6 Comments to “Foster To Make Defensive Calls”


Darren47 (September 23, 2011 at 09:10am:

It’s obviously not an ideal situation, but I don’t think fans should be alarmed. There are several examples of starting rookie QBs performing quite well this year (those playcalling duties are probably a bit more difficult), so I think taking on defensive playcalling responsibility isn’t quite outside Mason’s capabilities. Hell, I have to admit the kid has played with a controlled anger, which suggests to me he’s violent AND seems to know how to keep from being overly aggressive. Quincy Black (and the defense in general) haven’t impressed this year and I expect Mason to be an upgrade.

Or I’m just a naive optimist. Whatever. Go Bucs.


manbearpig (September 23, 2011 at 09:51am:

Joebucsfan says “Joe hopes we aren’t in for a Ruud awakening”
Manbearpig throws up in his own mouth.


toolman (September 23, 2011 at 10:06am:

Morris uses a lot of psychology in getting his troops up for the game. Some of the guys are up to the challenge. Unfortunately, when you see a guy’s name in print a lot it may mean he is on the ropes. Not being too specific, but watch who drops the ball. You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

Mark S

Mark S (September 23, 2011 at 11:50am:

But by adding toxic chemicals, one can speed the tanning process along. :)


Darren47 (September 23, 2011 at 12:17pm:

Proverbs and Bucstats fortunately don’t mix.


Aesir_Belgium (September 24, 2011 at 05:27am:

Anything that gets Quincy Black off the field is good for me. He was just fucking terrible. Every single play in that first half that week it seems he is getting pushed around by TE, missing tackles, allowing cutbacks, passes to be completed. Just seems so slow reacting. That long run by McNabb on 3rd&12 for the first? After getting pushed out of the pocket by great rush from Watson, Black can’t make the tackle or rerout him to the players chasing him down.
Convenient that he’s injured I say

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