Foster To Make Defensive Calls
September 23, 2011 at 08:37am by Scott • 6 Comments »
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.