What’s Happened To Mason Foster?December 23rd, 2012
Early this season, Joe envisioned Mason Foster eating pineapple in late January.
The second-year linebacker was playing that well, delivering bone-crushing hits, looking reasonably solid in coverage and racking up tackles.
But Foster has really fallen off. Joe has studied Foster a lot lately and Foster clearly looks slower and like less of a downhill force.
It’s almost like the second-year Foster has hit a rookie wall, while Lavonte David has run through it. Foster had four tackles today.
Looking ahead to next season is about the only thing that soothes Joe right now (outside of Rachel Watson in a Santa suit). And thinking about next season and the near certainty that Quincy Black won’t return, Joe has a feeling the Bucs might look to move Foster to the strong side and look for a bigger, more versatile force in the middle.