Lovie Sets All-Pro Standard For Mason FosterSeptember 1st, 2014
Joe realizes many Bucs fans hear the name Luke Kuechly and bang their head against the nearest wall because in 2011 the Bucs drafted Mark Barron but could have had Kuechly, who landed in the middle of Carolina’s dominant defense.
The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year is everything he was hyped up to be.
Kuechly has been an animal in his first two seasons, and today Lovie Smith issued a Kuechly challenge to Mason Foster.
Lovie said Foster must outplay Kuechly on Sunday.
“It’s as simple as that,” Lovie said.
On the heels of Gerald McCoy claiming Foster is “night and day” improved in pass coverage, Foster sure has a load of pressure on his shoulders.
Joe’s confident this is strategic by Lovie. First, Lovie must believe Foster will respond to a public challenge. Second, in a contract year for Foster, the Bucs surely want to see what they have in him quickly.