Casillas The LeaderApril 18th, 2014
An interesting nugget dropped by lean-looking Mason Foster to media this week referenced his fellow starting linebacker from 2013, Schiano-man turned Lovie-man Jonathan Casillas.
Casillas is healthy now after minor knee surgery last fall, and Foster explained Casillas is currently the lead dog in the Buccaneers’ linebackers room.
You can catch the entire audio below, via 620wdae.com.
Joe will say this about Casillas: the guy is a commanding presence. He’s 26 years old and often comes off like a mature 40 year old. He’s a neat story of a New Jersey kid who was undrafted out of Wisconsin and is entering his sixth NFL season. He’s one of only a few Bucs players with Super Bowl rings (New Orleans).
Casillas is no superstar, but nobody questions his toughness. It’ll be interesting to see how he may blossom in this defense, which represents a change from what he’s played in previously. Clearly, the new regime opted to keep him for a reason. Right now, Casillas appears penciled in as the starting strongside linebacker.