Barrett Ruud SpeaksAugust 23rd, 2012
In case you missed it, Barrett Ruud is now the projected starter at middle linebacker for the Saints. (Yes, Joe dreams of LeGarrette Blount meeting Ruud in a hole.) New Orleans traded with Seattle for Ruud after a slew of training camp injuries.
What’s noteworthy in this Times-Picayune Ruud interview below is how Ruud says it took him three years to feel fully comfortable in the Bucs’ Tampa-2 defense. Joe knows some fans scoff at Mason Foster needing time to adjust at MLB. And while three years is too much time, Ruud’s comments might help explain the brutal spot Foster was thrown into last season after the lockout and why a great season is unlikely for Foster in 2012.