Foster Trying To Keep The Streak Alive

November 21st, 2013

Mason Foster had his coconut rattled against Atlanta on Sunday and was pulled with a concussion, or an “incussion,” as Foster described it.

Foster hasn’t returned to practice yet, apparently surrendering to NFL brain injury protocols, but Foster remains hopeful of a return in Detroit, so he told Joe today.

Foster also doesn’t want to break a personal streak he’s got going. Foster hasn’t missed a game of any kind since a busted thumb playing baseball as a little kid. Foster was a catcher and was forced to move to the outfield when he returned. But since then, Foster said, he never missed a high school, college or pro game of any kind.

Joe’s pulling big time for Foster’s return. He’s a playmaker on the Bucs defense, and with Dashon Goldson out, it could be brutal for the Bucs to be without two starters up the gut of their defense against the explosive and balanced Lions.

9 Responses to “Foster Trying To Keep The Streak Alive”

  1. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I like Mason, he didn’t have such a great rookie year, in part because he was shoved into the MLB position and received little help from the outside. But last year when the Bucs picked up LVD and Quincy Black started playing great Foster was a beast, then the tragic injury to Black marked the beginning of Foster’s small regression. So far this year, he’s done well. A few sacks, 2 pick 6’s against two good QB’s, and he’s a solid tackler. Quite the replacement for Barrett Ruud.

  2. 911bucs Says:

    Impressive stat.

  3. john Says:

    lability in pass coverage average vs the run >> imagine if we had drafted Luke K and put him with David wow best lB in nfl for the next 10 years

  4. bigpoppabuc Says:

    He’s not terrible though, John. And his impressive streak is probably the biggest contribution to what I like most about Foster; and that is that he gets better. Little by little he gets better and plays hard and has knack for making big plays.

  5. RachelWatson'sthong Says:

    LOve having Mason on our team and wold love to have him play against the Lions but this year is done as far as anything past the regular season. Mason needs to do what is best for his long term health. Get better soon Dude.

  6. Splengo Says:

    Mason will play!

  7. d-money Says:

    Enough with the Luke Keuchly (sp?) crap.

    If we draft him we don’t draft Baron and they most likely don’t draft David becuase they would have still had a need at saftey with that pick.

    Not in a million years would I trade having David and Baron for Keuchly.

  8. John Says:

    Not David I said Barron – Dom blew it heRe it was a lay up drill- I say we could have had David and Luke both they play different positions

  9. d-money Says:

    He would have been crucified if he drafted Keuchly having just drafted Foster the year before with all the other needs on this team.

    He took Baron because we needed a safety, have you forgotten about (Sabby the goat? and Cody Grimm?) and had he taken Keuchly in the first he would have still needed a saftey and would have most likely used the David pick on that need.

    You are missing my point. I’m well aware that David and Keuchly don’t play the same position. Im just saying I wouldn’t go back and trade what we have ,David/Baron, for the chance to have Keuchly who is only marginally better than Foster.

    You can go back in any draft and say that we should have chosen this guy over that…but if you’re complaining about a draft that we got Mark Baron, Lavonte David, and Doug Martin then you just sound like you don’t know what you’re talking about…

    Kind of like when you say that a LB with 5 passes defensed and 2 INT’s returned for touchdowns is a liability in pass coverage.