Mason Foster Knocked Out

November 22nd, 2013

Mason Foster’s blow to his coconut last Sunday also has knocked him out of Sunday’s game at Detroit. Foster’s concussion is serious business, Greg Schiano said today, and there’s no timetable for his return.

This is a huge blow to the Bucs’ chances against Detroit. It’s brutal to lose two components up the gut of your defense: Dashon Goldson (suspension) and Foster. Both those guys had interceptions last Sunday and are playmakers. Replacements Keith Tandy and Adam Hayward are significant steps down.

As Joe noted yesterday, this is Foster’s first missed game since before high school.

12 Responses to “Mason Foster Knocked Out”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    This makes a huge uphill climb even tougher….our offense will really, really have to play well Sunday to have any chance…

  2. BigMacAttack Says:

    Hayward had a pretty good game last week after Foster went down. Can’t say about Tandy, but they need to make it happen on Defense. Go D Line!

  3. Couch Fan Says:

    That sucks. Get well soon… hope its not to serious.

  4. Justin Says:

    Now here is where we need to be concerned. There is a large drop off from Foster to Hayward when it comes to run support. This is much more cause for concern than Tandy subbing in for Goldson.

    Anyone see the play where Foster got the concussion? Guess who knocked him out?

  5. []_[]Buc Says:

    Damn that’s gonna be a tough one

    But next man up!

    I wonder will Lavonte move inside?

  6. Tim Says:

    The lions don’t really have a power run game, Hayward will be fine in that aspect. Im more concerned with Detroit’s TEs coming across the middle on short slants, I don’t know if he has enough thump to stop them.

  7. ElioT Says:

    I can’t remember the exact play but I think it was a friendly fire strike by Goldson that concussed Foster? Thanks Hawk!

  8. ElioT Says:

    Did a Goldson hit knock out Foster? I thought that’s what I saw.

    Thanks Hawk!

  9. tj Says:

    Yes are saftey knocked him out

  10. Cody Says:

    Yeah it sucks that 59 and 38 are out but I still believe that across the board our defense is better than Detroits…BuCs win 27 – 20…

  11. MikeJ Says:

    Do I smell IR coming up??

  12. Mr. T Says:

    To me this just puts the nail in the coffin for this game. With all the injuries in out secondary, Goldson being out and now Foster too (hope he gets well soon) trying to stop the pass happy Lions will be an almost impossible task unless we get an exceptional pass rush going. Love to see us win this but just don’t think it will happen (hope I’m wrong).