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Foster ready to step in again

Posted by Teresa Varley on August 27, 2012 – 6:30 pm

Ramon Foster has been here before, being the guy who is asked to step up when a teammate is injured. Since his rookie year it’s a role that he has been asked to fill, and since then he has delivered. 

“You just have to be able to step in and do the job with no slack off,” said Foster. “I have been in this position before. It’s just staying consistent.

“We have that gift of having guys that are experienced on the offensive line. I am one of those guys that has played a lot and started, and it’s almost like second nature stepping in and doing your job.”

This time Foster will be thrown into the fire at right guard after rookie first-round pick David DeCastro suffered a serious knee injury against the Buffalo Bills.

It’s an opportunity for Foster, who battled for the starting job during camp, to show that he is more than capable of not just holding things down, but being a solid force there.

“It’s definitely an opportunity,” said Foster. “I hate to have it happen to him, but I have to take advantage of it and hopefully run away with it.

“I understand the circumstance, you have a high draft pick and you just have to go to work every day and fight for it. Stuff like this comes along. That is what happens when you go about your business every day.”

Foster said when he entered the Bills game, there was nothing said by the fellow linemen as they had plenty of confidence that he knew what he was doing.
“I don’t think there is any issue. He is a veteran,” said tackle Max Starks. “He has been doing this for a long time. He knows the importance of position flexibility and being ready to be a starter in waiting and a starter.

“It’s an unfortunate situation for David but a great opportunity for Ramon. I think he will do a great job.”

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One Response to “Foster ready to step in again”

  1. By PAUL on Aug 29, 2012 | Reply

    I”m behind Mr. Foster, you go sir.

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