Ramon Foster On Tough Remaining Schedule: 'Bring It On'

Steelers relish the opportunity to prove they are real Super Bowl contenders

Matt Koll
November 27, 2018 - 10:50 am
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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan)- Steelers guard Ramon Foster knows what's in front of him and his team in the last five weeks of the regular season.

They aren't just tough opponents in the Chargers, Saints and Patriots. They are chances to prove that the Steelers are one of the best.

He said so during his weekly hit at 8 am Tuesday morning on The Fan Morning Show.

"Honestly, I'm embracing it. You've got to kind of smile at it because the thing is, if we reel off these next few games and knock 'em off then you have to answer the question, 'what's next?' That's all I want to be able to prove is that we are one of those types of teams that should be at the top of everybody's list and we are real Super Bowl contenders," said Foster. 

"That's our mindset moving into it. Bring it on. There's no way to get around it anyway. Those are some really good teams but we are one also." 

Looking specifically toward the Chargers this week, Foster called Chargers QB Philip Rivers a "magician" and said the Chargers defense works in concert with their high-flying offense to win games. He called Chargers' defensive end Joey Bosa a "smaller Calais Campbell (of the Jaguars)" and said defensive end Melvin Ingram on the other side for LA poses a threat as well. 

Going back to last week's loss, Foster was asked whether he would have liked to have run the ball more from the goal line...

"The thing is, we did have two running calls they just had pass options on them and the pass option was better in those situations. Of course, in hindsight you could say maybe we should have handed it off. But we've been in those situations before and Ben has diced guys apart on a subpackage near the goal line." 

As one of the strong voices and leaders on the team, Ramon also talked about encouraging James Conner through his fumble issues and how he isn't worried about Conner taking responsbility or holding himself accountable for his mistakes. 

"You let it be known like, 'Hey, that's the one we get right there. We don't want to go down that road again.' Also, lead him to understand that every opportunity we have on the field is one that we are either pushing towards winning a Super Bowl and get into the playoffs, or we're doing stuff to negate that."

"I think he's a guy that fully understands everything moving forward. He's not a guy that's just pushing on past it. I'm sure we are going to have a lot of stuff out of him this week as far as him being very conscious about his ball control and everything else. It's not a big deal. He's a guy that understands it, though." 

You can listen to the entire interview on The Fan Morning Show with Ramon Foster below. 





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