Foster Says Tie Could End Up Being A Positive

The Steelers guard also talks about James Conner, AB and the first QB sneak since 2015

The Fan Morning Show
September 11, 2018 - 9:48 am

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - The Steelers walked away from Cleveland without a win, but they didn’t lose either. During his weekly segment with The Fan Morning Show, guard Ramon Foster says while it is disappointing it could benefit them at the end of the season.

“We’re looking at it as one of those things you don’t know what the outcome of this is until it’s the end of the season . . . I think it’s actually an advantage for having a tie at the end of the season if you’re tied with somebody as far as record.”

Other than a big fumble, running back James Conner had a big day on Sunday with 135 yards on 31 carries and five catches for 57 yards.

Foster says while they knew Conner could perform at a high level, having seen it during OTAs, training camp and preseason games, it was nice to see it during a regular season game.

“To actually see him put it together like that was actually really cool, really fun to be a part of especially with everything that he’s gone [through]. He’s not a rookie but he’s dealt with some stuff these last couple years that you kind of root for a guy like that.”

Some critics say that if the Steelers would’ve played the first team more often during the preseason they would’ve looked better in Cleveland. Foster doesn’t believe it.

“Half of the league lost games this weekend and what you have to realize is there will be some teams that lost this [past] weekend that end up being in the playoffs. So, you can’t count one game,” said Foster. “To be honest with you a lot of teams don’t play a whole lot in the preseason.”

Foster adds that he didn’t hear anything from Antonio Brown early on saying that he needed the ball more.

“You can’t just jump out there any say hey we got to get this guy going, this guy going and that guy going because you got to feel the game and of course when you’re dealing with AB guys are going to double team him defensive coordinators are going to try to scheme to not give him the ball because when the ball is in his hands, he’s dynamic.”

The Steelers also tried something for the first time since 2015 on offense and were successful, a quarterback sneak right in front of their former offensive Coordinator Todd Haley. So how called the play?

“It came in from the sidelines,” said Foster.

Foster says that he talked to Haley after the game and that he that “was a really good guy here we had some of our best years behind us with Todd so we’re going to act like he didn’t help our people’s careers.”