The linebacker is entering his seventh season in the league and is strictly focused on how the team is shaping up for success.
At this point in his career, linebacker
As he enters his seventh year in the league, and third with the Redskins, Foster has begun to see curtain closing on his NFL lifespan. Instead of worrying about starting jobs and the anxieties that come with competing with new players, Foster is only concerned with the team’s success.
“I love it,” he said. “I’m big fan of his game already. I watched him in Tennessee, I watched him make a bunch of plays last year. I’m a fan of any good defensive player no matter what position you play so you know as long as were adding people to the defense are going to help, or any part of this team is going to help, I love it.
“At the end of the day I’m going into year seven and my main goal for the last couple of year is just win,” Foster added. “It don’t matter how many snaps you play, what you’re playing, as long as we’re winning and your apart of that, that’s all that matters to me. Just coming in and compete, everyone is working hard and just adding talent and keep getting better in every spot.”
The attitude that Foster craves for his teammates to have will make itself evident over the next couple of weeks as the team returns for offseason workouts, starting first with the strength and conditioning coaches before ramping up with football activities.
Foster uses this time for self-improvement but also observational analysis. How are the new parts of the team – mostly on defense – gelling with each other? What is the attitude like in the locker room? How is the foundation for the season being set?
As mentioned in a recent article, Foster found rejuvenation when he signed with the Redskins in 2015. He escaped environments in Tampa and Chicago in which injuries plagued his time there, as well as a lack of faith in the organization’s philosophy.
Since coming to Washington, Foster said he’s found a renewed love for the game, and learned more about how to treat his body after six seasons playing.
“The biggest difference now is that I understand how to take care of my body,” Foster said. “You always did it, got massages and tried to eat right and now it’s at the point where I know what works for me…I’m still researching, talking to different people, going to different professionals trying to get everything right, acupuncture, all that stuff. I’m trying it all, but for now I really understand it and I know how much this means to me. These last couple of years after getting cut and everything how much I really love football. And, you know, just gotta keep working hard, there is no substitute for that. As long as I work hard and come out here and compete at the highest level then everything will work itself out.”