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Robert Foster: The BEST WR you've never heard of (Video)

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1 hour ago, Cripple Creek said:

You, @BringBackFergy & I were about the only ones who saw promise in Foster going into last season. So many here were ready to cut bait in the preseason.

Strongest toes of any WR at the combine. Ability to grab into turf and change direction quickly. It’s all in my pre-draft review in 2017. 

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3 hours ago, Rocky Landing said:

My concern is that we may be faced with a "fierce camp competition" for a stable of solid #2 WRs. It would be nice if one of these guys could develop into a solid #1. 

 

Foster may, indeed, be the guy to get there, as he has likely not yet found his ceiling. After Foster, we have a bunch of solid guys who, while they may not have yet reached their ceiling, have been playing professional football long enough that we could assume they are probably pretty close.

 

Brown is a solid #2 WR and Beasley is a solid #3 WR. The Bills could very well have 2-#1 WRs in Zay and Foster. Time will tell. 

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1 hour ago, Cripple Creek said:

You, @BringBackFergy & I were about the only ones who saw promise in Foster going into last season. So many here were ready to cut bait in the preseason.

I’m not sure if I was that rabid an advocate for Foster, but Sky Diver certainly was carrying the torch for him.  😁

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Not a great video. Didn't even show a lot of Foster's best receptions. That being said, I agree that Foster has a chance to break out. If Allen prefers him and trusts him as a WR, he'll get targets.

 

He just has to consistently catch the ball. He's shown improvement tracking it on deep throws, but he also drops the ball sometimes, and the word out of OTA's is that he's had some drops as well.

 

Hope he's willing to put in the work and keep getting better. Would be amazing to have a #1 or even #2 WR who went undrafted.

1 hour ago, Doc said:

 

Brown is a solid #2 WR and Beasley is a solid #3 WR. The Bills could very well have 2-#1 WRs in Zay and Foster. Time will tell. 

There's nothing to indicate that Zay could ever be anything more than just a #2 at best. He doesn't have any elite traits and hasn't been very impressive his first couple years. I think he'll always find a job in the NFL, but never as a legit #1 threat.

 

Foster, though, does have some elite traits. He has good size and great speed. If there is a future #1 on this team, it's him. I don't see any other candidates on the team.

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2 hours ago, BringBackFergy said:

Strongest toes of any WR at the combine. Ability to grab into turf and change direction quickly. It’s all in my pre-draft review in 2017. 

You do realize, you are the ‘Mr. Haney’ of talent evaluators for the NFL...

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2 hours ago, BringBackFergy said:

Strongest toes of any WR at the combine. Ability to grab into turf and change direction quickly. It’s all in my pre-draft review in 2017. 

I noticed that the other day while watching some of the OTA videos of him running routes. His footwork looks pretty damn good.

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2 hours ago, Doc said:

 

Brown is a solid #2 WR and Beasley is a solid #3 WR. The Bills could very well have 2-#1 WRs in Zay and Foster. Time will tell. 

Yep. Operative word: could.

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On 6/8/2019 at 7:06 PM, StHustle said:

 

There are different ways to compare two things besides physical measurables. In this case the comparison is quite clear. Both players not highly regarded at all coming out of college who end up being big time deep threat playmakers and top rated receivers in the league. Foster was the most productive receiver in the whole league during that final stretch. That's a huge accomplishment with a rookie "inaccurate"  QB at the helm.

 

Is this a bold prediction? Sure. But I have very solid data to back this up. I'm not a homer type of guy either. Foster has potential to be every bit as dangerous as Antonio Brown.

 

I can almost see it...   I’m hiding names so it’s not obvious which one is which: 

 

WR x

7 time pro bowler

11,000 yards reviving 

2 time NFL reception and yardage leader 

74 reviving touchdowns 

Around 6 ft 

most catches and yards since entering the NFL  

Dominant at a smaller school shattering career records in 3 yrs 

 

WR z

27 career receptions

541 yards 

3 TDs 

Around 6 ft

Some catches and yards since entering the nfl, getting cut, passing waivers then getting signed again. 

Invisible at nations top collegiate program 

 

 

guess which one is which? I intentionally obfuscated height so I didn’t give it away.. these guys are eerily similar....

 

 

love over the enthusiasm.  But Foster needs to be Zay or Foster before he’s AB

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On 6/9/2019 at 3:19 PM, Cripple Creek said:

You, @BringBackFergy & I were about the only ones who saw promise in Foster going into last season. So many here were ready to cut bait in the preseason.

As I recall, one major rap on Foster was that his hands were flat out bad, and his preseason and early season performances seemed to verify that.   When he returned, it was almost like he was a different player.  

 

So the question for this season is which of the 2018 Fosters are we going to get?

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On 6/8/2019 at 7:21 PM, Augie said:

Foster at the end of the year did not look like Foster early in the year. I’m not sure how much was him, how much was coaching or how he was used, but he didn’t look like the same guy. He actually looked like a legit NFL WR later in the year at times. 

Confidence will do that to a guy. Hoping he has a great camp and can continue to run with it!

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14 hours ago, Over 29 years of fanhood said:

 

I can almost see it...   I’m hiding names so it’s not obvious which one is which: 

 

WR x

7 time pro bowler

11,000 yards reviving 

2 time NFL reception and yardage leader 

74 reviving touchdowns 

Around 6 ft 

most catches and yards since entering the NFL  

Dominant at a smaller school shattering career records in 3 yrs 

 

WR z

27 career receptions

541 yards 

3 TDs 

Around 6 ft

Some catches and yards since entering the nfl, getting cut, passing waivers then getting signed again. 

Invisible at nations top collegiate program 

 

 

guess which one is which? I intentionally obfuscated height so I didn’t give it away.. these guys are eerily similar....

 

 

love over the enthusiasm.  But Foster needs to be Zay or Foster before he’s AB

I'm guessing they were comparing to Brown in early career. Remember Hines Ward, Mike Wallace and Antwaan Randle El were the top receivers when Brown was drafted and he was practically a no body even the 2nd receiver the Steelers took that draft behind Emmanuel Sanders. Mike Wallace was the next big thing over there at the time. Brown came out of nowhere and took the 3rd receiver spot. The next year he got the big contract extension(before Mike Wallace) Hines retired, and a year later Wallace walked without the big money. Point being, Brown was a scrub that balled out and became the top dog. Foster has a chance to do the same. 

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On 6/9/2019 at 4:25 PM, BringBackFergy said:

Strongest toes of any WR at the combine. Ability to grab into turf and change direction quickly. It’s all in my pre-draft review in 2017. 

Upon further review, I believe Foster’s toes are strong enough to throw a football over ‘them mountains’.  😁

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1 hour ago, badassgixxer05 said:

I'm guessing they were comparing to Brown in early career. Remember Hines Ward, Mike Wallace and Antwaan Randle El were the top receivers when Brown was drafted and he was practically a no body even the 2nd receiver the Steelers took that draft behind Emmanuel Sanders. Mike Wallace was the next big thing over there at the time. Brown came out of nowhere and took the 3rd receiver spot. The next year he got the big contract extension(before Mike Wallace) Hines retired, and a year later Wallace walked without the big money. Point being, Brown was a scrub that balled out and became the top dog. Foster has a chance to do the same. 

 

Sure... and for every scrub that balled out there have been 100 that have bombed out. 

 

It’s fine to dream of foster becoming Jerry Rice, AB... geeze I’ll take Nate Burelson or Lee Evans but other than overachieving his UDFA status with a few nice games on a dreadful offensive roster, I’m not sure what has earned these ‘Next AB’ comparisons

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It was nice seeing Foster produce at the end of last season.   I (we) hope he has more, than just catching deep passes.

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The best thing the Bills did for Foster is sign Brown and Duke Williams. Brown will show Foster how an NFL vet competes and Williams will drive Foster because he wants a shot at the NFL after the CFL. 

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I see Brett Favre in Josh Allen, said it last pre-season, got destroyed. I still feel good about that comparison, better tbh.

 

I see James Lofton in Robert Foster, calling it this preseason.

 

Foster will become our #1. Size, Speed, ball tracking, hands. He has it all.

 

Having Smokey Brown and two solid slots in Beasley and Jones only helps.

 

2019-2020 Robert Foster - 60 catches - 1150 yards - 8 TD - just under 20 ypr

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On 6/11/2019 at 11:16 AM, ShadyBillsFan said:

It was nice seeing Foster produce at the end of last season.   I (we) hope he has more, than just catching deep passes.

 

Yeah I think we may see more from him than deep catches in his 2nd year. I mean just watching him running some of those routes in OTAs with finesse the way he does and the way he gets his foot in the ground and cutting ability, he definitely is looking the part so far.

 

Long as the chemistry between he and Allen are up to par, I believe we may see some amazing things from him. IMO I definitely think he will continue where he left off at the back end of last season and add more to his game.

 

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On 6/11/2019 at 8:33 AM, Over 29 years of fanhood said:

 

Sure... and for every scrub that balled out there have been 100 that have bombed out. 

 

It’s fine to dream of foster becoming Jerry Rice, AB... geeze I’ll take Nate Burelson or Lee Evans but other than overachieving his UDFA status with a few nice games on a dreadful offensive roster, I’m not sure what has earned these ‘Next AB’ comparisons

 

Stevie Johnson was what, a 7th round pick and became our #1 WR. It's not that crazy when you have they physical gifts and the proper motivation. 

Foster had more yards receiving (with a rookie QB who was extremely raw and inconsistent throwing to him) than any of our WR's did with Tyrod the season before (and only 17 less than our leader in 2017, Charles Clay). Aside from 30 yards, he put up all his numbers in only the last 7 games of the year, including three 100-yard games. 

Yes, it's premature to just think he'll be the next AB, but at the same time it's pretty easy to see how he could become a star on this team and a #1 WR. Even though he was undrafted, it's much, much easier to image him as a legit #1 threat as opposed to a 2nd round pick like Zay Jones. Jones may end up becoming a consistent player in this league, but there's almost no way I can envision him as a true #1 WR. If anyone on this team can be, Foster is the only one that seems plausible for that role under any circumstance.

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