The short answer here is “no,” but apparently this little twitter interaction between Bucs DT Gerald McCoy and Washington LB Mason Foster raised some eyebrows, and even moved CSN’s Redskins blog to write a story about it – referencing Tampa Bay fans as “greedy Bucs fans.”

It all started with a tweet that many people in this country would press send on if they’ve ever visited this particular area of the beautiful Sun Shine State.

https://twitter.com/Mason_Foster/status/843123567831240704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Harmless, right? By itself, yes, but McCoy’s response to it is what got the ball rolling. 

McCoy and Foster were teammates in Tampa Bay for four seasons from 2011 to 2014. As two young starters – for a team that’s motto was “Youngry,” remember that? – Foster and McCoy developed good chemistry both on and off the field as friends.

Foster then responded to McCoy by saying he was happy where he was at, in less words.

https://twitter.com/Mason_Foster/status/843137393121222656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

After that, one Bucs fan told Foster the team didn’t need him by letting him know, “we got Kwon,” to which Foster responded by poking fun of the old Buccaneers being blacked out on television because their attendance was so bad.

https://twitter.com/Mason_Foster/status/843207343362002944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

All of this was much ado about nothing as ESPN’s Jenna Laine pointed out the reason for Foster’s initial tweet that started it all is because Foster’s family lives in the area. He also has a house down in Tampa Bay himself and trains down in the area in the offseason – who wouldn’t?

https://twitter.com/Mason_Foster/status/843512690001805313

So, no, Bucs fans, McCoy was not luring Foster to come back because of any kind of dissatisfaction with the linebacker play of their Kwon Alexander or Lavonte David. All this was was McCoy having a playful back-and-forth with a friend and former teammate.

But, hey, I guess we have to find something to talk about during the offseason, right, CSN Redskins

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]
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Horse
Horse
5 years ago

Okay???????????

PalmBayBuc
PalmBayBuc
5 years ago

I would take Mace as a SLB!

Brandonges
Brandonges
5 years ago

I would actually love to have Mason back. He could probably start at Strongside and would a top level backup at Middle. The depth at LB is pretty scary.

drdneast
drdneast
5 years ago

Foster was never meant to be a MLB in a 4-3 defense but GM Mark Dominick tried to put a square peg in a round hole. He has pedestrian speed for an MLB at like around 4.9 in the forty and nowadays he’s probably in the 5’s He was never very good in pass coverage in any of the defenses he played in for the Bucs and in the Cover 2 he was even worse. Very similar to Mark Baron in that aspect. Foster is an ILB and a thumper in the 3-4 and that’s all he is every going… Read more »

FLBoyInDallas
FLBoyInDallas
5 years ago

I think Devante Bond has a much higher ceiling as a 4-3 SLB than Foster. Mason is in the only role that suits him, as an ILB in a 3-4 defense. So no thanks, we’re good.