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Renardo Foster vs. Sam Madison

During the MNF game last night, Jerrious Norwood went off on a long run.  At the end of the play, when Norwood was approaching the endzone, Sam Madison was turned around at about the 15 yardline seemingly looking for a penalty.  Then, Renardo Foster, who had run the length of the field, started blocking Madison eventually putting him on the ground.  The play had not blown dead because Norwood wasn't in the endzone, but Madison was in no position to make the play.  It was an example of an O-lineman wanting to make that extra hit.

Cnnsi.com also noticed it:

4. Undrafted free agent Renardo Foster made a lot of NFL teams look silly for passing on him in April. The Falcons rookie got his first start at left tackle, thanks to an injury to Wayne Gandy, and performed admirably. Foster protected Harrington's blind side and did not give up a sack to Giants right end Osi Umenyiora, who leads the NFL with seven. Foster even got under the skin of one Giant in particular, Sam Madison, who ripped off Foster's helmet in frustration after a clean block at the tail end of Norwood's 67-yard TD run. Many general managers and directors of player personnel around the league will argue that, after quarterback, left tackle is the most important position on the field. To plug in an undrafted free agent and have him hold the NFL sack leader sackless is unheard of. Credit goes to Petrino, who coached him at Louisville, and Falcons GM Rich McKay for recognizing Foster's ability when no one else in the league did. Now, if only the rest of the Atlanta offensive line could pass protect ...

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