I once asked Houston Texans RB Arian Foster over twitter, “What do you say to people who call you a one hit wonder?”, he responded. “Man I am a five hit wonder.” Call it cocky, call it what you will, but this guy plays with a chip on his shoulder, and I like that.
After his injury, the whole one hit wonder question came to fruition. After missing 3 games and Ben Tate accumulating 300 yards, it seemed last years rushing leader would remain a one hit wonder in the NFL. Then news was delivered that Arian Foster would play for the Sunday game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. What happened in that game? Well, lets just say the one hit wonder talk started to dwindle away.
Foster ran for 155 yards on 30 attempts, to an average of 5.2 yards a carry, and his long run of 42 yards translated into a touchdown.
While he is an excellent catching running back, he only caught the ball 3 times for 12 yards.
That is one hell of a comeback if you ask me? Arian was able to shake off defensive elites on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the offensive line opened up gaping holes. He now says his hamstring is not bothering at all, and if that is how he plays when he is healthy, Arian Foster looks to completely seperate from the one hit wonder label. With Andre Johnson down for a couple of weeks, look for Arian Foster’s production numbers to only go up.