Sep 29, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans Roundup (5/25): More Arian Foster in passing game

It seems as Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is a happy man as he learns the offense of new head coach Bill O’Brien this offseason.

In between Twitter battles with strangers (over cats or something), Foster (who missed half of the 2013 season with various injuries) is preparing for the 2014 season like a player that is motivated to return to his past glory days.

In an article on the Houston Chronicle’s web site, it says the following about Foster learning the new offensive scheme of O’Brien, quoting Foster as saying:

“So far, I really like it (Foster on the offense). It’s very versatile … Coach O’Brien has expressed to me how he wants to use me out of the backfield. That’s one of my strengths.”

Using Foster will not only make the offense better, but it could take off pressure on whomever the quarterback is starting under center Week 1. It could be Case Keenum, Tom Savage or Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB, we really don’t know yet, but my guess is Fitzpatrick.

None of those players may be the long-term answer, but we’ll have to face the facts and realize one of them will be the starter come the beginning of the season. Whomever that is, should really get to know Foster, as he’s going to be their “safety net” I believe.

What are your thoughts on how O’Brien wants to use Foster?

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  • Mike Taylor

    I think it’s a good idea. I know it’s a video game but I use the Pats Offense when playing as the Texans on Madden25 and Foster is one of my most reliable check down guys. Knowing how Foster has worked in a receiving roll in real life says, this would be a good move.

  • Greg Hill

    This is a weak attempt to reinvent himself after all the issues he seems to fall into throughout his football career. The Texans should abort Foster the first opportunity they get. By the way, when is that bastard son of his due?

    • Jimmy Nelms

      That is very ignorant of you to say.

  • Greg Hill

    I’m ignorant because you disagree with what I wrote? Were all ignorant about something because no one knows everything. Calling me a name make you something I’m not? Is that all you’ve got? Is this your feeble attempt to censor people with opposing thought? Mr. Helms, to you and all the speech police, screw you.