Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) walks on the field before a game against the Denver Broncos at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Prisco: Arian Foster ‘most overrated player on Houston Texans’


CBS Sports Senior NFL Columnist Pete Prisco listed who he thought were the most overrated and underrated players on each NFL roster. For the Houston Texans, he listed Arian Foster and Brandon Brooks.

Foster, a running back, was listed as the most overrated player on the Texans, while offensive guard, Brooks, was the most underrated player on the team.

On Foster, Prisco said:

“Yeah, he’s done some good things, but he’s starting to break down. And how much better is he than a young player who would get the same number of carries?”

What do all of you think of that comment?

I don’t believe Foster is the best running back in the game, and he may be breaking down from what he used to be due to injuries, but he’s still better (when healthy) than a lot of the running backs in the game. Right?

Prisco said of Brooks:

“On a down year for their line, he had a solid season at right guard to claim that spot as his own.”

Brooks is a very solid pro who deserves more credit than what he receives.

Continuing on what Prisco said of Foster … this is a very big year for the running back, as head coach Bill O’Brien seems to be the type of head coach that doesn’t take too kindly to poor play or players who aren’t on the field.

If Foster is unable to hold up following his offseason back surgery, I don’t see him being on the team in 2015. If he proves he can hold up to the NFL grid this season, I see a lot of the Texans’ offense going through the running back in 2014.

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  • Douglas D. Houston

    Arian is probably the most underrate “Texan” to date. This kid wasn’t “drafted” because of some Pseudo- Authority at the “Combine: label him a “Head Case”! This was something they did not get from his college coaches. This cost this kid millions of dollars ! If not for a freak accident to “Tate” his “Rook Year” and the “Texans’ Number one Running Back” coming off an injury we might not have ever heard of “Foster”. But, we did and he has been what we never had, a “Stud Back”. For all of you who don’t know what that means, a one of a kind player the likes of which come along rarely. So, Mr.Prisco keep your comment to yourself, you will be wrong this time just like the other “Authority Figures” who wrote this “Kid” off in the pass. Just plain WRONG !

    • Nate Kenny

      Foster is the one decent offensive piece the Texans have and now they’re calling HIM overrated? I have to agree with you man. Arian definitely isn’t overrated. He isn’t rated that high to begin with for one thing. Don’t you have to be rated high to be classified as “overrated”? Arian is a good running back and isn’t that highly rated so I guess you’re right. He’s underrated.

  • Greg Hill

    The only award Foster will win this year is Father of the Year. The Texans need to abort Foster and his lame ass as soon as possible.