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


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

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.

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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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