Oct 13, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) rushes during the second quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Texans had one player they must have in the starting lineup if they want to be competitive in the AFC South this season. That player is Arian Foster.
Houston’s running back returned to practice on Wednesday and it was good to hear he got involved with the new Bill O’Brien offense. O’Brien said to the Houston media on Wednesday (with quotes provided by the Texans media dept.):
"“We put (Foster) back in there today and he ran some plays, did a good job. He’s a really good football player, obviously. This team is really counting on him. You know, he’s a guy that is smart, instinctive and obviously very talented. The Houston Texans need a healthy Arian Foster, so it was good to see him out there today.”"
Foster also spoke about his day after the training camp practice, though he said basically the same thing when asked about anything. Here are some of his quotes:
"When asked what was physically wrong: “I’m just out here, man, just working hard every single day just trying to be the best teammate I can be.”When asked his teammates needing him in practice: “When you’re the best teammate you can be you just work hard at doing that every single day, that’s what we’re out here trying to do.”When asked how he felt physically from Tuesday to Wednesday: “You know I’m just out here trying to be the best teammate I can be day-in and day-out, man. And I’m just going to continue working hard to do that.”"
At least we all know Foster wants to be the best teammate he can be, so there is that.
Either way,just having Foster out on the field can do nothing but make the Texans a better offense.
When he’s not on the field the Texans aren’t the same team, so with him “being the best teammate he can be,” that’s all Texans fans can really ask for at this point of the season.