Nov 1, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue (28) makes a reception during the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
24. Alfred Blue’s emergence in replacement of Arian Foster
While the jury is still out on whether or not Alfred Blue can be the main guy at running back for Houston, the sixth round pick from LSU sure turned some heads in 2014 when he filled in for franchise leading rusher Arian Foster.
Foster missed three games, while failing to finish several others and rookie head coach Bill O’Brien turned to fellow rookie Blue to be the workhorse back.
The best game turned in by Blue came on November 16th against the Cleveland Browns when he carried the ball an impressive 36 times in the game. He wound up with 156 yards in what was still his best day as a pro to this date.
On the season he had a less-than-stellar yard per carry average of 3.1 yards per attempt but he still managed 528 yards and two scores while helping Houston remain a ground and pound style of football team. Perhaps most importantly for the rookie was he showed he can handle a full workload, something he rarely did while at LSU.
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