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Brisco_County
05-08-2013, 01:21 PM
Texans running back Arian Foster has been off Twitter and largely off the radar this offseason. He has been busy training for what he views as a potential bounce-back year.

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Ive just been relaxing, Foster said to FOX Sports Southwests Patti Smith on Saturday at his youth football camp in Pearland. Ive just been relaxing and working really hard. I think this has probably (been) one of my most intense training offseasons Ive had since Ive been in the NFL. I just want to bounce back. I didnt feel like I had the best season last year.

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I set a lot of personal goals, a lot of things that I do, Foster said. I just didnt feel like I was at my best, and its gonna change this year.

Foster has been training with his older brother Abdul, a former track athlete with whom he has trained in the offseason for the last several years.

(Ive) just refocused and rededicated myself to another level, and hopefully it shows, Foster said. Im not traveling. Im not doing a lot. Im here in Houston and Im training.

Link (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Arian-Foster-disappointed-in-his-2012-performance/32c8c35d-7c2b-4fe2-93f4-11f1cbb24e57)

The key to maturity is wanting it, and Foster is a good example.

As much as I admire his assumption of the responsibility, he was not the weak link in the running game last year. His current commitment to pick up the slack is admirable and reflects well on him, but I hope he does not get demoralized if the rest of the line cannot produce well enough to reward his efforts. This is another reason why I think Brandon Brooks' conditioning is such an important factor in 2013.

Rey
05-08-2013, 01:25 PM
He's going about it the right way IMO. He's at the age where he can really push himself in the off season and still have juice for the regular season. Glad to hear he's rededicating himself. I'm expecting an awesome year from him this go round.

nero THE zero
05-08-2013, 01:25 PM
Pretty awesome that a guy that rushed for 1400 yards and scored 17 TD is eligible for a "bounce back" year.

And, honestly, with the front office's focus on the run game and Foster's determination I could see it happening.

Remember the days of Wali Lundy? Ya...

AngryNateFTW
05-08-2013, 01:28 PM
Hoping for the best because last year definitely wasn't as good as the year before when he was unstoppable.

For some reason i'm getting a bad feeling about this...

CretorFrigg
05-08-2013, 02:04 PM
Hopefully training hard doesn't mean bulk up. Remember when Steve Slaton bulked up? Ah, those were the good days.

beerlover
05-08-2013, 02:10 PM
Reinventing your game even when not required is stuff that creates true superstars. Something we all can do @ our own chosen profession while not superstars per say at least we can keep our jobs.

Actually think addition of Greg Jones as well improved OL play will also boost Arian Foster to a new plateau inline to compete with a
All Day Peterson.

Great Job @ keep up the hard work :jogger:

hadaad
05-08-2013, 03:01 PM
Hopefully training hard doesn't mean bulk up. Remember when Steve Slaton bulked up? Ah, those were the good days.

Remember when Steve Slaton could see a hole that was RIGHT THERE? Nah, me neither.

CretorFrigg
05-08-2013, 03:19 PM
Remember when Steve Slaton could see a hole that was RIGHT THERE? Nah, me neither.

True, Slaton had terrible vision. He would just run straight forward and churn his legs and get as many yards as possible.

Foster has much better vision, but at the same time, he needs to realize he's not a power back. He's not Adrian Peterson. He makes his money from shaking off defenders and being elusive, not running someone over.

nero THE zero
05-08-2013, 04:58 PM
True, Slaton had terrible vision. He would just run straight forward and churn his legs and get as many yards as possible.

Foster has much better vision, but at the same time, he needs to realize he's not a power back. He's not Adrian Peterson. He makes his money from shaking off defenders and being elusive, not running someone over.

There's some irony in the fact that our 6'2" 230lbs RB excels in being elusive and not running over guys.

Fili
05-08-2013, 07:28 PM
Pretty awesome that a guy that rushed for 1400 yards and scored 17 TD is eligible for a "bounce back" year.

And, honestly, with the front office's focus on the run game and Foster's determination I could see it happening.

Remember the days of Wali Lundy? Ya...

4.1 yards per run. That's how he wants to improve.

bhsman
05-08-2013, 07:31 PM
4.1 yards per run. That's how he wants to improve.

4.1 ypc on 351 carries is pretty respectable, it's just a testament to how dominant we've seen Foster as before. :cool:

Fili
05-08-2013, 07:40 PM
4.1 ypc on 351 carries is pretty respectable, it's just a testament to how dominant we've seen Foster as before. :cool:

I'd rather have 4.5+ and less carries, meaning we have a better passing game maybe?

Thorn
05-08-2013, 07:52 PM
I am so glad we have Foster on our team. So very glad.

Fili
05-08-2013, 08:16 PM
i am so glad we have foster on our team. So very glad.

udfa ftw!

Brisco_County
05-08-2013, 09:12 PM
Foster doesn't really bulk up too much; He focuses on strength and conditioning.

It amazes me how nimble the dude is at 230 lbs. The way he eludes and deflects is like football judo. Not absorbing the normal amount of punishment will extend his career. He could end up as Houston's version of Emmitt Smith.

mussop
05-09-2013, 12:10 AM
Last year he just didn't look as dedicated as the previous year. He didn't keep his legs driving after contact and he didn't seem to have that little extra burst to get the extra yard or two. He seemed to go down immediately after contact.

Hopefully he will all change back to 2011 form with his new found commitment and the OL getting better.

Wolf6151
05-09-2013, 01:21 AM
The O-line as a group should be the ones redoubling their efforts and hopefully they can solidify into a cohesive unit. Along with Foster's efforts we could see a return to the running game of 2011.

DocBar
05-09-2013, 02:03 AM
QUOTE=Wolf6151;2162556]The O-line as a group should be the ones redoubling their efforts and hopefully they can solidify into a cohesive unit. Along with Foster's efforts we could see a return to the running game of 2011.[/QUOTE]:goodpost:[

TexansSeminole
05-09-2013, 11:03 AM
I felt Foster's vision declined last season. He missed alot cutbacks throughout the year, cut backs that he was hitting at full speed the year before. If there is anything for him to improve on, that's what it would be or me.

Dutchrudder
05-09-2013, 11:42 AM
Sounds to me like Foster wasn't trying hard enough last year...


:kitten:

Tailgate
05-09-2013, 01:54 PM
Good. Its time for Schaub to be in the best condition of his career. Looked too slobbish to me last year.

thunderkyss
05-09-2013, 07:16 PM
4.1 ypc on 351 carries is pretty respectable, it's just a testament to how dominant we've seen Foster as before. :cool:

It's a testament to the standard Foster's set for himself.

4.1 is meh... all our RBs need to think that way. Our OL needs to think that way.

To me, Foster looked week & clumsy, compared to 2011. He was tripping over his own two feet & getting tripped up by incidental contact to his feet & knees.

I'm hopping he has a regimen that includes a couple of racks of baby backs.

EllisUnit
05-09-2013, 09:15 PM
Its sad that fosters down year is an excellent year for most guys :chickendance:

The Pencil Neck
05-10-2013, 12:11 AM
Its sad that fosters down year is an excellent year for most guys :chickendance:

Not for us.

ObsiWan
05-10-2013, 09:03 PM
but does this mean more meat?
:hides:

deucetx
05-13-2013, 10:17 AM
It's a testament to the standard Foster's set for himself.

4.1 is meh... all our RBs need to think that way. Our OL needs to think that way.

To me, Foster looked week & clumsy, compared to 2011. He was tripping over his own two feet & getting tripped up by incidental contact to his feet & knees.

I'm hopping he has a regimen that includes a couple of racks of baby backs.

Yeah hve to agree with this. The line obviously had it's own issues...or I should just say the right side of the line. At the same time Foster's yards after contact went down as well and I don't think I have someone slip and slide so much running the ball.

Really think the guy needs to just get over it and go to Chama Gaucha and get him some all you can eat steak and meat lol.

:chef:

The Pencil Neck
05-13-2013, 11:20 AM
Yeah hve to agree with this. The line obviously had it's own issues...or I should just say the right side of the line. At the same time Foster's yards after contact went down as well and I don't think I have someone slip and slide so much running the ball.

Really think the guy needs to just get over it and go to Chama Gaucha and get him some all you can eat steak and meat lol.

:chef:

I thought he stopped following a Vegan diet about halfway through the season?

deucetx
05-13-2013, 11:42 AM
I thought he stopped following a Vegan diet about halfway through the season?

Yeah I think he said something like he felt eating chicken so he ate some chicken. I still am not sure he understands the power of the rib-eye. Course this steak talk is making me want some and Morton's is around the corner lol.

thunderkyss
05-13-2013, 06:16 PM
I thought he stopped following a Vegan diet about halfway through the season?

who knows?

It's just fun to pick on "vegans"

leebigeztx
05-14-2013, 01:29 AM
Sounds to me like Foster wasn't trying hard enough last year...


:kitten:

I wouldn't say that,but he did go down very easy last yr. He seem like he was in self conservation last yr.