Originally Posted by badboy
we have agreed that Texans comments about needing a "power back to move the pile, score in Red Zone and get short yardage" for two years have not ended with that type of back being drafted. Especially as UDFA Adrian Foster (that type of back) seemed to do fairly well last 3 games against so so competition. We have decided to go with Ryan Mathews who is the protypical back for this team. 5'11" 200 lbs 4.44 combine is hard to turn away from. His only "negative" is the college he came from.
Texans comments or fan comments? I haven't seen anything from the Texans ever referring to moving the pile, only from fans. Of course every team talks about scoring and short yardage but it doesn't mean they are all talking about the same kind of RB or even a RB as the solution to the problem. It's Arian, not Adrian Foster and how does a 215 lb back become "that type of back"? 215 lbs is not ordinarily considered a big RB. I'm not a big back advocate, just sayin'. And Mathews goes 218 lbs, not 200 lbs.