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Old 10-05-2012   #35
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Default Re: Are we overusing Foster?

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Originally Posted by drunkcookie View Post
It has only been four games, a quarter of the season, so I can't say that I'm "concerned", but for sure paying attention... Now if it were at the halfway mark and Foster was pacing 400+ that would have me concerned for sure...


I looked up Foster's carries from last year and picked a four-game stretch somewhere in the middle of the season. I then averaged his carries per game for those four games. If you were to apply that average to 16 games, Foster would have been pacing for 368 carries.. of course he finished with 278, almost 100 less than that four-game average would suggest if applied to 16 games... So i guess my point is his carries can be trimmed, whether intentionally or by the design of this system and team that had him carry it only 278 times last season...
He had 278 last year because he only played 13 games. His average that year was 21 carries a game, good for 342 over a 16 game season. He's being used about 17% more on average this year over 2011's average.
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