Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
Foster was going down pretty easily. Certainly, he would be rusty after such a "break" from playing. But getting so little "push" could very well be a function of a sore calf and/or sore back. Also keep in mind that with long "rest" periods come atrophy of and loss of "memory" of muscles of the core and lower extremities that were not even originally injured. Put this on top of the fact he has come off of a high carry season. If his performance does not significantly improve over the next 2 games, I would be highly suspicious of continued problems related to one or both of his previous injuries.
Cushing seems to have a decent forward gear and does well in an unobstructed path, but is distinctly missing lateral explosiveness, a characteristic commonly seen post ACL. Like in the preseason, he still seems to be pushed around too easily.
So Foster's subpar output was due, most likely to the fact he's not 100% yet. And continued "off games" likely mean he shouldn't have come back just yet?
How long before Cush gets his game strength back...? Another month? Half the season? Next year?