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Old 08-20-2013   #41
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We are a scheme team, we don't need a #1 running back to make this work, this has been proven time and time again with the zone blocking scheme. Some RB's can run this, some can't, find another one that can and give him 1200 yards and call it a day.
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Same here, hopefully Cierre moved above Dennis Johnson after Johnson's two fumbles against MIA. Really hope we hold onto Wood. lol
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Adam schefter just tweeted Arian is being taken off of PUP list today.
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Adam schefter just tweeted Arian is being take off of PUP list today.
While good news, we still don't know when he'll play.
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We are a scheme team, we don't need a #1 running back to make this work, this has been proven time and time again with the zone blocking scheme. Some RB's can run this, some can't, find another one that can and give him 1200 yards and call it a day.
Exactly. To add to your point, only twice has the team with the league's top running attack won the Super Bowl, the 72 Dolphins and the 85 Bears. And even more so, only 2 players have won the super bowl in years that they led the league in rushing, Emmitt Smith in 92/93/95 and Terrell Davis in 98.
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Wait, now it's no big deal that Arian Foster might not be at full speed, or that is he easily replaceable, or that having a leading rushing does not equate to winning Super Bowls? You people are tripping.
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Exactly. To add to your point, only twice has the team with the league's top running attack won the Super Bowl, the 72 Dolphins and the 85 Bears. And even more so, only 2 players have won the super bowl in years that they led the league in rushing, Emmitt Smith in 92/93/95 and Terrell Davis in 98.
While we are scheme team, it's pretty naive to think Foster is interchangeable How many years have we been utilizing the zone block scheme? Now, how many Arian Fosters have we produced?

I'm not going back to the days of Steve Slaton.

Foster is special. The man became the first player ever to rush for over 100 yards in his first three playoff games. The playoffs, where teams buckle down and gameplan to stop you from ending their seasons.

We're going to have to gunsling our way to a win somewhere on the road to a Superbowl, but make no mistake about it, our odds at winning it all are SIGNIFICANTLY better with Arian, and not just any plug-n-play zone block RB.
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There are probably quite a few RB's that could come in and give you 1,200 yards. No doubt.

But not all of them can give you the Catching, Pass Pro, open field ability and Red Zone ability that Foster brings.

Also, while Foster has had some injury stuff, for the most part he's been a dependable back.

Sorry, but there is a reason the Texans paid Foster instead of just handing the job to Tate.

There's more aspects of playing running back than just getting over 1,000 yards.
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There are probably quite a few RB's that could come in and give you 1,200 yards. No doubt.

But not all of them can give you the Catching, Pass Pro, open field ability and Red Zone ability that Foster brings.

Also, while Foster has had some injury stuff, for the most part he's been a dependable back.

Sorry, but there is a reason the Texans paid Foster instead of just handing the job to Tate.

There's more aspects of playing running back than just getting over 1,000 yards.
exactly, not to mention he is a TD machine. He can get in the endzone and get the tough yards when needed. Not everyday you find an every down back like that.
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Foster IS a TD machine, but what I notice most about him is the cutbacks he gets that nobody else really does nearly as often (where a LOT of his yardage comes from) & the 2 or 3 yards on sooooooo many plays that most RBs would go down for a loss.

Last year was his worst year since becoming a starter, regarding YPC, and yet it was still something special to watch. His vision is OUTSTANDING, he is quick and hard to get a hold of, and he doesn't quit, ever. The O-line will not always open a hole on any team, but Foster is getting his 2 or 3 yards come Hell or high water. He's going to make somebody miss if he has to do a somersault over their heads. This is why they named a freaking beer after him.

Just imagine if we had refused to pay Foster and just made Tate the #1. Last year would have been a DISASTER at the RB position. I know Tate may get it together again, but Foster just has the "I DON'T QUIT!!!" mentality. We may have to slow our roll with his number of carries, though. Vegan or not, the dude is human.
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I'm worried about Arian longterm. I don't know if his heart is still in the game. He was supposedly pretty nasty with the press yesterday and then I heard some snippets and he's sounding like an old retired player. Said he loved the game but it's tiring or something like that.

That's something I'm going to be watching for. Tate might be even more important than we think this year.
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I'm worried about Arian longterm. I don't know if his heart is still in the game. He was supposedly pretty nasty with the press yesterday and then I heard some snippets and he's sounding like an old retired player. Said he loved the game but it's tiring or something like that.

That's something I'm going to be watching for. Tate might be even more important than we think this year.
He got payed now he dont care, sounds about right. Maybe thats why he looked kind of blah last season and not like the hungry undrafted player anymore.
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He got payed now he dont care, sounds about right. Maybe thats why he looked kind of blah last season and not like the hungry undrafted player anymore.
Or the line was so bad.
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I was thinking the same thing. His heart just doesn't seem into it. He just had a newborn son and already had a daughter. Maybe he realized that the game of football will keep him away from his family most of the time. He certainly seems more intrigued by the entertainment industry in my book. He might not want this career any more due to the physical and mental grind it takes on the players. Only time will tell but he sure does look like he lost interest already.
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Goodness, some people need to really get a grip. Didn't Foster just come off his hardest offseason training session of his career?
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I think it's just as likely that he turns out to have one of the best seasons of his career as it is that he's lost interest in the game and has essentially quit. Though, neither result would surprise me.

He's always been this enigmatic, douchey kind of guy.

When he's leading the league in rushing, he's quirky. When he's missing training camp after a sub-par (by his standards) season with various injuries, he's disinterested and mailing it in.
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I think it's just as likely that he turns out to have one of the best seasons of his career as it is that he's lost interest in the game and has essentially quit. Though, neither result would surprise me.

He's always been this enigmatic, douchey kind of guy.

When he's leading the league in rushing, he's quirky. When he's missing training camp after a sub-par (by his standards) season with various injuries, he's disinterested and mailing it in.
True. People act like they are just finding out Foster can be a douche.
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Goodness, some people need to really get a grip. Didn't Foster just come off his hardest offseason training session of his career?
That's what he said last year.
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