Arian Foster: 2007

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  1. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    If you are interested in what Arian Foster looked like in 2007, they are playing Tenn vs UK 2007 on Dish 152 (CBS C) right now. There is 8 minutes left in the 2nd Qtr now.
     
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    I posted this earlier:

     
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    Foster didn't look too good running the ball in that second Qtr. He looked pretty good on screen passes.
     
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    I'm surprised you would say that. Johnny Harris (1560) SAID Foster looked great! And believe me when I tell you, I trust Harris when it comes to football. Now, that said, I'd be interested in your more detailed analysis...
     
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    Big difference between 2007 Tennessee and 2010 Texans...

    just saying.
     
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    At any rate, one thing the team will have this year is options to choose from. Last year their eggs were pretty much all in Steve Slaton's basket. Among Slaton, Foster, Ben Tate, Jerimiah Johnson, and Chris Henry the backfield is deeper than ever.
     
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    He was talking to me on Twitter yesterday and he was saying although he likely has no shot of making the roster, Jeremiah Johnson looked like the teams best downhill runner right now.
     
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    How scary would it be to see Foster and Tate in a split back set? That's 2 big dudes who run with aggression and Tate's even got a step or two on Foster.

    Still no Holliday on screen passes huh? Huh. :shrug:
     
  9. 76Texan

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    Big difference is that the Texans O-line are actually better (in the NFL) than the Volunteers' (in the SEC).

    If people think that the Texans got pushed around in the running game, they should have seen the Volunteers' line. :lol:

    One of the things I mentioned last year when we signed Foster as an UDFA was that he's pretty strong.
    In one play, a DT (can't remember which game) got free into the backfield and went straight for Foster.
    The two collided (you can hear the loud popping sounds of shoulder pads).
    Foster actually won that battle slightly. He jolted the DT backward a little bit.

    That year, overall, Hardesty received less prorous blockings (from the same pitiful line) than Foster in their respective carries. Yet Foster gained more per carries (overall 4.35 ypc on 131 attempts vs. 3.57 ypc on 76 attempts for Hardesty.)

    Both their numbers suffered greatly in SEC play sue to the weakness of the O-line as well as the strength of SEC defenses (Foster 3.4 ypc; Hardesty 3.14ypc). Yards after contact was where Foster really had an advantage over the younger Hardesty.

    Hardesty probably got stronger the last year in college, but Foster also got stronger in the pro (if you watch his last collegiate game against Kentucky and the Texans/Pats game).
    Hardesty was drafted at #59 by the Browns this year.

    It's going to be a montrous battle at RB for the Texans this year.
     
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    Even though this is an article supposed to focus on Slaton, I found something more interesting.

    Slaton eager to win back starting job

    Funny, 23-year-old Foster never needed lessens in "maturity" or excuses by his coach for lack thereof.
     
  11. The Pencil Neck

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    But, from what Foster has said in some quotes, he had some real problems in TC last year. He was missing meetings and letting off-the-field activities distract him. At least, that's what I recall reading a day or so ago. I was surprised because I hadn't really heard about any of that last year.

    I think that's why he was on the PS so long.
     
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    I also had heard nothing about it until the quotes. But after reading ALL of yesterday's quotes, you've got to love this kid.
     
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    Yep, definitely. Love this kid. I think it's going to be a great battle for the #1 RB spot and whoever wins, we win.
     
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    I don't think it is going to matter much who the starter is coming out of training camp. I think all these guys are going to get carries. We finally have some matchup threats in the backfield.
     
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    It could end up like the Dallas Jones/Barber backfield where the defense had turn around trying to stop Felix Jones all day and then Marion Barber would come in and pound the crap out of them.

    In our case, Arian Foster is going to pound the hell out of the defense for 3 quarters with Slaton burning them on occasional screen passes and then Tate comes onto the field in the 4th when the defense is tired and it's lights out.

    I could live with that.
     
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    Dallas is also a good example where you have a 4th rounder starting, even though they drafted Felix Jones in the first.

    Sure, Barber beat out second rounder Julius Jones straight up to earn the starting job... Foster doesn't quite have that pedigree, but the principle is the same. Foster earned the job in the regular season, it's Tate's responsibility to take it from him.
     

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