Arian Foster’s been a revelation this season.
I was super skeptical coming into the season. The team was high on him and he was going to get a great chance, but a couple big games at the end of the 2009 season weren’t enough to convince me he was going to be a premier back. (Hey, they might have loved him, but they also draft Ben Tate in the second round. Tate was lost for the year with a preseason injury.)
"If Foster finishes the season on his current pace, he’d have 1,640 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns, just the ninth player since the NFL-AFL merger (since 1970), to hit those numbers in a season. A list that includes names such as Emmitt Smith, Earl Campbell and Eric Dickerson."
Willis tells us, too, of Foster’s effectiveness near the goal line, an area that was a major problem a year ago.
If the Texans could have built that on top of what they had, they’d be in great shape. Unfortunately, they made a major improvement in red-zone rushing and have endured a bunch of new problems to more than offset it.