Blog Entry

'Game-time' Foster waiting on 'hamstring gods'

Posted on: September 8, 2011 7:58 pm
Edited on: September 8, 2011 8:01 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

You wanna know when Arian Foster will be cleared to play on Sunday? Yeah, well, so does everyone else, including him.

Unfortunately, from the sound of the things that Gary Kubiak -- who called Foster day-to-day Wednesday -- said after practice it doesn't look like we'll get an answer until a little closer to kickoff against the Colts.

"Everything’s still progressing the same way," Kubiak said Thursday. "But obviously we’re getting close to game time."

But Kubiak won't ever really know. Only Foster will when his  unless the "hamstring gods" carbon copy his coach as well.

"I'm going to get an e-mail from the hamstring gods, and they’re going to tell me when it’s ready," Foster said when asked how he'd know when he's ready to play. "I refresh my e-mail every 20 minutes."

Foster also had some serious answers -- "when you try to push through it's just going to re-occur" and "it's something that has to heal completely before you can come back completely" -- but that right there is why this guy is one of my favorite players in the NFL right now.

In other Texans-Colts news, every single person on Houston's team refuses to talk about the fact that Kerry Collins isn't as good as Peyton Manning.

"No, I don’t think so," new defensive coordinator Wade Philips said when asked if he'd change his preparation without Manning in the game. "Like I said, the first ball game is enough. Maybe later in the season maybe some things change, but right now we’re excited about playing this game. We want to put our defense together, play mistake-free and make some plays."

What Phillips didn't mention is that he absolutely owns the Colts new starting Kerry Collins, who is 0-7 in his career when going against Philips-coached teams, having never scored more than 17 points.

Does that mean that the Texans are finally going to shake the Colts and dominate the AFC South. Well nothing's a guarantee but if the stars could ever align for a division title my goodness it's happening for Houston.

Which is probably why they don't want to jinx it.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 3:07 pm

'Game-time' Foster waiting on 'hamstring gods'

Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 7:13 pm

'Game-time' Foster waiting on 'hamstring gods'

We're undoubtedly delighted to help keep my favored communiques in the individual posts, I'd individually fancy to pay attention 1 other suggestions you must or possibly your prospective customers. Goodness Thanks together along with your extraordinary home as well as most memorable.

Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 11:07 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator

Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 7:11 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator

Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 2:03 pm

'Game-time' Foster waiting on 'hamstring gods'

mark my words - He will NOT play this week, they will not risk  him re-aggravating the hammy. One more time could tear it completely. But I'd be apprehensive about starting either backup.  They're going to most likely start Ward and get Tate mixed in and ride the hot hand, so it's a total toss-up. Unless you're desperate don't start either of them, unless of course you're starting the likes of McGahee or a 2-3 tier WR in your flex spot one of them might be worth a look.

Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 1:49 pm

'Game-time' Foster waiting on 'hamstring gods'

I am starting Derrick Ward regardless.  The risk of Foster getting reinjured in game 1 of the season is too great.  Do the Texans think they need all the offensive firepower to beat Kerry Collins and a soft Joseph Addai? 

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 10:01 am

'Game-time' Foster waiting on 'hamstring gods'

why risk this guy just to start him week 1?  they play the Collins lead colts!  They have a good back up running back.  The season is 16 games.  Why risk him tearing the hammy.  Give him another week

Since: Nov 29, 2007
Posted on: September 9, 2011 7:58 am

'Game-time' Foster waiting on 'hamstring gods'

They should start the game without him and if they get rolling on offense and get the lead just keep him on the bench. Give that hammy more time to heal- it's going to be a long year and can't have that recurring every 3-4 weeks. I would sit him either way the game went. Thats the message i recieved from the "Hamstring Gods"

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 8, 2011 10:15 pm

'Game-time' Foster waiting on 'hamstring gods'

Is Foster referring to Achilles? Lol. :>)

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or