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.
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