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Kubiak Says Foster Earning Rushing Title is “Very Important”

The Houston Texans head coach, Gary Kubiak, would like to see his first year starting running back, Arian Foster, earn the NFL’s rushing title, given to the player who totals the most rushing yards.  Foster has led the league since Week 1’s 231 yard performance against Indianaoplis.  With only 60 minutes left on the clock, Foster (1,436) leads Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (1,380) in the title race.  Jaguars running back, Maurice Jones-Drew, was out last week but ranks fourth on the list with  1,324 yards on the ground.  The Texans play the Jaguars in Houston at 3:15 PM CT. Interestingly, the Texans only ran the ball five times in the second half against Denver after running it 14 times in the first half.  However, achieving this feat by calling smart plays and featuring lots of runs could add to Kubiak’s resume for keeping the head coaching job.  On Wednesday, Kubiak addressed the media and said on Foster’s rushing title chase:

“I don’t think you go out into the game and say, ‘We’re just going to run the ball so Arian wins the title.  But I think it’s important that if we play the way we’re capable of playing, he should find a way to get that done. It’s important to everybody.

“I think I’ve had one guy in my career do that and that was Terrell Davis (in Denver). So this will be very nice. We’ve got to think about the receiver we got, too. That’s unusual, to have the leading rusher in the league and a receiver as high as Andre [Johnson] is, so some good stuff is going on.”

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2 Responses to “Kubiak Says Foster Earning Rushing Title is “Very Important””

  1. Ben says:

    “That’s unusual, to have the leading rusher in the league and a receiver as high as Andre [Johnson] is, so some good stuff is going on.”

    Unusual, unique, alas, we are still only 5-10…

  2. Jesse Rios says:

    Yep, at least finally Kubiak’s changed his tune. He’s no longer saying “they played good out there” after every loss. He’s looking at the positives of the season, and seemingly hanging on to his job. Kubiak’s great plays to call, not full-game playcalling, are genius. Our players are set to put up numbers in it, now only if the coaches can coach a win.

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