Last night as the Houston Texans were taking on the San Diego Chargers, Arian Foster was going to come on but running back Ben Tate waved him off. Foster didn’t appreciate it considering his place amongst the elite running backs in the NFL.
“They’re competitors, and both want to be on the field,” head coach Gary Kubiak said.
Kubiak on Ben Tate waving off Arian Foster, who wasn’t happy: “They’re competitors, and both want to be on the field.”
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) September 10, 2013
Foster can’t really complain though, he got the majority of the snaps in last night’s game. Foster was on the field for 55 snaps and Tate was on the field for 20 snaps.
55:20 snap ratio between Foster and Tate last night. Foster in control. Will only get wider in normal weeks.
— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) September 10, 2013
Tate was more efficient than Arian Foster though. Foster carried the ball 18 times for 57 yards or 3.2 yards per carry. Tate nearly doubled those numbers running the ball 9 times for 55 yards and a 6.1 yards per carry average. Neither of them found the end zone.
The speculation though is that Foster will continue to get the majority of the snaps and carries in this offense.