Urlacher: Texans' Foster a 'badass'
November 12, 2012, 12:32 am
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has seen Adrian Peterson a couple times a year for the last half-decade. He saw Chris Johnson last week in Tennessee. None inspired his vocabulary quite the way Arian Foster did on Sunday.
“He’s a bad ass,” Urlacher said after Foster ran for 85 yards in the first half and 102 total in the Houston Texans’ 13-6 win on Sunday night. “You watch him on tape, you watch him on TV, you can’t really get a grasp of how fast he is, how big he is. I had no idea.”
Foster became just the second back in the last 20 games to rush for 100 yards, although the second in two weeks after Johnson netted 141 for the Titans last Sunday.
But where 80 of Johnson’s came on a garbage-time gallop in the fourth quarter, Foster’s were methodical – 41 on eight carries in the first quarter, 44 on nine carries in the second, with no run longer than 21 yards.
“He’s so patient,” said defensive end Corey Wootton. “It’s not so much that he’s explosive. He waits on his blockers, makes good decisions and then really hits the hole he picks.”
The Bears schemed to take Foster away in the second half, with eight and nine men in the box (10 sometimes, according to Houston coach Gary Kubiak).
Houston had seven runs of 11 yards or longer in the first half. They had three in the second.
“They’re one of the best teams in the NFL,” said Foster, not quite going with Urlacher’s descriptor for the Bears defense. “We feel like we are, too.”
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