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[Chron] Foster benched for missing team meeting

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  1. v3.0

    v3.0 Contributing Member

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    For Nick:

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7230133.html

    [rquoter]By JOHN McCLAIN
    Copyright 2010 Houston Chronicle
    Oct. 3, 2010, 7:32PM

    OAKLAND — Fantasy football players across the country were able to breathe a sigh of relief that running back Arian Foster's benching against the Oakland Raiders lasted less than one half.

    Coach Gary Kubiak benched Foster for the first half because he missed a team meeting and was late for another one. Kubiak told Foster he wouldn't start. Kubiak didn't know when he would play Foster.

    Derrick Ward, who rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown, and Steve Slaton, who rushed for 37 yards, replaced Foster in the first half.

    With 6:50 left in the first half and the score 14-14, Foster saw his first action. He finished with 131 yards on 16 carries. He ran for one touchdown and caught a 10-yard scoring pass. He finished with 187 yards from scrimmage.[/rquoter]
     
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    Kubiak said it was a series of actions over the last 10 days and that it was not a single event.
     
  3. v3.0

    v3.0 Contributing Member

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    in the article:

    The thread title was John McClain's title of his article.
     
  4. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    Dan Patrick of SNF said it best: "... then Gary Kubiak put [Foster] into the game... because he's REAL GOOD." :cool:

    I wondered what in the heck was up with that in the beginning... no injury, no anything pointing to Foster's benching... then he carries it in the second half and "BOOM!" (a'la new Nike commercials) and he gets a 74-blast. DEAR GOD. :eek:
     
  5. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    I hope we don't have a Diva on our hands.
     
  6. SteveBartmanMVP

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    Don't pay him Rick.
     
  7. v3.0

    v3.0 Contributing Member

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    Diva is not the word, Foster isn't a loudmouth troublemaker like TO.

    I think Foster is more like a very talented player who doesn't have his ish together.
     
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    If McClain reported it, whatever he said is most likely not the case
     
  9. SteveBartmanMVP

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    I don't think Arian would call out his team like T.O. He has a degree in Phiilosophy so I hope he knows what a diva does to a locker room that is so built around team unity.
     
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    Oh please let him not be a nut case, because he is really good.
     
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    Lance Zierlein said on his twitter that one of the knocks on Foster during the draft was that when things are going good for him he tends to have issues with acting like a professional.
     
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    EDIT double post
     
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    Yeah no kidding hes a beast.
     
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    Then apply cigarette burns to his anus.
     
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    "Pffft...says YOU.."
     
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    These are the same "scouts" who didn't think he was good enough to be drafted.
     
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    Best. Line. Ever.

     
  19. DieHard Rocket

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    I don't think he's a bad guy or a diva, but he seems to have one of those personalities that can rub people the wrong way. I think he's a very smart individual and he knows it, but he also doesn't completely fit in with the culture of a football locker room.
     
  20. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    Yeah, but does Tony the Hatchet Man have this inside info on Arian. Chop Chop
     

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