Kubiak on Foster, Tate: ‘They’re both competitive’

Kubiak on Foster, Tate: ‘They’re both competitive’
September 10, 2013, 4:30 pm
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Arian Foster has the second-most rushing yards in the NFL since 2010.

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In the fourth quarter of the Texans’ win against the Chargers on Monday night, an ESPN camera showed Ben Tate start to come off the field until he returned to the huddle. Arian Foster stayed on the sideline.

Foster was visibly irritated about staying out of the game. He declined to speak to reporters following the game.

On Tuesday, head coach Gary Kubiak said he didn’t see Tate wave off Foster.

“As far as waving a guy off, they’re both competitive, they both want to be on the field,” Kubiak said. “I think that’s a good thing for the team.”

Foster ran 18 times for 57 yards (an average of 3.2 yards per carry), while Tate ran nine times for 55 yards (6.1) against the Chargers.

“To be honest, I wish it would have come out a little closer to even,” Kubiak said about the reps. “I think I said that after the game. Obviously, it’s Arian’s first time out there this year, didn’t play in the preseason. I think Ben’s had an excellent preseason. Wanna keep it somewhat close right now.”

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