Arian Foster “hates” FieldTurf

Reuters

To beat the Texans, the Ravens will need to contain Houston running back Arian Foster.  They’ve laid the foundation for it by installing artificial turf at M&T Bank Stadium.

Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reports that Foster said during a pregame, on-field discussion that he “hates” FieldTurf.  (Technically, the Ravens use Sportexe Momentum.)  Paolantonio points out that Foster was “slipping and sliding” while trying to cut back on running plays during the game played between the two teams in Baltimore during October.

Foster also said he plans to use the same style of cleats that he wore the last time around — for now.  He rushed for only 49 yards on 15 carries during the first game between the two teams.

Foster played only two other games on artificial surfaces this year.  In Cincinnati, Foster gained 41 yards on 15 carries.  Against the Colts, however, Foster churned up 158 yards in 23 carries on FieldTurf.

16 responses to “Arian Foster “hates” FieldTurf

  1. I thought you needed a franchise QB to make the playoffs. Andy Dalton, Alex Smith, Tim Tebow, T.J. Yates, Joe Flacco? At his point in their careers these guy are not Franchise QB’s.

    The facts are that you can make the playoffs with a Great/good RB and a Great defense. This has been shown consistently every year. Frank Gore, Ray Rice, Adrian Foster and Pierre Thomas have also shown that it is a fallacy that great RB’s are easily replaceable. Which one of these guys could have been replaced easily this year?

  2. Uhhh, I think it’s the Ravens defense dude… but go ahead and blame it on the ground. Everyone will belive you 😉

  3. @KIR
    Arian, not Adrian. Nothing personal I’m just sick of people getting Texans’ names wrong. Like Kevin Walters, Owen Daniel, Demero Ryans, Matt Shwab, etc

  4. The facts are that you can make the playoffs with a Great/good RB and a Great defense. This has been shown consistently every year. Frank Gore, Ray Rice, Adrian Foster and Pierre Thomas have also shown that it is a fallacy that great RB’s are easily replaceable. Which one of these guys could have been replaced easily this year?

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    Gore by Hunter (it’s slowly happening), Foster by Tate (houston didn’t miss a beat while Foster was out) and Pierre Thomas by a shoe (he’s not great)

  5. Field Turf and those synthetic surfaces really look great on TV. I am not a purist who loves the Mud Bowls like Miami and Pittsburgh played in on a Monday Night a few years back. You know, the one where the punt stuck directly in the mud without bouncing? Those were eyesores.

  6. Hey morons, where in there do you see Foster using FieldTurf as an excuse for crappy performances? All I see coming from him is he hates it.

  7. @Mr. Wright 212

    Sorry, but Pierre Thomas was greatly missed yesterday. His absence essentially eliminated their run game, made Sproles less effective which cost the Saints at least one TD yesterday. IMO

  8. I prefer FieldTurf over natural grass, it just feels better when playing, but of course, every artificial turf is different and there are good ones and bad ones…

  9. @cletusvandam

    You can make that claim with 99% of the players in the league except “The Franchise QB’s” Brees, Brady, Rodgers, Rothelisberger sometimes E. Manning & Phillip Rivers. The question is are those RB’s easily replaceable and would those teams have made the playoffs without them?

    I’d also like to add that the Raiders easily make the playoffs with McFadden and the Bears make the playoffs with Matt Forte. Fred Jackson… think buffalo missed him?

  10. All these dumb rules for safety??? Nope an excuse to fine like crazy and let QB’s set new records.
    Field turf would be the first thing to go if they were truly worried about the players safety.
    Oh but then the greedy owners would have to pay the upkeep of the grass.

  11. “Arian, not Adrian. Nothing personal I’m just sick of people getting Texans’ names wrong. Like Kevin Walters, Owen Daniel, Demero Ryans, Matt Shwab, etc”

    It’s called no respect, and until you start winning, expect that trend to continue.

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