Former Texans running back Arian Foster is taking shots at the organization for what he considers their poor treatment of the team’s athletes.
Arian Foster played for the Houston Texans from 2009 until 2015. The Texans signed Foster as an undrafted free agent. In 2016 the team released him, and Foster signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.
The 34-year-old University of Tennessee alum is the leading rusher in franchise history with 6,472 yards.
Arian Foster Calls Out the Texans
Arian Foster claimed that teams treated him and other players poorly. In an appearance on “The Gems and Juice” podcast, Foster gets heated, describing his time with the team.
“I do know that the organization had their troubles bringing in free agents, which I never really understood,” Foster said. “They have their struggles in communicating with players. I’ve always thought this about the NFL in general, but my experience with Houston is that they really didn’t give a f*ck about how you felt and what you said. It was like, ‘You do what we say.’ And that’s another variable as to why I was like disassociated from the wins and losses sh*t.”
Arian Foster also doesn’t understand how most professional coaches never played in the NFL. He said he quickly realized he was just a “chess piece” for the Texans.
“It was like, ya’ll don’t give a f*ck about my input. Maybe three coaches — tops — played at that level, [the others] just [have] been around the game,” Foster stated. “And so how the f*ck can you not have input from people doing it at a high level, who are in it? I never understood that sh*t. And so once you realize that you’re just a chess piece, then for me, it was just like, ‘Alright, I’m just going to do what I can, I’m gonna play hard, do my thing, take care of my dues, but I’m here for a purpose.'”
Other Players Join in
Foster’s remarks come after Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson wants to be traded from the team. He reportedly wants out due to lack of communication and now bad blood. Two weeks ago, Andre Johnson, wide receiver for Houston, defended the quarterback, saying the issues stem from Jack Easterby, the executive of football operations.
“If I’m @deshaunwatson, I will stand my ground,” Johnson posted to Twitter. “The Texans organization is known for wasting players careers. Since Jack Easterby has walk into the building nothing good has happened in/for the organization and for some reason someone can’t seem to see what’s going on. Pathetic!!!”
Currently, the Texans are the only NFL team without a head coach. They allegedly have their eyes on Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.
[H/T Fox News]