Overreaction Theater: Foster will be benched

Texans RB Arian Foster will be benched for the entire season!

At least that is the snap judgement in this edition of Overreaction Theater.

Texans coach Gary Kubiak does not like fumblers. Not that other coaches are overjoyed when a player fumbles, but nobody seems to have a quicker hook than Kubiak, who changes running backs the same way that the late George Steinbrenner changed managers during the 1970s and 1980s.

Foster was having a pretty good night prior to fumbling, but you wonder if Kubiak will start bouncing his running backs again like he’s playing racquetball.

Some other quick overreactions.

  • The Raiders are back: QB Jason Campbell looked pretty good moving the Raiders down the field against the Bears, capping the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run.
  • The Bears season is over: LB Brian Urlacher is hurt. Again. DE Julius Peppers limped off with an injury. The Bears defense is done! Start overreacting Chicago.
  • QB Jake Delhomme rocks: Last week I wrote that if an alien came to Earth and this was the first game he saw Delhomme play, that alien would say that Delhomme was the best Browns QB since Otto Graham. A kid in the comments section wisely pointed out that an alien would have never seen Graham. I disagree. I think that the aliens would have seen Graham and that’s actually why they came to Earth in the first place.
  • RB Matt Forte is back: Last year’s fantasy disappointment sprinted 89 yards for a touchdown. All is forgiven, Matt! Fantasy enthusiasts love you. The Bears are back, baby!
  • The Raiders season is over: Campbell throws an interception.
  • The Bears season is over: The Bears muff the extra-point attempt following Forte’s run. If you cannot kick an extra point, you are doomed. Season over.

And this concludes this version of Overreaction Theater.

Adam Rank

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