Arian Foster has declined to speak with the media for most of the offseason, but finally submitted to a press conference at Houston Texans training camp on Wednesday, and reporters probably wish he had not shown up at all.
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Rather than giving a series of different platitudes, as most athletes do, Arian Foster stuck with just one, "Be the best teammate you can be" which CSN Houston reports has been a primary mantra of new Texans coach Bill O'Brien. Here is a sample of a few questions and his responses.
Question: How do you feel? Were you 100 percent out there today?
Foster: I’m just out here trying to be the best teammate I can be and I’m gonna work hard at doing that.
Q: Physically, you’re good to go?
F: I’m just trying to be the best teammate I can be, man.
Q: Arian, can you tell us exactly what kept you out, what was going on?
F: Yeah, man. I’m just trying to be the best teammate I can be, you know. I’m gonna work hard at doing that.
Q: What was physically wrong with you?
F: Yeah, I’m just out here, working hard every single day, trying to be the best teammate I can be.
It continues on like that for several more questions before frustrated reporters finally concede that they will not be getting anything out of Foster.
Based on the reports that have come out so far, the media in attendance did not find Foster's joke very funny, but it seems like the joke may not have been more on them than for them.
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