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.