Houston Texans: Week 2’s HOH Golden Bull Award Goes To…


The Houston Texans are finally winners of two-in-a-row by thrashing the Oakland Raiders 30-14 this past Sunday.

They seemed to be firing on mostly all cylinders as they easily took control early-in and kept the lead throughout the game.

I had expected the Raiders to be a lot better than they have been playing this season because, on paper, the team’s roster does have talent on it.

But that’s why you play the games…

They have, and haven’t looked good doing so.

They can’t seem to stop the run and our team was able to run all over them.

Sep 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) runs for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Texans defeated the Raiders 30-14. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Because of this, excellence deserves to be recognized — and, starting last week and on that type of basis continuously, we will honor an individual player that made the most impact in helping the team win.

We’ve dubbed it House of Houston Golden Bull Award

And this week’s Golden Bull Award goes to…

Arian Foster!

Foster has seen a incredible recovery from the back injury he sustained last season. He really looks like the Foster of old and has had an incredible to start to the season.

Foster was a key component of the drives we made down field and we couldn’t have done it without him. His explosiveness on the ground and his ability to make it look so effortless is quite admirable. But that’s why he was awarded a roster spot in the NFL, because of his unique talent.

Foster ended up rushing for 138 yards off 28 carries with one touchdown. He is now 2nd in the league in rushing yards with 241 of those. He’s been averaging about 4.4 yards per carry over the past two games, which is extremely productive!

September 14, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) runs with the ball past Oakland Raiders defensive back Chimdi Chekwa (35) during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

You better believe he earned every bit of them.

His longest run was 40 yards in that game!  Wow!

I remember that play as well!

That would’ve been his 2nd touchdown of the game but after formal review of the scoring play, the ruling was reversed because he had not crossed the plane.

But what was another man’s loss is another man’s gain…

Watt ensued on the following play was something we’d had never seen — J.J. Watt as a tight end catching the ball for a touchdown.

The Raiders thought that the team was going to go to Foster once again and that Watt was likely brought in to run-block but Bill O’Brien outsmarted them.

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Foster has been carrying a heavy load for the past couple of games and there’s no way he can sustain this and stay healthy. O’Brien must turn to our other running backs to help Foster with the load.

The division is theirs for the taking and they’ll need him down the stretch in order to have a chance at postseason run.

Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes and Ronnie Brown are all capable running backs that can get the job done.

So I urge the Texans’ coaching staff to not wear him down because he will be a key to their success.

But for right now, I’m going to sit back and enjoy the incredible performance that he has put on.

Take a bow Arian, oh wait…you already did!


Go Texans!