Second-year running back Alfred Blue takes on a new role in the Texans’ preseason opener against San Francisco on Saturday night – as the starter with Arian Foster out for an indeterminate time after needing surgery to repair a torn groin muscle.
Blue insists his task is a simple one.
“Run the ball downhill, man,” he said. “Get positive yards. Don’t lose any yards. Hold onto that football. Definitely don’t fumble the ball. Just be productive. They’ve made me the No. 1 guy so, I feel you’ve got to take that kind of role and just motivate the room and just push (teammates) at practice. It’ll start slow sometimes – you don’t want to be out there – but you’ve got to put your head down, get through practice and just try to get better each and every day.”