The week’s final practice ends under the midday Houston sun and the setting immediately changes. As a roof-less open field is traded for the cool tunnels of Reliant Stadium Texans players stream through in waves. Quarterback Matt Schaub hops off a golf cart and quietly walks into the locker room. Coach Gary Kubiak stays on track heading into the media center Friday for another round of Ed Reed and Tennessee Titans questions. Then laughter’s heard. It’s high-pitched and joyous growing louder as voices approach. Then there’s a deeper sound: large rolling wheels speeding along smooth concrete. Finally the sight: two fast-moving Segways ridden by two Texans running backs both of whom are jawing teasing and cackling like good friends who have known each other for years. Arian Foster and Ben Tate have. Which is why their insider-only conversation is still roaring 15 minutes later after the Texans’ locker-room doors have opened and the topic has changed from science to the 40-yard dash back to the proof of gravity and again to the 40.
Friendship between Texans’ Foster, Tate grows as competition grows
Houston Chronicle | Sep 15