Arian Foster wants to bounce back in 2013, disappointed with how he played last year

arian fosterHouston Texans running back Arian Foster was disappointed with the way he played last year and is going to bounce back in 2013.

“I’ve just been relaxing,” Foster said to FOX Sports Southwest’s Patti Smith on Saturday at his youth football camp in Pearland, via “I’ve just been relaxing and working really hard. I think this has probably (been) one of my most intense training offseasons I’ve had since I’ve been in the NFL. I just want to bounce back. I didn’t feel like I had the best season last year.”

Foster had a pretty good season in 2012 by averaging 4.1 yards per carry.  You also have to remember back up running back Ben Tate was hurt a lot and that put the full load on Foster.

“I set a lot of personal goals, a lot of things that I do,” Foster said. “I just didn’t feel like I was at my best, and it’s gonna change this year.”

Foster has been training with his brother who is a former track star.

“(I’ve) just refocused and rededicated myself to another level, and hopefully it shows,” Foster said. “I’m not traveling. I’m not doing a lot. I’m here in Houston and I’m training.”

Foster is very happy that Greg Jones is the Texans’ new fullback.

“Man, I was extremely thankful for that,” Foster said. “He’s been a veteran in this league for a long time, blocking for (Jacksonville Jaguars running back) Maurice Jones-Drew. He’s just a big, physical specimen back there, and he’s gonna help us out.”