I don't think there is 1 DE, DT, CB, OLB, ILB, FS, or SS who is likely to be there, that is worth the 15th pick in the draft. A complimentary back is a need for the Texans. Slaton is a small guy, and they simply don't last long when asked to carry the rock 300+ times a season.
Believe me, we got it. You don't like SS. The coach does....everything that passed his lips at the end of December says..he is their guy....but you do not like him at twenty touches a game ... You're going to put him back to what He has been working hard to over come. That lable....the third down specialist
. according to kubes.....they can't keep the guy off the Field now
. Every time they bring him out for a rest he pitches a fit...and starts bothering the hell out of everyone on the sideines.
We got it.
Seventeen touches per game would come to 272 for the season....baring injury. Now that leaves how many opportunities for the beaner? With a roster which features, Andre Johnson....Kevin Walter, Owen Daniels.....there are only sixty plays per game....someone is going to be sitting and wondering where their touches went. I believe that player isn't SS. So you're going to pay the beaner how much, fifteen pick money, for how many touches per game ?
Don't know about that one. If the beaner is indeed falling....I would hope they would trade back if they got an offer and make the most of the opportunity.
What they need is seven to ten touches per game...and you can buy that with a very good prospect ...on the second day. There is no need what so ever to P.O. SS. The guy is, by all accounts working his A off to get the Texans into the play offs. He doesn't need to be pushed. He needs to be supported.
Like it or not Steve Slaton is this teams bell cow back for '09. 270 touches....Kubiak, by his quotes, thinks he's got it in the tank. Over reaching for a power O back...in the first round...doesn't help anything.