Originally Posted by Specnatz
Now I did not forget about Slaton. We still need playmakers on offense. Slaton is a change of pace back, a threat to catch out of the backfield. He should have the speed and the moves to really do some damage. I am not looking for a single back to get the 1500 + yards or be the 300 carry guy because that speels disasster and a career to go as Shaun Alexanders did falls off quickly. Now granted Tomlinson has ben doing it since he got in the league but it is very evident that it has become a two back league as to substain players for the long haul versus the short term.
Just curious... Why do you assume he is a 3rd down back guy and not an every down back - occasionally spelled by someone else??
He averaged a hair under 20 rushes per game at WVU?
300 rushes in the NFL equates to 18.75 carries per game.. (20>18.75)
(as someone has mentioned before) His height is comparable to that of Emmit Smith's or Marshall Faulk's. ( He may need to add a little weight but he's only about 15 pounds lighter than Faulk).