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Old 05-10-2008   #1
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Slaton making first impression

By CHRIS DUNCAN, AP Sports Writer 1 hour, 17 minutes ago

HOUSTON—Steve Slaton fumbled a pitch on one play and got his helmet knocked off on another during the second day of Houston Texans minicamp on Saturday. Later, he dodged three would-be tacklers and sprinted down the field.

The former West Virginia star, drafted by the Texans in the third round, is getting plenty of snaps to show coach Gary Kubiak what he can do. Now if he can only memorize the complicated playbook.

“I’m just trying to learn the system, trying to get the plays down so that I can make an impact right now,” said Slaton, the 89th overall pick. “The pass plays and the pass protections, that’s where my biggest trouble is coming from.”

The 5-foot-9, 197-pound Slaton rushed for 3,923 yards for the Mountaineers and is third in career rushing in the Big East. But that means nothing to the Texans, who have six running backs on the minicamp roster.

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i can't wait to see slaton play this season... he's the most explosive RB to ever don a texans uni, folks.
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Great draft and great pickup at 89 overall. The Texans will be good this year. Book it.
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Great draft and great pickup at 89 overall. The Texans will be good this year. Book it.
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mcclain said he looked poor on day 1.. FWIW

theres a vid over at chron.com
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hope he gets over the rookie fumble-itis. that's GK's biggest pet peeve...and mine too.
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Running backs coach Chick Harris said Slaton has made "typical rookie mistakes" in the first two days of minicamp. And he has ways of helping Slaton hold on to the ball.

"I can cure that," he said. "I've done it with guys before. You just bang 'em and bang 'em and bang 'em until they understand the importance of keeping the ball in your hands."
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Harris said Slaton has already shown plenty of raw talent.

"He's going to be fine," Harris said. "He's got good speed on the outside, he's got the explosiveness. He has the skills, no question about it. This guy has been much too successful to not be good enough."
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