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Old 06-01-2008   #81
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...and for much the same reasons that Clinton Portis fell to the Broncos at 51.
couldn't agree more, nice you tube find. okam, slaton, and adibi will all be steals on two years
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I know how much I look forward to June and July with the cool weather here and all. After watching Steve Slaton video clips and reading articles about Mario being even more unblockable and Demeco ready to step up and be a leader on the field I think I'm ready to skip ahead to August and get this season going.
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He had a wrist injury that didn't allow him to grip the ball with his right hand.....
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Mr. Antonik gave me so much useful information with no hesitation. Steve was a huge fan favorite at WVU - his career was so well documented, he was by far the easiest of the seven players I profiled at BRB. I think Adibi would be a close second.
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Mr. Antonik gave me so much useful information with no hesitation. Steve was a huge fan favorite at WVU - his career was so well documented, he was by far the easiest of the seven players I profiled at BRB. I think Adibi would be a close second.
Yeah, that was a good peice, thanks for the interview
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Mr. Antonik gave me so much useful information with no hesitation. Steve was a huge fan favorite at WVU - his career was so well documented, he was by far the easiest of the seven players I profiled at BRB. I think Adibi would be a close second.
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about 15 days old but article from HPF err In the Bullseye.com

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According to a report filed by the Associated Press last night, rookie running back Steve Slaton struggled mightily on Day 2 of Texans minicamp. Slaton fumbled a pitch on one play and later had his helmet knocked off his head on another. The report also added that Slaton actually fumbled twice on Saturday.

Twice? Oh noes!!!!1!!1 Whatever will we do???!

"He's going to be fine," running backs coach Chick Harris said. "I can cure (the butterfingers). 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."

Whoa, easy there on the banging, 'kay? We're not the Bengals.

So, yeah, no alarm. Slaton is going to be just fine. I mean, it's not like he had this issue in college, right?

No wait. Slaton DID have this problem in college. He suffered a wrist injury in 2006 and underwent surgery on it last year. The troubles had an impact on how he carried the football, giving him a bad case of the dropsies.

Yikes. Coach Harris might need a little extra time developing a cure for this case.

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After watching that great clip, I noticed this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ5I2...eature=related
@ 4:14 you see him running down the left sideline and there is a tackler approaching from the right instead of heading out of bounds he attacks the tackler. i love that mentality!

i agree with someone else's post too about how he seems to disappear in the interior and explode out the other side.... very promising.
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The carrying the ball in his left hand all the time now makes sense with the wrist injury.
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Steve is going to be the man and i'm glad the texans are not talking about him to much because they know he will be the cure to our running game. Steve has a natural feel in the zone blocking scheme from his time at WVU and watch the explosion in the videos below.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwEEGmX4IwU


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Default Re: Your opinions on Steve Slaton...

Slaton will be a good 3rd down back. Do you all remember how many screens we had set up, only to go for just 5 yards. Slaton can make a 5 yard screen pass into a 40 yard gain - Dayne couldn't. Sorry Dayne lovers.
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I think Slaton will be just fine, but let's not hype him up!

What I like is that he looks comfortable out of different offensive formations, from the I, to the Ace, the split back, the shotgun, which we employ in some form.

I need to see more of him in the slot out of the empty-backfield formation to see if he can be successful at the next level.

Basic football formations can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formati...l)#T_formation
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Slaton is going to be the man and if Ahman get hurt in the pre-season then we can look at Shawn Alexander or Travis Henry on a 1-year deal to team up with Slaton.
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Slaton is going to be the man and if Ahman get hurt in the pre-season then we can look at Shawn Alexander or Travis Henry on a 1-year deal to team up with Slaton.
Seriously. Nightmares. I hope this post was in jest, because my soul couldn't take it.
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Seriously. Nightmares. I hope this post was in jest, because my soul couldn't take it.
It was and I hope we have no injuries this season in the backfield.

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Default Re: Your opinions on Steve Slaton...

The more I see of Slaton (5 games now including USF, Rutgers, Cinn, Pitts, UConn).

He just look like a complete player to me.

Let's take his worst game against Pitts. Don't let the line (9 carries for 11 yards and 1 catch for 9 yds, No TD) fool ya'.

If the blockers perform their task, it would have been a completely different story.

Same goes with the USF and UConn games where he didn't have astronomical numbers either.

(And as I have mentioned before, I was astounded as to why Rodriguez doesn't instruct Pat White to get the ball to Slaton more.)

Slaton does all the little things well, and that include blocking.
He has a lot of heart, and you see several hard heavy blocks, even on LBs.
And the DBs around 190 lbs, he simply destroys them.

And to say that his legs stop moving upon meeting the defenders is a little presumptous. You ought to see him fighting 2, 3 defenders.

Now, I never want to hype him up. I'm just stating my opinion that he's ready to contribute while learning more about the game from our coaches and his teammates. And of course, he'll have to adjust to the fast pace of the NFL just like most other rookies.

I really like this pick.
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I like Slaton. he reminds me of DD(W). I hope he turns out to be a good as DD(W)
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How? Davis was lucky to break a 30 yard run before being run down whereas Slaton would likely take it to the house on the same run. The speed and quickness isn't even comparable.

I think many around here hold Davis at a higher level than what he was. IMO, he was an average to slightly above average RB who didn't have break away speed nor the durability of a really good RB.

Sure, he's probably the best we've had, but when you have an injured Green, Fatass and a few other nobodies to compare him to.....
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I think many around here hold Davis at a higher level than what he was. IMO, he was an average to slightly above average RB who didn't have break away speed nor the durability of a really good RB.

Sure, he's probably the best we've had, but when you have an injured Green, Fatass and a few other nobodies to compare him to.....
Domanick Davis healthy was easily a above average to very good running back. No he didn't have break away speed, but the guy had great vision, balance, was very quick, ran behind his pads well, and had a nose for the endzone (avg. 11 TDs his first two seasons) He was also a very good receiving back.

Speed isn't everything for a running back, (There have been a ton of blazing speedster runningbacks, that simply couldn't produce in the NFL) while D.D. lacked it, he had everything else, with his vision he'd be perfect in this zone scheme.......it's just a shame the guy could never stay healthy, he was talented.

Hopefully Slaton can come in and show that he has the vision, ability to run through the tackles, and possesses soft hands like Davis..........but while also showing that he has game breaking speed and he's durable enough to make it in the NFL (unlike Davis).

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How? Davis was lucky to break a 30 yard run before being run down whereas Slaton would likely take it to the house on the same run. The speed and quickness isn't even comparable.

I think many around here hold Davis at a higher level than what he was. IMO, he was an average to slightly above average RB who didn't have break away speed nor the durability of a really good RB.

Sure, he's probably the best we've had, but when you have an injured Green, Fatass and a few other nobodies to compare him to.....
Davis was able to produce on a pis poor team, with a pis poor QB, and a pis poor coach.

No one thinks Davis would have gone to the HOF or anything like that. But we acknowledge, and respect what he did for us.
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