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Old 08-16-2008   #41
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Old 08-16-2008   #42
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He's looking good. I would like to see him go with our and against 1st teamers.
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It's time to see what Slaton can do with the first team.
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Glad to see everyone coming around
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The kid has some game it seems. The more I see him the better I like him.
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Count me in. Slaton picked up a few blitzes rather nicely.
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It's too early to call any of our problems "solved". That said, based on what I saw this past Saturday (which is by no means enough to crown or crucify anyone), Slaton is the best back we have on the roster with Walker right on his heels. As for Taylor, poor run blocking aside, I hope he has something more to show us. If not, I doubt there will be a spot on the roster for him.
LOL. No it isn't. Especially when you look at his "competitions".

Ideally, I rather have Brown as starter with Slaton as our 2nd RB. Why? Let the D pound Brown, then as they soften up put in Slaton to finish them up.

EDIT: Read your post wrong. I thought it said "it's too early to name Slaton as starter". But your post was pro-Slaton.

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Default Re: So our running back situation is solved

Slaton just made a strong case to be the starter. Can he be a work horse? Why not? Is the problem solved. NO!! The team needs quality depth. A this point here is my depth chart.

1. Slaton
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Slaton showed he could pass block, make the cut and run and get yardage. I like it. Don't think he is ready to be our main back yet, but this guy will certainly make waves in the NFL this year.

Let's all keep in mind he did this against backup players, not starting players. Still, he shows a lot of promise and I'm getting excited about him.
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Count me in. Slaton picked up a few blitzes rather nicely.
It was nice when the boadcast focused on him blocking a guy that looked almost twice as big as him. I have never had faith in Brown, am quickly losing it in Green and just don't know what to think about Taylor and Walker. Slayton looks like a good back in preseason but I'll leave it to Kubes to figure out who should start. I do think that Slayton needs to get some time with the first team. In my mind that is the only real way to figure out what we have in him. He is looking good though.
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I watched hardly any of the 4th quarter but I did see the pop up about the carries for each back this preseason. Slaton has looked the best out of anyone, but I wonder why Darius Walker has so few. I think he only has 8.
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He is healthy. Everybody else is hurt. So im on the bandwagon too.
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he and darius are alot a like, small but hard to wrap up. we have a great offense to watch!
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Default Re: So our running back situation is solved

Slaton does not run like a scat back. He's making one cut and taking off, no dancing in the backfield. He wasn't afraid to get his nose dirty either in blocking. He's got an elite burst and he's earned some PT with the 1s next Saturday to see if he can handle being a feature back.

My two biggest questions heading into this game were "can he make one cut and go without dancing?" and "Can he pick up a blitzer?"

He answered both of those questions, so lets reward him with PT with the first team. Or at the very least let him be 1st string PR next week.

PS: Clinton Portis was the same size as Slaton coming out of college, Slaton can be a feature back in this system if he keeps making one cut and taking off without dancing and picks up blitzers.
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Slaton does not run like a scat back. He's making one cut and taking off, no dancing in the backfield. He wasn't afraid to get his nose dirty either in blocking. He's got an elite burst and he's earned some PT with the 1s next Saturday to see if he can handle being a feature back.

My two biggest questions heading into this game were "can he make one cut and go without dancing?" and "Can he pick up a blitzer?"

He answered both of those questions, so lets reward him with PT with the first team. Or at the very least let him be 1st string PR next week.

PS: Clinton Portis was the same size as Slaton coming out of college, Slaton can be a feature back in this system if he keeps making one cut and taking off without dancing and picks up blitzers.


Slaton looked real solid tonight . I was impressed with how he picked up the blitz and he ran much more effectively that I expected he would between the tackles . If he keeps this up AG may get a visit from "The Turk".
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There are so many variables that are impossible to extrapolate in evaluation when you place a promising RB against a 2nd and 3rd D. Slaton has demonstrated the necessary moves and skills................but has not defined himself as to which level he possesses these. Put him in with the 1st team and let him have an opportunity to define his level of play. Like many of you, I believe he can and will put aside this important question and give us the positive answer we are hoping for.
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The strength of our offense is the passing game. Why not play to our strength? I know Kubes would like to run the ball to set up the passing, but he should reconsider - pass to set up the run. In this type of offense, then Slaton could carry the load as our #1 back.
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The strength of our offense is the passing game. Why not play to our strength? I know Kubes would like to run the ball to set up the passing, but he should reconsider - pass to set up the run. In this type of offense, then Slaton could carry the load as our #1 back.
The first team offense had three posessions and drove for two TDs and a field goal. As a whole, the team scored 31 points. I'm not sure criticism of the offensive philosophy makes too much sense today.
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