AJ:Examining Steve Slaton's trade value

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  1. Wolf

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    http://www.examiner.com/houston-texans-in-houston/examining-steve-slaton-s-trade-market
     
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    Nothing like a cold dose of reality for all the guys thinking we could get a 2nd or 3rd rnd pick for him.
     
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    very true
     
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    Who is thinking we can get a 2nd or 3rd for him?
     
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    I heard a good analogy for trading young players. Drafting a player is like buying a new car, you draft/buy them based on potential and a short test drive. You have seen other people drive it but until you get it home and have it for a few weeks you really don't know. Once you drive it off the lot though, it loses value. Same as with a draft pick, we took slaton in the 3rd but now that we've got him everyone in the neighborhood has seen how he drives. It might have seemed like we got a good deal at first but he stalled out a few times now and everyone knows it. A few years go by and you wanna sell the car to your neighbor, he has seen you driving it (and that you have been driving your other car more often). No way is he gonna pay anywhere near what you paid for it. On the other hand he might still want it bc he feels like he knows cars and maybe he just might be able to fix it up and run better for him that in did for you.

    We arent getting more than a 6th rounder for slaton, but he is a back up at the moment and thats most likely what a 6th rounder would get us, but in a position we need more depth in. And there is always the off chance that you hit it big and find a good player there that can do more. Either way its cutting from where we are deep for potential help where we are thin.
     
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    I agree with this.

    However, I believe he has more value to us as a back up to the back up of our back up than a 6th round pick.

    He'll be the highest paid 4th string running back in the league.... but that's ok, not my money.

    If something happens to any one of the RBs ahead of Slaton on the depth chart (one of the most brutal positions mind you) we are ahead of the game with Slaton on the bench, than a 6th round pick in the bank.

    Try to remember, last year our strongest position was LB. By game 7 we were signing people off the street to suit up on Sunday (hyperbole).

    Arian Foster is special. There is no doubt about that. We know Ward is not a feature back. We have no clue what Tate is going to look like, much less if he has to carry the load. We know Slate had an injury that caused some fumbles.... he had corrective surgery... & we know Kubiak won't play an UDFA rookie until week 14.

    I don't want to lose that 6th round pick.

    All I'm saying is keep him until the trade deadline.
     
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    Slaton could have good value going to a team that needs him for the same reasons we drafted him: 3rd down back. He had a GREAT rookie season, but teams now know what he can do. He's a poor man's Reggie Bush, only better or a poor man's Barry Sanders, only worse. Get him in space and he's a playmaker. Run him between the tackles, he's a liabilty. Kubiak runs too balanced of an attack for SS to be effective as a RB on a consistent basis.
    I've been saying that since his rookie year.
     
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    edit.
     
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    That's not true.

    We'll show case him in the preseason as a competent back-up/3rd down back, and a play-maker at that.
     
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    You just moved to Homerville Heights with this post, TK.:kitten:
    Anyone who's watched SS run knows he's a bounce it outside kinda guy. When he tries it up the gut, most of the time he gets flung to the ground like a sticky booger by a DT.
     
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    why would anyone trade for slaton when we dont need him?
     
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    If you/ve got evidence of this, I'd love to see it.

    This is a Steve Slaton highlight. Most of it is from 2008, but were questioning his toughness. He's not MJD, but he is one tough little Son.

    The fumbling issue was his only real problem. He had surgery to correct that, we haven't seen enough since, to know if that has been fixed or not.

    As a third down back, his carries would not be like what he experienced in 2008, which probably caused the problem to begin with. But every time he's been on the field since, he's shown that he might be that guy.
     
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    What I was gonna post. i would not take a 5th round for him right now. He is more valuable on this roster. Now as season starts... backs start going down league wide we may get more or maybe trade player for a need position.
     
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    Team A wants him but know team B and maybe team C could use him. Does team A wait for Texans to cut him and hope they outbid B & C? That is pretty risky. If you can fill a need position with say a mid to late 4th
    or a backup at a deep position.
    We don't need Slaton now but a Ben Tate injury happens in pre-season (theoretically) & you are down to 2 RBs.
     
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    slaton's value is worth a 7th at most. we should just let the guy walk with a big thank you for the one good season and give him a shot somewhere else. still might have something left
     
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    What are you talking about? Can you back that up with anything?
     
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    bad part with slaton is no extra value on kick returns


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    kinda hard to argue with that. esp with the examples given
     

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