Offseason Fodder from Steve Slaton

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    Q: You're a smaller back at 5-9 and 215 pounds. What are the challenges you have in preserving yourself?

    A: I think the challenge I have is just getting out of the way and not taking those big hits. That's the biggest thing that you can do to help yourself survive as a running back. And I think that's why some of the bigger backs don't last. They take too many big hits. So I try to use my speed to my advantage and not take those hits.

    I did not realize Steve added 14 lbs. (listed 201)? I knew he looked heavier but that's alot of addtional weight to carry, I was thinking more around 208-209 would be ideal.....
     
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    Q: When people have scouted you, what is the biggest thing they've missed?
    A: Me being a competitor. I love to compete, and that's what makes a football player.


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    Yeah, the weight gain kinda worries me. Slaton's biggest strengths were his quickness and elusiveness........I hope this weight gain doesn't have too much of a effect on that or we could be seeing a sophmore slump this year.
     
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    Men's bodies don't stop filling out and thickening till about the age of 25. It's like a dog is full grown by 1, but at 2 yo, your dog will be thicker and more muscular than he was at 1. A guy in his early 20's generally has a much different look to Men in their late 20's even though he may have stopped his vertical growth years ago.
     
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    Yeah I know, but I just hope it doesn't have a effect on his quickness......I remember when he was in college he put on some pounds going into his junior year and it had a effect on his production. (one of the reasons why he was there in the 3rd round)
     

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