Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by HOUFan, Sep 27, 2011.
Per Jason La Canfora tweet...
Releasing Slaton and promoting C. Ogbonnaya
Pigs are flying hell is freezing over!
I am not a big Obag fan, but Slaton was terrible.
what? the chronic show nothing, which is typical.
"Texans are releasing former feature back Steve Slaton and promoting RB Chris Ogbonnaya from practice squad to take his place"
Good luck Slaton. Hope you catch on somewhere they'll use you appropriately.
About time! Good luck Slaton!
Didn't use him properly the last couple of years. Should have been used on many more screens.
This certainly means Foster or Ward (or both, hopefully) are healthy for this week.
I could see the Chiefs or Redskins picking him up. I have a feeling he will do good elsewhere...he won't be out of a job for long.
he was total....
I wish him the best, but he has not been the same since his neck surgery.
Hopefully he'll catch on somewhere in a system he fits.
Slaton was used properly.
You can't send the guy on a screen everytime everytime...The guy has to be able to do atleast a decent job between the tackles on a consistent basis.
This past game they tried to get him out in space and they also gave him a chance to run the ball between the tackles. He didn't succeed in either scenario.
He's just not all that good if the O-line isn't opening huge holes in front of him.
The Texans FO obviously reads this forum.
Bout time, woulda saved the team $$$$ if they did it before the season, like a lot of us said they should've.
No wonder our team is such a mess haha
PS: Please send complimentary season tickets to gtexan02, Boston, MA
PS2: Why does everyone hope that Slaton will catch on somewhere and be a star? I mean, he does seem like a nice enough guy, but isn't that a direct indication of our ineptness?
He always was a pain in the neck.
Thought he would be the next Clinton Portis
Probably winds up with the Redskins
A running back in our system doesn't need to have exceptional athleticism, doesn't have to be terribly quick or nimble, and doesn't really need to have great top end speed.
What our RBs need, first and foremost is vision, followed closely by quick decision making and good one-cut ability.
Slaton has very little of the first group of attributes I mentioned above, and ZERO of the second group. ESPECIALLY vision. Slaton probably has the worst vision of any RB in team history, unless he is just weird, and loves running into piles.
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