Steve Slaton.....

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  1. Carr Bombed

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    Anybody else worried about our franchise back?

    I know he didn't have many holes tonight, but this preseason it's obvious that the weight gain has taken away some of his quickness and explosiveness. I wasn't for the weight gain and I hope he can find his first step, his big plays were huge last year (He was single-handedly responsible for our leap to the #3 offense last year). So far this year he isn't making anybody miss.
     
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    nah, i thought he played okay, especially against one of the best, if not the best defensive line in the nation...
     
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    Can we save our judgements for the regular season? Chris Johnson is averaging 2.2 ypc in preseason. Dear Lord we wanna jump the gun on so many guys and its freakin preseason.
     
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    against the williams i didn't think he did too bad. didn't play great, but it IS preseason people.
     
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    To be honest, I think he looked like what he was drafted to be: a 3rd down back. I don't know if it's the extra weight or the weight of expectations, but something is slowing him down.
     
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    He had a good goalline carry and that was it........but I'm not just talking about this game (that's not what this thread is about), I'm talking about all the carries he's had this preseason. It's obvious the guy is not as quick or elusive as last season.
     
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    It's the weight.......it's the same thing that slowed him down his junior season and that's the reason why he fell to the third round. He was a Heisman hopeful before that.
     
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    I am so sick of hearing that line.....and again, this thread isn't just about tonight's game. I don't even care about the yards per carry, I'm talking about the ovbious lack of last year's quickness and explosiveness.....anybody can see it.
     


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    Then he should go visit Jenny Craig. He looked like a tugboat in dragrace....on LAND.
     
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    true...but like what watts said, it is preseason.
     
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    Not worried. Vikings have a stout run D. Slaton will be alright so long as he stays healthy.
     
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    Preseason doesn't have jack crap to do with a player looking slower and less agile than the year before. Read above, I'm not talking about his YPC, I'm talking about what I see when he's running the ball or trying to make someone miss. His cuts aren't as quick or as sharp.
     
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    again......

    This thread isn't just about tonight's game.
     
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    He's looked slow all PS. He just had more touches to drop his YPC tonight.
     
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    :goodpost:
     
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    I've noticed it. I wasn't aware about any weight gain either. Why did he feel that he needed to do that?? He was just fine last season.

    I haven't seen a lot of holes for him, but yeah he hasn't seemed to have that quick burst and shiftiness from before.

    I'm really worried about this team right now in all aspects.
     
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    He showed poor vision on some plays. He has been doing a lot of that this preseason. Hope they fix that. I can't tell if he has lost explosveness, he hasn't been in the open field enough for me to make a judgement on that.

    Just in the second series he missed two good holes that he could have picked up 5 yards easily, without even getting touched, but he tried to bounce it or cut it back.
     
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    Yeah, keep your head in the sand...

    You know what I find absolutely Hilarious around here....

    "OMG Barwin is for real, I'm sold....he's working his way into the starting lineup, he's the pass rusher we've needed"....yada yada yada


    Then when a player/team is not playing as well....

    "It's preseason..nothing to see here, walk along folks".
     
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    The weight gain was for long-term purposes, so he can still break tackles in weeks 13,14,15 and so on... he didn't take a bigger workload (20+ carries) until the second half last season, this year he'll be expected to carry the full load all season. Chris Brown will get his carries as well as the other backs but Steve will be expected to carry the load and the weight will help when taking a full NFL season of hits.
     
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    At least I'm not the only one that notices this.
     

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