Free Bagel wrote:There were plenty of people who didn't think Slaton was very good even prior to last year.
The Tate injury gives Slaton one last hope. Problem is, he was never really an elite talent to begin with, and that makes the fumbling issue (and he's already fumbled again this preseason) much less forgivable.
How do you explain his fantastic rookie season then?
How do you explain Braylon Edwards scoring 16 TD's a few seasons ago? There are tons of flashes in the pans who have 1 big season then never even come close to it again. Slaton got that many carries by default, if you read between the lines that season and the off-season after all Kubiak talked about was trying to find a bigger back, not wanting to give Slaton that many carries or over work him, trying to limit his touches. There was little chance he got anywhere near that many touches again unless everyone got hurt again like they did his rookie season.
Slaton isn't without talent, but looking at his injuries he's suffered, and the fumbling issues, Kubiak isn't even going to give him the opportunity to be the workhorse again. Even last year with his carries split in half he only averaged 3.3 ypc and nothing changed.
Again there are alot of RB's who have big seasons, especially as a rookie then end up doing nothing at all after. I don't expect him to post any type of season even close to that again, Foster is the work horse back this year and he'll dominate the touches unless something changes.