Is It Time to Worry About Steve Slaton?

Posted: 18th September 2009 by Vik Vij in NFL
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The short answer is no.  And here's why.  I will grant you that Slaton had a miserable and unproductive preseason.  I will also grant you that Slaton had a terrible first game against the Jets.  But don't worry, he'll be fine, and here's why:
1.  Zone blocking.  The system that offensive line coach Alex Gibbs runs has been successful in the NFL for a long time.  He's taken less-talented backs and slower backs and turned them into 1,000-yard rushers.  He's taken offensive lines with less talent and produced top rushing attacks. 

Look at what happened in Atlanta.  They were first in the league in rushing with a less-talented line.  The blocking will be there.  The line, led by Eric Winston, will open ho ...

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