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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