Slaton Linked To Rams

Pro Football Weekly is pretty good about giving us accurate rumors and inside information, and they had some more discussion of the Rams backup running back situation over the weekend. Apparently, Darren Sproles is still the guy the people in the front office would prefer. Since we already knew that, I thought the most interesting part of the article was another name mentioned that I haven’t heard much about. According to the article, Houston Texans’ running back Steve Slaton has also become an option for the Rams.

Slaton is kind of an interesting case. He had a very nice rookie season a few years ago, but he hasn’t done much since and he lost his starting job in Houston to Arian Foster. Slaton would be a nice change-of-pace back, and I think he probably still has some good years left. I wouldn’t mind having him on our team, but he is under contract with Houston, meaning we would have to trade for him. So, the question is: Would Slaton be worth giving up a draft pick? I would much rather see the Rams pay Sproles or, if they are going to give up picks, go after Reggie Bush before Slaton.  It sounds like the team

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  • http://Ramblinfan Douglas Nicholas

    I’d like to see the Rams give Steve Slaton a true place in the back field as the featured tail back and put Steven Jackson as the Full back. I think, that the true dynamics of the two/duo would only increase each of their potential and make the defenses put the necessary men up to meet them. Leaving, the new and better/healthier recieving corps to pick apart any defence.

  • http://Ramblinfan dan4rams

    It, would be great if the Rams did pick up Sproles and Slaton and Bush. It, would make their back field almost unstoppable. By, allowin themselves to choose which to spell and which to duo up. The recieving corps, is going to be eating cake. Because, while their opposing defences are scraching their hair ouy trying to defend the freshest runner. Our new offensive coord will be picking apart their secondaries. Keeping, the recievers fresh alternating them and running their defensive backs into the ground. Then throw in a well rested group of well catching recievers and bingo-gone. While, their defensive line withers at the same time.

  • http://Ramblinfan dan4rams

    Eek, defenses not defences. Whoops, anyway… I rememder not to long ago, a team from New Orleans made their mark with a running back by committee and a dynamic group of others. They faired pretty well. The Rams need to pick up another good defensive guard and a dynamic outside linebacker in free agency. It, would be great if the Rams could land Mark Herzlich; LB Boston. For the outside, over Quinn. What a duo. Mark is going to be playing like a mad man after being passed in the draft. Also, there is a big back from Wisconsin. That they should latch onto also. Then just say wow.