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any reason Steve Slaton is not more involved in the passing game

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He seems to be a homerun hitter who is getting most of the carries at RB. With his ability to make a big plays you would think Kubiak would try to get him the ball more. Is there any reason Slaton is not more involved in the passing game?

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There are only 9 backs in the league who have more receptions than Slaton, if you count Westbrook/Buckhalter as one (which I think is fair). Still, I too am a little surprised they haven't gone to him more since Schaub is so good on screens and dump-offs to the flat, but I guess the Texans just value him more as a runner--or, perhaps appropriately, figure they can reliably get 8-10 yards easy on most plays to AJ, so why not do that?

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The past two weeks, we've played Detroit and Cincy. Their secondaries aren't good, so Shaub's first and second reads were open nearly every time. That being the case, there weren't many check down opportunities for Slaton.

 

I think you'll see 4-6 receptions from Slaton/Green this week against Minny.

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