Other things that jumped out from Week 13
Scouts Inc. shares its key observations from Week 13.
Originally Published: December 1, 2008By Scouts Inc. | ESPN.com
After watching the Week 13 matchups, Scouts Inc. runs down a few more buzz-worthy things that jumped off the screen.
• RB Steve Slaton has proven to be one of the steals in the draft and a definite bright spot for the Texans future. He has excellent vision and good burst from the cut. He reads his blocks well and doesn't waste a lot of movement before getting downhill. He hits a crease at full speed and can create big plays in the open field. Houston will need to add a physical complement for the short-yardage and goal-line situations, but Slaton is another young, explosive playmaker this team can build around. • The Jaguars are not a team that is built to play from behind. They lack quick-strike ability, especially with their passing game. WRs Matt Jones and Reggie Williams are both big targets who can catch the ball over smaller defensive backs, but they lack run after the catch skills and rarely advanced the ball up field once they got the ball in their hands.
Ronald Martinez/Getty ImagesSteve Slaton proved once again that his small stature doesn't matter.