Let me preface this by saying I don't know the answer to this one. It's early yet but a point of concern.
We are 2 games into the season, and Slaton has yet to do anything worthy.
Now I truly believe that the Jets defense will emerge from this season as the best Defense in the AFC. Sounds crazy i know, but after watching them completely shut down two high powered offenses, and do it in a commanding way, I think they are on to something.
So that being said, I consider the Jets came something of a fluke because they were so well coached and played like a completely different defense. They did stuff that we didn't see from Baltimore as well.
But the Titans are a different story. Haynesworthe is gone and we know their scheme pretty well.
As for Slaton himself. Maybe it's just me, but I don't "feel" the explosiveness there. He also seems to be running into our own guys on a regular basis.
What is your diagnosis? O-line issues? Slaton having a sophmore slump? Have other teams just seen this type of run game too many times?
If we are unable to run against Jacksonville, I think we will have to acknowledge that there are issues, not just kinks to be worked out.