Rashawn Slater Diving Into Tape Ahead Of Next Season
If Rashawn Slater continues on his current trajectory, his second season is going to be one hell of a year.
The Los Angeles Chargers tackle had a highlight rookie season in the NFL. Rashawn Slater earned a Pro Bowl bid and finished the season as the 8th best tackle in the league.
However, Rashawn Slater isn’t resting on his laurels. He knows he has a ton of improvement to do if he’s going to come back stronger.
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“I watched the tape. There were all sorts of things,” Rashawn Slater said Monday. “I look at the tape and a lot of it kind of makes me cringe. There’s detail and technique, and sometimes I’ll be this close, but there’s always that little room for improvement that can make a big difference. For me, I just try to focus on what I can do to get better; a little thing every single play.”
Next season, he will have All-Pro edge rusher Khalil Mack to face up against in practice.
“I think it was the day after that trade happened, I was on my honeymoon and Coach Staley had texted me, ‘Get your mind right,’ or something like that [laughter],” Slater said when asked if he was excited to face Mack. “I’m trying to enjoy this right now, but I’ll be ready.”
“It was a journey, every single week being able to challenge myself,” Slater said of his rookie season. “Being a part of the offense that we were, it was so exciting every single week because I knew that if I did my job, everyone behind me was going to make explosive plays and stuff like that. I was really just focused on me. It was a lot of fun, though.”