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    Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    Feel free to add areas and key personel but I'd list these in order of importance:

    1. Replace guys lost on the o-line. CK and Steen come back but we'll have three new starters across the way. Big for obvious reasons, but especially AJ's success/health and our running backs.

    2. Place kicker. Losing Shelly who was perfect on PATs and can't recall him missing many regular fgs. Will Foster step up or will Griffith be the next regular kicker?

    3. Developing a true threat as a kick returner. Amazingly, we won a NC without a dynamic threat there this year. This area needs to be developed. Is Christian Jones Or Cyrus Jones going to up their game here??? What about true freshman Foster?

    4. Finding TJ Yeldon's a dependable backup who becomes the 2 in our 1-2 punch running back duo. Will it be Drake or a guy I can't wait to see: Derek Henry! There's also Tennpenny (if he sticks), the kid from Georgia and of course Jalston Fowler comes back too, but I don't know if he'll be the real 2 in this package.

    5. Replacing key losses on defense including Millner at corner and Lester at safety. Losing Nico and Square too. Others?

    Areas #2 - #5 can probably be shuffled in any order.

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    Re: Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    2013 will be ALL about the offensive line. Do or Die.

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    Re: Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    Offensive line, obviously.

    We need to develop our next shut-down corner. Belue, Smith, Fulton....someone, needs to step in to this role with Milliner gone.

    Improved pass rush. Hubbard, Stinson, Pagan need to improve their production from this year.

    We need a solid back-up for Fowler. He is a versatile player and adds a different dynamic to the offense. If he gets injured again this year, we need someone who can step in to that role with little drop-off.

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    Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    I agree with the kick returner. I watched several games back recently and Jones seems to intentionally run into the "mass" rather than hit what looks to be an open seam on the edge.


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    Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    OL needs to gel. Even with great talent sometimes you have to find the right chemistry. Glad they got several series in this past season. I'd say the Pass Rush is critical because the secondary will be green. We saw how little breakdowns could lead to 3 losses in 2010.

    And not that you can "tidy" this up but avoid the injury bug.

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    Re: Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    1. OL
    2. Improved pass rush
    3. a PR who doesn't give me heart failure every freaking time he fields a punt
    4. long snapper
    5. ID the RB to complement TJ. We've no shortage of options, just have to find the right one
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    Re: Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    Quote Originally Posted by jthomas666 View Post
    1. OL
    2. Improved pass rush
    3. a PR who doesn't give me heart failure every freaking time he fields a punt
    4. long snapper
    5. ID the RB to complement TJ. We've no shortage of options, just have to find the right one
    Excellent assessment......

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    Re: Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    i'd say the most important spot will be the defensive line. whenever we have a mixture of smarts and experience on that front we tend to do well. i will never be concerned with the secondary as long the returners have experience and Coach Saban is head coach. It's becoming to also be that way with our offensive lineman. Each new guy improves each and every year.

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    Re: Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    We need to develope a quarterback behind A.J. I'm really interested in seeing who steps up in the spring. I think both QB's in this class are early entries. The A day game should be fun to watch.

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    Re: Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    Offensive line and stay hungry.

    If you have those two things, you will be far ahead of the field. That guarantees nothing as it doesn't factor in things like injuries and turnovers, but every team will face those.

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    Re: Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    I'm sure CNS has read the posts here and is taking our advice to heart

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    Re: Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    Agree about the pass rush...forgot about that one.

    Also agree about finding the #2 qb. I know Blake Sims as been that guy, but I get the feeling he wouldn't be a legitimate long term solution if AJ went down next season. We've been extremely fortunate going all the way back to JPW without having to rely on a back up qb best I remember. That streak will eventually come to an end...just hope it's not next year!

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    Re: Areas to Tidy Up For A Run at #16

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    Agree about the pass rush...forgot about that one.

    Also agree about finding the #2 qb. I know Blake Sims as been that guy, but I get the feeling he wouldn't be a legitimate long term solution if AJ went down next season. We've been extremely fortunate going all the way back to JPW without having to rely on a back up qb best I remember. That streak will eventually come to an end...just hope it's not next year!
    This concerns me more than anything now. If AJ gets hurt we are hurting for a proven QB and right now we are looking real good at RB with Henry and Tenpenny coming in but neither is proven as a blocker and if one or two RB's go down for any length of time we only have TJ, Drake and Fowler as provens with any kind of experience. We need Henry and Tenpenny in the worse possible way.
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