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Hey guys havent posted since then end of recruiting and the stellar outcome of our GREAT recruiting class. Future champions of course. Ha.
I spoke with my buddy(Offensive Player) on the team the other day and asked what he was gaining as far as the team this spring so far and if he had any insight he could pass on to me. This is what I got from him. Enjoy.
*AJ McCarron is taking the "LEADERSHIP" role in stride and NOT looking back, He said he IS the Commander of this team and our offense. He is very comfortable and is working very hard to be the best he can be. Said him and the receivers are getting better and better as far as timing and trust. He said the pass will be more of an "Option" on any down next season which will make our offense more of a threat. IMO.Nothing but GREAT things were said on AJ. Ill leave it at that. Great to hear.
*Said as far as Freshmen receivers if he had to pick just one that Amari Cooper has a TON of potential and has been impressive. Great size and his hands are very strong. Overall good athlete all the way around. ( As advertised in the UA game ) He said look for him to get some action.
*KEVIN NORWOOD, everyone knows the name now and he is on the Map from the BCS championship and the catch over the " Honey Badger ". Said the guy is a very hard worker and has great knowledge for the game. Said he would have played a lot more last season, just needed to get his blocking game down as far as being an all-around receiver. Well he got it down and earned his way on the field on the biggest stage. He will have a HUGE season for us and him and AJ are on the same page and he earned his trust in that game. Again watch for Norwood having a huge year for us. RTR.
*He also mentioned Fowler( NUDIE ) has been standing out. Saying for his size he is "putting in work ". Said he will be a standout guy in the form of how Lacy was for us last season. He was very positive speaking on him. Im excited. Said he is a bruiser but is very fast for his size, went on to say he has leaned out too which has improved his burst and quickness.
* In his opinion he said the O-Line should be AGAIN one of the top units in the country. Said they take A LOT of pride in that. Also with B. Jones back that no focus will be lost with him leading the unit. Said AJ should feel really comfortable with these big guys watching his back. Said B. Jones move to center is going well, " The guy is an athlete and can play any of the o-line positions." He said with him at center he feels more of the overall commander of the unit and has been striving to get better and perfect the position.
* I asked if he had to pick a position on the Defense that stood out to him and was impressing which would he be. He said the Linebackers. Said they are very confident and want to keep the " Legacy " of being a strong unit for Alabama going strong. He said they will be fine and actually are more athletic and faster than last seasons. Said they can really cover some ground.
* As far as DB's he said Lester, Fulton, Sunseri, and Milliner have been doing really well. He said Sunseri's football knowledge has elevated his play which got him some experience last season. Said the guy just gets it and has bought in and plays with so much passion. A team favorite for sure. A great team player for us. Said as far as the DB unit there may be some drop off because we did lose some great talent and experience, but that we would be ok. Saban is a master when it comes to have players prepared.
Well this is all I got from him and wanted to pass anything i could along. Hope yall enjoy some kind of info. He was very positive overall and gave me a great feeling for the rest of spring. See yall at A-Day. RTR.
first to upvote!!! As always.. thanks for the info!
Much appreciated ethan
"Character" is doing the right thing when nobody is looking.
great stuff, thanks
Its Nudie baby!
On Alabama: CeCe Jefferson - "It was a bunch of beautiful women..." Reggie Ragland - "oh the females of course..."
Thanks for the info!
I knew it! haha I have been asking about this everywhere and hadn't been able to get an answer. I knew he definitely looked leaner in the photos I have seen. Thanks for posting.
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God, give me patience today. If given strength I may beat someone to death.
Obviously it hadn't been Norwood's playmaking ability that was keeping him off the the field. He made plays even when he had the opportunity against PSU as a frosh.
It's frustrated me how he's been underutilized when the team has been lacking in playmaking at times at the position. Glad he's gonna be fully involved this season.
I always look for a little bad news or something of concern in these types of practice reports, just so they don't come off as helena like sunshine pumping.
Is it cool to call Fowler Nudie? Seems like that nick name has stuck a chord with the fans. Do any of the other players have nicknames?
Chapman is TheBoss99
Duron's is "the magic man"
Good stuff, thanks Grady.
I thought it was "Jack Griffin."
Magic Man - now ya see me....... now ya don't.
Thanks Grady Jr &
Roll Tide, man! Thanks for the info.
Thanks Grady...always love your posts...
and see ya at A Day!
Man...we are having some awesome post lately...thanks much.
I thought it was Mike Ford.
thanks for the info!
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