The offense racked up in College Station Saturday. AJ had a career game, and Yeldon was the leading rusher. But what impressed people the most about the Crimson Tide offense was the play of the tight ends. Brian Vogler, O.J. Howard, and Brandon Greene might be names heard in people’s living rooms as the season progresses.
Saturday, Brian Vogler stepped it up against Texas A&M. He was a very effective blocker and caught three passes for twenty-four yards. Howard, who is just a freshman, grabbed three catches for sixty-eight yards. Howard was a five star recruit, and he showed the world Saturday why, with his athleticism and ability to go vertical on a twenty-seven yard play. Greene did not have a reception but was a magnificent blocker in the run game. “We communicated well with the offensive line and got things across,” Vogler said. “When we’re all on the same page, things work really well. You saw in the (Virginia Tech) game, we weren’t on the same page, people going in different directions. Against Texas A&M, we were all really on the same page.” The Virginia Tech game really did not showcase the tight ends talents very well, but after their breakout performance on Saturday, people can expect a lot more out of these three ends.
Most people associate Alabama with an excellent running game, these tight ends are just what is needed to relieve some pressure off Yeldon, Fowler, and Drake. Also, giving Mc. Carron more weapons will not hurt anyone but the opposing defense. “It helps us a bunch,” Mc. Carron said. “Just to be able to expand the field and get in different personnel and still throw the ball. It helped our running game a bunch, and they played a very good game.”
Mc.Carron also complimented Howard’s improvement and determination to get better. He said Howard does not let things get to him, which is sometimes rare for freshman players. And even though Greene did not record a reception, his teammates warn that might change soon. Vogler stated, “He’s made unbelievable progress. He’s working on his route technique every single day.”Against any defense, an offense needs multiple weapons. Howard, Vogler, and Greene will keep the team from being too one-dimensional, and Howard’s athleticism will surprise most defenses in the conference.
With great running backs, a proven quarterback, outstanding receivers, and versatile tight ends, the Crimson Tide will be rolling this year on offense.
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