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Are Bama's Special Teams "Special?"

I'm opening this one up for debate. Here's what I have seen so far:

  • Our coverage/tackling on kick-offs and punts has been good
  • Maze has done a good job and had a spectacular run back against the hogs
  • Our kickoffs appear to land around the 10 yard line MOST of the time (saw one received at the 20 on Saturday)
  • Seems like we have about a 40-50% chance at best of hitting a field goal of 45+ yards.
  • Our distance on punts seems to be lacking - STILL

IMO any successful national championship run requires the following:

  • Favorable schedule with most of your tough games at home - check
  • Strong defense - so far, check
  • Good injury luck - 1 SEC game in and Mosely is injured (day-to-day?) - TBD
  • Good luck - So far the big plays have swung in our favor - TBD
  • Close games won by special teams - HIGHLY doubtful if we need that last minute field goal outside of 40 yards

Am I alone in worrying about this or are there others out there? Seems like we're missing on the good kicking recruits despite actively seeking them for schollies.




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