Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Saban's secret weapon

Nick Saban is known for hoarding weapons of mass destruction, as we saw last year when he dropped the 240lb bomb, Derrick Henry, on the NCAA. This year Nick has one that's been under the radar but, none the less, maybe two times as destructive. Trevon Diggs is the younger brother of Stephon Diggs,the highly talented WR for the Minnesota Vikings. Nick Saban speaks very highly of this guy and Nick rarely speaks highly about freshman this way, so Trevon must be the real deal. 
Trevon Diggs is a very talented guy,” Saban said. “We certainly feel like he’s a guy that can make plays as a receiver, so we want to try to utilize that ability. We’re a little bit deeper at receiver right now so it would be a little bit more difficult to get him the playing time that we feel he deserves. So we have some depth issues in the secondary.
“He played defensive back very well in high school, actually talked about playing defensive back when he was being recruited, so we thought he was the best guy to try to get some repetitions with that could help us in the secondary. He’s handled it very well.”
Trevon will share kickoff return duties with wide receiver Ardaruis Stewart. Trevon has lined up at multiple positions since arriving to Tuscaloosa this summer, including receiver, safety and return man.
Diggs is also the second-team punt returner, behind Calvin Ridley, on the depth chart. Diggs was the No. 4 athlete, No. 5 player in Maryland and 114 overall prospect in the 2016 recruiting cycle.

Reuben Foster will steal your soul


Reuben Foster simply destroyed offenders last year. If Reuben had a clear shot on an opponent, it was a guarantee lights out moment. Everyone remembers his hit on Leonard Fournette as a freshman, when Foster completely decleated the Heisman hopeful on a kickoff return. Now, Leonard Fournette is petrified in fear when he faces the Tide, as we saw last year, the poor guy couldn’t even amass over yards. We expect more of the same, as the soul reaper is now the leader of the Crimson Tide’s vicious defense this year.

Reuben Foster #10 Junior LB 6-1 240 Auburn, AL 

Foster amassed 73 tackles last season, enough for second on the team behind Reggie Ragland, eight for loss, two sacks, three quarterback hurries and nine pass break-ups. He has 107 career tackles with 11 tackles for loss, three sacks and nine pass breakups. 

Foster is primed to dominate for the Tide this year, as he has lost weight and is much faster and more agile than ever. I'm sure offenses are shivering in their cleats right now.