Alabama Football: Nick Saban indicates growing role for Kendrick Law

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During his Press Conference today, Nick Saban indicated that wide receiver Kendrick Law will have an increased role for this Alabama Football team going forward.

"He is a little different than some of our receivers. Really good team guy, hard worker. I think we’ll try always have a role for him to play in the game that benefits his skill set to complement the other guys."

Law is a true Sophomore who’s seen most of his playing time this season come on special teams returning kicks for the Alabama Football team. Against Tennessee, Law provided big plays for the Crimson Tide offense catching two passes for 38 yards with one being a 34-yard jet sweep. On the season Law has Five catches for 54 yards. Expanding Law’s role could provide the Alabama Football team with an additional threat to an explosive offense. Kendrick Law possesses incredible speed running a 10.48 100-meter dash as a junior in high school. The Alabama offense has found significant success vitalizing the deep ball with Isaiah Bond being the benefactor. Incorporating Law in a similar role could provide opposing defenses with another deep threat to focus on potentially opening more up underneath for receivers like Jermaine Burton.

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After an early loss, the Alabama Football team has found a groove winning six straight. For a coach like Nick Saban, you’re always going to find things to tweak to make your team better. Last week, Isaiah Bond indicated that he’d be returning punts in the near future a switch likely made due to problems fielding punts in the Tennessee game. Another example is the left tackle position where Saban has rotated Kadyn Proctor and Elijah Pritchett numerous times throughout games. Against a team as explosive and dangerous as LSU, you’ll need to limit your mistakes if you plan on winning the game. Adding potential explosive plays through players like Law provides the defense with more to worry about making it likely the other team makes mistakes. The Alabama passing attack has mostly had only two threats in Bond and Burton through eight games desperately needing more production from pass catchers.

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