Making the Running Backs a threat in the Passing Game
It’s no secret that the running back position has posed little to no threat in the passing game for the Alabama Football team this season. Out of the Backfield Jase McClellan and Roydell Williams have only combined for 17 catches for 96 yards through eight games. For comparison, last season the Alabama Running Backs combined for 668 yards receiving. The area Jalen Milroe and the passing attack have struggled in is passing in the short to intermediate area of the defense. One way Tommy Rees can improve this area of the passing attack could be using true freshman Justice Haynes. Justice Haynes showcased his ability receiving out of the backfield in recruiting bowl games catching touchdown passes and showing his ability pass blocking as well. Haynes could provide a new wrinkle to the Alabama offense while helping Jase McClellan and Roydell Williams stay fresh down the stretch. Another option for Rees and the Alabama football team is sophomore Running Back Jam Miller. Miller has mostly showcased his talents on special teams making big tackles on kickoffs and punts. Nick Saban has praised both of these players earlier in the season implying that they may see more playing time down the road.
"“I think both of those guys will contribute at some point in time in the season pretty significantly because they’re both really good players and I think they’re both ready to play.” Nick Saban on Running backs Jam Miller and Justice Haynes."