August 22, 2006

Tight ends boost passing attack

The 2006 Crimson Tide offense has been working throughout spring and fall practices on ways to create a more diverse offensive attack. The way most often cited for broadening the Tide's offensive horizons is getting the tight ends involved in the passing game, something tight ends coach Dave Ungerer has been made a real commitment to this offseason.

"We feel like we've got three really good players there," Ungerer said. "Two of those guys are converted wide receivers and they're big targets. They round out our offense in the middle. Our goal has been to develop confidence for the quarterback and coaches to throw us the ball. We've been working hard in our drills and they are feeling more comfortable getting the ball to us and making plays."

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