September 22, 2008

Notebook: UA running game may meet match


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REAMER, DEFENSE PREPARES FOR SCREENS - Trouble defending the screen pass was a major factor in Alabama's loss to Georgia in 2007, and with Arkansas having some screen success last week, the Crimson Tide defense can expect more of the same in Athens, Ga., Saturday.

Strongside linebacker Cory Reamer said stopping the play doesn't fall on one position or even one unit.

"We are expecting a lot of screens because they run it really well. They've got a great back who can get out in the open and make a lot of big plays. ... It's on a lot of our defensive line, as well as the linebackers, to realize how the offensive linemen are blocking them, and be able to turn around and redirect and get back to the ball," Reamer said.

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