What a dilemma the Crimson Tide had last year. On one hand, Alabama had an NFL-caliber tight end in O.J. Howard, but on the other there was the mad-genius playcalling of Lane Kiffin that did not include throwing to the tight end too much. #AlabamaProblems.
For 2017, Howard and Kiffin have both moved on and Bama fans are left with some uncertainty as to what kind of offense new OC Brian Daboll will run. Interestingly, Daboll spent the last three season as tight ends coach for the Super Bowl 51 Champion New England Patriots, an organization where he has served a total of 12 seasons in some capacity under Brian Belichick.
For 2014 and 2015, Daboll had the luxury of having Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski to make him look good.

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