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Does Alabama have any legit weaknesses?
Nick Saban will not point to any glaring weaknesses, but he is going to get everything out of his team.
A.J. McCarron returns at quarterback which is huge for a backfield that will be featuring a few young running backs.
The offensive line could easily be the best in the country with three linemen that will likely garner All-American and All-SEC consideration (Jones, Fluker, Womack).
The receivers torched the Bayou Bengals when they played for all the marbles, which is a great sign for the near future.
The defense loses a couple of the best players in the country from one season ago, but the depth and overall talent is arguably better from one season ago (they could get few more sacks).
The one weak link could be the fact that there may not be a lock of a first-rounder on the defensive side of the ball, but many will argue Robert Lester and or Nico Johnson will be right there next season.
The other weak link is they will likely not have any defensive linemen on the preseason All-SEC First Team (perhaps not the second team either). Still, they will come after you and make sure quarterbacks know who everybody's name is on that defense in 2012.
Looking at the red zone, last season the Tide were 19th in red zone offense, and they were No. 1 for defense.
Can those numbers occur again?
Certainly they should offensively, but will the defense continue to dominate the opposition when they get close to scoring?
Crimson Tide fans are screaming (hell yes we will shut down everybody) about how they will get the job done, but we can count on SEC opponents to show up like Alabama is their Super Bowl every weekend.