During his introductory spring press conference, Alabama head coach Nick Saban said his goal this offseason for the offense was to improve the passing game. According to his star sophomore quarterback Jalen Hurts, the team has been getting a small hand in that area from New England Patriots stars Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.

With former Patriots tight ends coach Brian Daboll now running the offense in Alabama, the team has a direct line to both players if needed. Leaving no stone unturned, the Tide coordinator has apparently done just that this spring.

During his Wednesday media availability, Hurts mentioned his interactions with the Patriots stars when discussing his growing relationship with Daboll.

“We gelled really quick,” Hurts said. “I think we’ve built a really good relationship in a short time. Very involved. We always FaceTime Gronkowski, Brady, whoever it is, (Daboll’s) cool, he’s laid back.

“He’ll call Tom Brady and ask him what his Top 5 plays are, it’s cool because we are running the same plays he ran.”

Not a bad resource for the Hurts and Alabama to have this offseason. As if the Crimson Tide weren’t tough enough to beat already, they now have a direct line to arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history fresh off another Super Bowl championship to ask for assistance.

At this rate, it won’t be long before Saban tries to land Brady an analyst role in Tuscaloosa to stack the deck even further.

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