Tim Tebow explains 1 area where Alabama's offense can exploit Georgia's defense
Tim Tebow and the SEC Nation crew were in Atlanta to preview the SEC Championship Game on Saturday morning.
But, before the SEC Network pregame show started, Tebow joined ESPN’s SportsCenter and gave his take on the Alabama offense.
Alabama faces Georgia’s No. 1 defense, but Tebow said he thinks the Tide can have success if they get the ball out of QB Bryce Young’s hands early:
“It better be different for Bryce Young and this Alabama offense than it was last week against Auburn,” Tebow said. “It needs to start with the offensive line. So, if I’m Bryce Young I’m encouraging my offensive line, but I’m also trying to get the ball out extremely fast. This year, if it’s under 2.5 seconds when he gets the ball out of his hands, 19 touchdowns and zero interceptions. His receivers are third in yards after catch.
“That means this entire game plan is based on getting it to my skill players — Jameson Williams, John Metchie, Brian Robinson, all of these great athletes in space — early. Even though Georgia has a great defense, they don’t necessarily get to the quarterback extremely fast. Actually, they’re the second slowest in the SEC. So, I’m getting it out of my hands fast, and I know that I have a bunch of playmakers outside that can make even these great Georgia players miss every now and then, we might be able to take it to the house.”
Obviously, that is easier said than done. We’ll see if the Tide can put up more points than anyone else on Georgia’s defense at 4 p.m. Eastern time on CBS.