With all the off season conversation surrounding the Alabama Crimson Tide has been focused on the quarterback competition, what about the protection of whoever will be under center?

Offensive lineman don't get a lot of love in the public eye, but with the struggles from the unit last year makes you wonder how they will perform this upcoming season. Last season, the Crimson Tide ranked 70th in the country in protecting the quarterback and could the continue, or has this unit been through their growing pains and prepared to get back to the dominant line play Alabama fans are accustom of seeing?

Martin Houston, former Alabama fullback and host of The Blitz, joined The Game with Ryan Fowler to discuss the offensive lines performance last season and could we see improvement with this year's line, Alex Leatherwood being the next big time lineman for Alabama, and the biggest concern heading into the season.

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