Frankly, I am more worried about us finishing strong with Georgia ramping up as we seem to be stalling out.
Last edited by CoastGhost; November 12th, 2012 at 01:56 PM.
The big problem for the secondary right now, in my opinion, is you have two guys playing downhill (Lester, Milliner) and the other two positions are playing without much confidence at all. Belue has gotten better, and he's keeping focus better during the game, but he is really small. He needs to do a lot of body modification over this offseason or having any kind of pro career is going to be tough for him. I think Sunseri and Clinton-Dix will be among the best in the conference -- two years from now. Over the past two weeks, they haven't known whether to scratch their watch or wind their butt. The other thing, of course, is the lack of an experienced third cornerback, which would solve the issue at Star. Travell Dixon being an all-around bust really hurt UA.
What was the nature of Travell Dixon's departure? Considering it is apparent we were relying on him to get us into an ideal nickel personnel group, it is hard to believe it was a JUCO transfer miss...he was one of the most sought after DBs in the JUCO ranks last year. We've had such a high batting average in that regard, I suppose it was going to happen before long but was it simply because he couldn't handle the program when he got here or was it truly some kind of personal/family issue?
Really hope Sylve and Geno get some solid playing time the next two weeks.
I think Geno is going to be the next in line in terms of our great corners but we have to remember that even Dre was not ready in year one and struggled some in year two.
"5. Defense couldn’t create a pressure point. Aside from the first couple of Aggie drives in the second half, Alabama couldn’t find any way to seriously affect Manziel in the pocket."
This, ladies and gentlemen, was your ball game. It was almost the ball game at LSU and if dramatic improvement doesn't occur it will be the reason Alabama loses the SECCG.
I don't know what is wrong, but Alabama simply cannot get pressure no matter what defensive set they use or how many they bring on the blitz.
The inability to get off the field on 3rd down is happening because they can't get pressure and the offensive downturn (turnovers excepted) is a direct result of the offense not getting enough snaps to establish a rhythm.
All the talk about getting the needed help to make it back to the title game and which undefeated team Bama would like to face is pretty much wasted air. Unless the pass rush issues are get resolved in the next two weeks, Bama's not even going to win the SEC.
Got to have a big time pass rusher too. GOT TO LAND ONE WHO CAN PLAY...PRONTO!!!
Seems like everytime November rolls around we struggle. I'd much rather lose a game that we're supposed to win in September than this time of yr.
"Football is a hard game. These spread coaches forget that. Until good defenses remind them." Gene Stallings
its so that we dont become one dimensional...
Yeh, I've been talking about it for years: We just don't have talented pass rushers on the line. These opposing QBs are having an amazing amount of time to make decisions in the pocket.