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    Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    Over the years Saban has recruited, he's never had a dominant defensive end at least imo. Do you think our lack of pass rush was the reason we lost? We lost all containment against manziel. I think it was obvious the de's were getting very frustrated and just wanted to lay the wood on johnny instead of wrap up. Going into the game I always thought our lack of a four person pass rush would eventually get to us. Hopefully we get Nkemdiche this class. I think he'd start immediately or at least get major PT. Thank God Aaron Murray isn't a mobile qb and hopefully we learn not to blitz on max protect like we did at LSU.

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    Re: Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    Thoughts?
    Yeah, plenty.
    Ask me about my vow of silence.

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    Re: Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    The DEs are more like DTs. They are not meant to be dominate pass rushers, but are meant to be run stoppers.

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    Re: Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    Alabama plays a 3-4

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    Re: Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    I think the entire team came out flat as a pancake and by the time we woke up it was just a bit too late. There's no way we could have been as pumped as we needed to be after the game with LSU. Regardless of the "process" philosophy these young men aren't robots and they're occasionally going to have a let down. That, to me, is what happened against A@M. But that one's done and it's time to win two games and play for the national title!!
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    Re: Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    Quote Originally Posted by thefloydian View Post
    Alabama plays a 3-4
    One point: Murray may not be Manziel, but he is very mobile. He's also prone to fumble when he scrambles so it appears the coaches have persuaded him to stay in the pocket more often.

    Otherwise, it's not just the line. Not it, nor the linebackers, nor the defensive backs are as good as they were a year ago. That exposes the weaknesses in all of them.

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    Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    Are we still talking about this?
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    Re: Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    Are we still talking about this?
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    Re: Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    Quote Originally Posted by WMack4Bama View Post
    Are we still talking about this?
    S'what I say. Move on and quit player bashing. I think posts like this should be removed before they get started.
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    Re: Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    agree

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    Re: Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    Why don't you guys make a list of all subjects that there should be no threads for?
    “I know what it takes to win. If I can sell them on what it takes to win, then we are not going to lose too many football games.” - Coach Paul Bryant and I can see Coach Nick Saban agreeing completely.

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    Re: Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    Idk how people forget dareus or consider him not to be elite. In 09 he had several crucial sacks. 2010 he was hobbled at times but had games where he was totally dominant.

    Also Upshaw was no slouch either. I believe he was a finalist for the Butkus his senior year.

    Granted neither are on this years team but to say we haven't had dominant rushers is just wrong IMO.

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    Re: Did our d line let us down against tamu?

    You can't win them all. I wouldn't worry over it.
    “I know what it takes to win. If I can sell them on what it takes to win, then we are not going to lose too many football games.” - Coach Paul Bryant and I can see Coach Nick Saban agreeing completely.

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