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    Article Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers
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    October 11th, 2018 04:27 AM

    Although the Missouri Tigers come to Tuscaloosa riding a two-game losing streak, there is an uneasiness about this matchup that has its roots both in the history of the Alabama-Missouri series and also the high-wire act Alabama Crimson Tide has put on through the season’s first month […]

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    Re: Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    I believe both units will come out on fire, especially with how Arkansas ended.

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    Re: Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    Every time I read about the opposing team's kickers being so much better than ours I feel the urge to puke. Anyway, thanks for the analysis Jess.
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    Re: Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    "Whether Alabama continues to call designed quarterback runs for Tagovailoa is another matter entirely. If the fans had their way, those pages would not just be removed from the playbook, but burned, cremated and the ashes spread across the seven seas."

    Duh, yeah!

    Good, thorough job of previewing the game.

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    Re: Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    Thanks again. Mizzou doesn't have a single LB who would start ahead of any of your best 6, probably best 8. It's not like we don't know what these guys are capable of. We saw all of these guys play at a high level last year. So they have proven it. They just have to get back to it.

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    Re: Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Thanks again. Mizzou doesn't have a single LB who would start ahead of any of your best 6, probably best 8. It's not like we don't know what these guys are capable of. We saw all of these guys play at a high level last year. So they have proven it. They just have to get back to it.
    While true their on-field performance just hasn't been the same. I agree with Jess that after this many games you just can't rate on potential any more. Physically they blow Mizzou out of the water but if they are consistently in the wrong place or have their guys in the wrong alignment then there's very little the athletic freakishness can do. It stings to see a position group like LB, which has been one of the most consistently sterling group of the Saban era, rated lower than a Mizzou group. But they play consistently and with confidence. If our group can do that this Saturday, goodnight Gracie.
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    Re: Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    Nice write up. Tua does not need to run the ball. Our defense needs to play it's best of the year so far. Drew Lock may have had a few bad games, but he is still a good QB.

    I hope we have no more injuries!

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    Re: Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    Dang you, Jess, for making me look up the meaning of atrophied before my second cup of coffee.

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    Re: Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    Quote Originally Posted by Intl.Aperture View Post
    While true their on-field performance just hasn't been the same. I agree with Jess that after this many games you just can't rate on potential any more. Physically they blow Mizzou out of the water but if they are consistently in the wrong place or have their guys in the wrong alignment then there's very little the athletic freakishness can do. It stings to see a position group like LB, which has been one of the most consistently sterling group of the Saban era, rated lower than a Mizzou group. But they play consistently and with confidence. If our group can do that this Saturday, goodnight Gracie.
    Maybe itís just me, but I have this weird feeling the defense shows up Saturday...... probably tired of being
    questioned and with a point to prove

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    Re: Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    Jess et al,
    Is it possible that the reason our defensive stats aren't what we would like is because we get so far ahead so quickly that the incentive to shut an opponent down is simply not there? Something is causing this disconnect between our super athletes and their performance. When I look at personnel, it seems to me that if we had to perform at a higher level, we would.
    Isn't there some sort of axiom that a team has a tendency to play to the level of the competition?

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    Re: Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    Thanks, Jess. Great job as always. I do feel that the defense will show up Saturday night. Though, I have been thinking that for several games now...

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    Re: Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    Quote Originally Posted by Professor View Post
    Jess et al,
    Is it possible that the reason our defensive stats aren't what we would like is because we get so far ahead so quickly that the incentive to shut an opponent down is simply not there? Something is causing this disconnect between our super athletes and their performance. When I look at personnel, it seems to me that if we had to perform at a higher level, we would.
    This is happening now. When the game is in doubt, Alabama has the best scoring defense in the country.

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    Re: Missouri preview: Banged-up Tide could get a test from high-flying Tigers

    I remember when, after one of the first two weeks of the season, we laughed at Ole $i$$ for allowing a team to score 31 points on them in their big win...

    I think now we understand how those things happen, and how the Big 12 was built.
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