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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Man Dan View Post
    I thought we had an attitude problem toward the end of the season.
    Some guys didn't play hard, because they were sure someone else would...
    (Just because we could run over 'The Sisters of the Poor', didn't mean we could run over Georgia, and Clemson...)
    Like some of our coaches, I think some of the guys were planning an exit.
    AND... Injuries took a toll on our team.
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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    Quote Originally Posted by JustNeedMe81 View Post
    Diggs Injury didn't help either.....
    True. When it happened, I didn't think it was all that big a deal. How wrong I was.
    You can't reason a man out of a position he didn't reason himself into.

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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q Basket Case View Post
    True. When it happened, I didn't think it was all that big a deal. How wrong I was.
    Yep. It's why you hear Saban talk about "the bottom 40" of the roster when determining how good a team is going to be. It's important that the bottom 40 of your roster be as close to your starters in development as possible. If there's a huge gap between first string and second string, all it takes is one or two injuries and the boat begins taking on massive amounts of water.
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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    I expect us to be worlds better than last year. Last year we had a bunch of first year coaching going on without the continuity of "The Bama Way" as Nick pointed out. On D, we had a first time D Coordinator over his head at the job and Pete (also as a first year coach) didn't really have a chance to implement his style at mid-year in an unclear chain-of-command structure IMHO. Coach brought back a lot of that continuity with the coaches he selected and Pete has a full off-season to plan his implementation with Coach Saban. Combine that with some depth development on the LOS and suddenly veteran backers and DBs and I think Defensive stats will return back to our former stingy levels of success on the ground and through the air.
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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    I think that he probably was calling the defense at the end of the season, but maybe not. I do know that he coached your ILBs and they all regressed last year significantly - all of them.

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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    We should be better ... part of the challenge is, we wont know yet will it be because of Golding unless he's running a different defensive scheme that last years DC ran. I.E. the difference between CKS defenses at Bama vs CJP. Both were solid defenses but different philosophies as far as blitzing.

    Talent-wise we will be better by default if the alphas step up and hold the team accountable and be leaders. And also if we avoid any key injuries.

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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    My instinctive answer would be the cliche "It can't get any worse....right?".

    But honestly I have no idea right now. There's too many variables to make a solid guess.

    The ILB's are going to hold the Key. If someone emerges as a general on the field getting people into the right assignments while playing and executing their own role at a high level then we stand to be much improved.

    But if no one 'Get's It' for another season with guys looking confused and signaling and shifting around right up until the ball is snapped then we might be in for another let down near the end.

    Either way I would still bet on our Offense being our best Defense. If we can somehow put together an O-Line that can consistently block well on Passing AND Rushing plays then it might not matter how good or bad our defense will be.

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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    Wait and see mode here - I haven't seen anything from PG that makes me believe he's the next great DC at Bama, but i'm hopeful.
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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    I think that he probably was calling the defense at the end of the season, but maybe not. I do know that he coached your ILBs and they all regressed last year significantly - all of them.
    Wilson certainly did not progress for sure, but I thought Moses played reasonably well given there were times there was obvious communication challenges and I think times where he knew Mack was making the wrong adjustment but he had to execute that anyway.

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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q Basket Case View Post

    Other than Moses, ILB is a problem. A couple of the youngsters appear to have developed well, but there's a reason Moseley is still running 1st team. Depth will be an issue there until the young guys get some battle time.
    Mosley graduated?

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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    From a talent standpoint they may be ahead of last year's team based on where they finished, but that's not saying a whole lot.

    I am *not* excited about Golding at DC. Supposedly he was doing more later in the season, and that's when the defense looked its worst.
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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    I know it's not popular to say. But there are times when players simply reach the peak of their development on the mental side of the game, regardless of the coaching. I know we like to think coaching can fix all woes but anyone who's ever coached knows that simply isn't true. I'm not saying this is the case here, but at least keep it in mind before blaming everything on the coaches. Granted, if we get into this season and our LB corp struggles again with different players. Then that's a pretty good indication it is coaching. But last season, it seemed to be the same one who struggled more than any of the other LB's.
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    Re: Why will the Alabama defense be better/worse/the same under Golding? Make your ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    But last season, it seemed to be the same one who struggled more than any of the other LB's.
    And that one affected everyone around him.

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