Yep. They regressed after LSU/ Miss. State. Couldn't get off the field against WCU. Let a bad Auburn team hang around for 2 1/2 quarters. Then the last three games were easily the worst three consecutive defensive performances by a Bama team since the 2007 season, even taking into account the level of the competition. Except for the first quarter against Oklahoma and a couple of late stops against Georgia, the D was putrid, with the exception of QW, and even he seemed to disappear for stretches.Despite the numbers over the course of the season, I do not think Alabama's defense was one of the better units in the SEC at all, especially by the end of the year.
But I expect the D to be way better this year, even without Q.