Or if those 2 fumbles inside the 1 that both led to UF's TD's go the Tide's way. The first one was a fumble and recovery by Bama, IMO. Second one, Jobe was offsides, but those were 2 huge plays. There were some odd plays in the game though, like the Surtain score he gave up. The throw from Trask to Pitts in the end zone over Branch was a throw that Aaron Rodgers would be proud of. Sometimes you have to tip your hat, it ain't always on the defense.
Here's the thing, Bran. The last time Bama ran into a Strong defense was back in 2009. In that UA offense, in that period, against Florida athletes.
He's a good set of eyes and ears to have in the building, and I know Saban likes him. But since our QB situation was cured 3 years ago, the former defensive coordinator in the building has become the backup quarterback in the "back up is better" argument void for the fans.
Which one of the interior linebacking guys are you talking about? The one with 68 tackles on the season, or the one with 68 tackles on the season?
You keep saying "it's the current environment for college football" (as has Saban to an extent), so are you ok with us giving up 46 points to a team that Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas A&M, South Carolina and LSU gave up less points to? I understand no more 10-17 point games due to the current offensive state in the sport, but 46 is still too many points for me. I didn't agree with that assertion after Ole Miss, and I don't agree with it now. I get it that Grimes, Shorter, Pitts, and Toney are all former high four stars and five stars, but we also have the same ranked defensive guys defending them. The Metchie hit saved the game for us in the end. That play is a one in a million type of play and highly highly doubtful we get that kind of fortune against a Clemson in a tight game. I love the guys we have on our defense and this is not a shot at any one of those guys, I just feel they are out of position. No way is Dylan Moses just making that many bad plays. he may be good for one or two, but no way is the guy we've watched the last four years that out of position that many times based on bad play.
I was referring to Moses as a preseason Butkus candidate who didn't even make it as a finalist.
I think it is fundamentally impossible for us to know for sure which unless were a part of the program. But I have no qualms leaving it to CNS at assessing the culprits & fixing it. Sometimes, folks tend to come across as if he were oblivious to things.
I get what you're saying, but that's also a motivational type speak, because how often are you honestly getting eleven guys to all do their job the right way on one play at any level of the sport? I just have a hard time believing we are that weak because of the players in the middle as you stated. Saban would get that one fixed really quick. I haven't dissected play calling and pretty ignorant to the schemes we do run on defense, but we somehow get killed by tight ends and get destroyed on slant routes in every down and long we run it seems. I hate the feeling of having no faith in getting a team 3rd and 17 and stopping them. Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, sure. But anyone else with more than one target, I worry every single time.
In my opinion, as long as the Oline are allowed to release 3 yards down field to block on a passing play and you have this era of RPO QBs and playcalling in College football, you will not have dominate LBers. It's near impossible for them to read their markers correctly and be in position anymore. If they change it the NFL 1 yard standard, you'll see a complete reversal from offensive to defensive advantaage... again in my opinion.