Eeeesh that's asking a lot. The thing that stood out with Tua was how natural and easy the ball came out of his hand... With velocity... Little bro seems to wind up a lot more. I do think he's a better athlete than Tua though, which could be a bonus.I hope Tua's brothers is within the same neighborhood talent wise as he is. If so then things should be pretty good for Bama at the QB spot. I look forward to the REC members telling us how the scrimmages go this spring.
I hope Kaho remains academically eligible. He's missed a lot of time away with family.From BamaOnLine - Travis Reier's Live report from Practice (Facebook) - KAHO not at practice...no word on return, eventhough he indicated he would be back soon
Lots of guys getting rotated in the Secondary today, especially getting looks at moving down in the nickel and dime coverages.
As is most always the case, lots of guys getting looks to find those who "get it" when moving around to different coverages and positions in the secondary.
Of course, Shy Carter is still in the black jersey and did notice that Travis mentioned Nigel Knott working with the CB's (not too surprised, just hope this kid and stay healthy and get some quality PT this year.
(and no, Ben Davis was not spotted with the OLB's today, remember he is most likely going to be limited in Spring because of his offseason surgeries.)
It bothered me pretty much all year how "easily" we scored last year. It seemed it only took 2 or 3 plays to do it and about 30 seconds. By the 2nd half, our 3rd units were in the game. What worried me was when we needed to sustain drives and really pound in the ball from the redzone, I didn't know if we could do it because we hadn't had to do it all year.... in the end, the answer to that was no and it cost us the NC.This will be an interesting year as far as philosophy goes. So much of the "Alabama Factor" it would seem is the style of play. Scheme and coaching to that scheme is a lot of where the "toughness" was missing.
And it affects the defense so much. Forget that I'm using the barners as a comparison here but it is what the barn is fighting with right now. Muschamp only agreed to the job as DC if Gus promised to not run his offense as breakneck speed and protect the defense. He couldn't keep it and their defense was terrible as usual. Gus somehow got religion and started slowing down the pace of offensive play. The results have been mixed, but it has also made Kevin Steel look like a million dollars as DC. The defense has been nothing short of great since they stopped using the hyper spread. This last bowl game they went back to breakneck speed and obviously Purdue wasn't ready for what they haven't seen. The barn had the ball for 11 minutes in the first half and they already had about 400 total yards. Game over. Now, what is gus going to do in 2019?It bothered me pretty much all year how "easily" we scored last year. It seemed it only took 2 or 3 plays to do it and about 30 seconds. By the 2nd half, our 3rd units were in the game. What worried me was when we needed to sustain drives and really pound in the ball from the redzone, I didn't know if we could do it because we hadn't had to do it all year.... in the end, the answer to that was no and it cost us the NC.
I appreciate the quick score and I'm happy we have the talent to do that... but I sure would love some more ball control once we get up on a team and make sure we can ground/pound our way to a score too.