Alabama football’s report card vs. Texas A&M
The linebacking corps has so many different responsibilities that it can be hard to give them a cumulative grade. Let’s start with Dylan Moses and the inside linebackers. Against Missouri, Moses seemed to be playing like his former self. He struggled to do that against Texas A&M, but he still did a lot of things well. Alongside Christian Harris, the coverage was nice. There were a few times where they were in mismatches, but they tried their best to hold their own.
Christian Harris was all over the field in both coverage and blitzes, which was a nice site for Alabama football fans. He is becoming the future of this Alabama defense along with a few other underclassmen.
The outside linebacker group also did some nice things on the edge, but the sack production was minimal for the first half. Will Anderson continued to show why he has earned the right to start over other outside linebackers.
While Kellen Mond was rarely sacked, he could not find a rhythm in an unstable pocket. This was a key to domination for this game, and all linebackers helped achieve this goal. However, Alabama needs to have more pressure as the season continues.
There are reasons to trust that this group will continue to get better, but it needs to happen in a hurry. Alabama football hosts Georgia in just two weeks.