Alabama Football: Crimson Tide report card vs. Texas A&M

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Alabama football’s report card vs. Texas A&M

Cornerbacks: A-

The secondary struggled as an overall group, and you can’t place blame on one group over another. However, the cornerbacks did significantly better in coverage. This is where the bulk of Alabama’s experience lies on defense. Patrick Surtain is the only player with two full years of significant playing experience in the starting rotation. Surtain played well overall, but his ball skills shined through. No matter where he was, he could disrupt the pass on the receiving end. Josh Jobe did similar things on the other side of the field.

I’m going to put Malachi Moore in the cornerback category since he plays STAR. He’s a natural safety, but his abilities as a STAR have earned him significant playing time as a true freshman. He made a lot of great plays for Alabama football, but his biggest play was his interception.

Safeties: C

While the cornerbacks did their part, the safeties struggled against the Aggies. To be specific, one safety struggled. Jordan Battle had his mistakes, but Daniel Wright was the biggest concern for Alabama football. His gaffe on the sideline gifted the Aggies a touchdown and some crucial momentum early in this game.

I realize that Wright made up for his mistakes with his pick-6, but that does not negate all of the times he failed. He will have to improve greatly before Alabama’s game against the Bulldogs in two weeks.