Alabama Football: Tide’s report card vs. Georgia Bulldogs

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Alabama football’s report card vs. Georgia

Cornerbacks: A-

The cornerbacks had a tough task ahead of them. They have already struggled a lot in 2020, and they were tasked with stopping George Pickens. While the entire defense made mistakes, the corners did better in man coverage. Josh Jobe was aggressive at the line of scrimmage, and each corner played the ball well.

Malachi Moore bounced back from a tough performance against Ole Miss with some key plays in coverage. His interception in the red zone certainly swung momentum in the second half. They weren’t perfect, but the corners helped slow down the bleeding from the overall defense.

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Safeties: C+

Jordan Battle could not play for the first half due to a targeting penalty in their last game, and that was expected to be a strain on the Tide defense. However, the defense’s biggest struggles can be put on the safeties in the first half. Whether it be bad positioning or missed tackles, the safeties just kept making mistakes.

The worst part about this is that it was against Stetson Bennett. Alabama’s top concern is winning the national championship. If Stetson Bennett can play a game like this, Trevor Lawrence might score on every drive. However, the secondary drastically improved in the second half, and Daniel Wright had a key interception.