Alabama football’s report card vs. Georgia
Inside linebackers: C
Dylan Moses has struggled so far this year, and he had some early issues against the Georgia offense. He seemed to be a step behind more often than not, and he simply could not make key plays for the defense. Christian Harris also struggled in coverage. His biggest gaffe happened on the touchdown by the Georgia running back in the second quarter. I know that he had a poor matchup, but you cannot let that happen.
When Alabama blitzed, the inside linebackers played better. Dylan Moses got credited with a sack that wasn’t really his, and Christian Harris got some key pressure that forced a turnover by Stetson Bennett.
Outside linebackers: B-
When Alabama runs a lot of nickel, it is vital that outside linebackers get pressure to the quarterback. Alabama football managed to do this late, but they failed to do so early. They gave Stetson Bennett too much time to take shots down the field, and he was able to find the open receiver.
Chris Allen had a quality game, but his best moments were in the second half. He had a big sack and a few tackles in the backfield.
Like most of the position groups on defense, it was a tale of two halves. Alabama had to blitz extra players due to some issues from the outside linebackers, but the overall play improved when they smelled blood in the water.