Alabama Football: Takeaways from Tide’s 2022 A-Day Game

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Alabama football learned a lot this Saturday

Despite some rain, Alabama football ended its 2022 spring workouts with its annual A-Day Game. Fans got to see some new faces and get a first glance at what the 2022 team will look like.

Since this is just a scrimmage, we can only learn so much. Quarterbacks can’t be tackled, and there is a limit to what players do. Still, we learned plenty about Alabama football in this game. Here are the top takeaways from the 2022 A-Day Game.

O-line is still a problem

To be fair, few offensive lines will be able to stop Alabama’s defensive front. Still, Alabama had significant struggles on the offensive line. All quarterbacks had to scramble, but the starting unit had a specific bad time. Alabama will be adding offensive linemen in the Transfer Portal, and they may be adding even more players after how spring practices went.

Drops may be an issue

There were reports about drops in the private scrimmages, and we saw too many drops in this game. To be fair, the weather was bad. Still, too many easy balls were dropped by a variety of players. If this keeps happening, Alabama will have a low ceiling on offense. Chemistry and consistency should continue to build before the first game of the year, but this is something to keep an eye on for the upcoming year.

QB is the deepest position

In the past, Alabama football had three NFL starting quarterbacks on the roster. I won’t go that far with the group right now, but Alabama at least has three players capable of starting for a great college football team. Bryce Young returned with his Heisman trophy, but Jalen Milroe and Ty Simpson both showed that they are capable of running the offense. They are elite athletes capable of running for big gains, but they also have strong arms.

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This team should be fun to watch in 2022, and there is plenty to be hopeful about for the upcoming season.