Saturday, December 1, 2012

Keys to a Bama Victory,…..


What Bama must do to beat Georgia,…..

Protect the quarterback. Whether it is in passing or a run scheme, protect AJ McCarron. Bama does not have a back up capable of winning this game. Georgia has a tremendous pass rush and the running backs will have to pick up a block in passing situations to give AJ time to throw and to keep him off the turf.

Control the line of scrimmage. Whether on offense or defense Bama must control the line. This will help protect AJ and give the running backs a lane to run through.

Establish the run. This goes back to controlling the line but Bama must be able to run today to set up the passing game. When and if Bama gets inside the 5, do not abandon the run.

Control the tempo. Bama must play their game. Ball control, safe passes to keep the defense honest and must not shoot their selves in the foot with penalties and turnovers. On defense, force 3 and outs, force 3rd down and long and play the way they are capable of playing.

Win the field position game. There will probably be plenty of opportunities to punt. Whether Bama is punting or receiving one, they must take advantage of it. Pin them deep with a punt, have great punt and kick off coverage and have some nice returns to shorten the field.   

Win or lose today I’ll still be proud of this team for the great season they are enjoying and for the opportunities that have been afforded them. Roll Tide Roll!!

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