We’ve talked aplenty about the short passing game that Alabama has utilized to great success early in the season. As usual, Murf Baldwin has the details on just how some of these concepts work. Check out his latest Alabama study, which he appropriately titled “Who in the HECK can stop Bama’s passing game?”
He really does a nice job highlighting just how advanced Tua Tagovailoa and the receivers are after practicing as a unit for a full season and offseason. Besides the subtleties like using motion to verify man coverage, and the confusion caused by the mesh concepts, pay special attention to the clean pockets. Stopping this attack with Tua as the trigger man, protected by five guys who will all likely get a shot in the NFL, and throwing to five guys who all have a chance at being drafted in or near the first round, is going to be a tough hill to climb.