Alabama’s defensive secondary has been a media punching bag over the last two seasons. The secondary has been the scapegoat for all of Alabama’s defensive struggles, but Saturday in the rain in Athens, Alabama’s secondary showed just how good they could be.
In Alabama’s 38-10 win over the Georgia Bulldogs the secondary was all over the field playing tight, penalty free coverage and they played with their eyes toward the ball, continuously making things difficult for Georgia’s quarterbacks.
Greyson Lambert, who just recently set the NCAA record for completion percentage in a game, went 10/24 for 84 yards and an interception. His replacement Brice Ramsey wasn’t any better, himself going just 1/6 for 20 yards and two interceptions.
Eddie Jackson, Marlon Humphrey, and Ronnie Harrison each had an interception with Jackson taking his back 50 yards for the touchdown.
Throw in Minkah Fitzpatrick’s blocked punt for a touchdown and you had one very good day for the Tide secondary. This was exactly the game Alabama’s young defensive players needed to prove they belong and that they can hang in the SEC. It was also exactly what Alabama fans needed to see. Confidence in this group to be the ones to change the perception and the output of Alabama’s secondary took a huge step forward Saturday.