Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Sunday Hangover: Georgia

What a crazy national championship game. 

I was worried at halftime. The Tide offense was bad in the first half. Epically poor. The Tide offense was as crappy as MoscowDon's grandstanding at the national anthem and as anemic as Kendrick Lamar's halftime performance. 

They looked like crap, and the defense was getting tired from being on the field way too long. 

But as Alabama fans are used to, second-half adjustments were made. Despite the huge touchdown pass that Tony Brown got burnt on, the defense played well. They were salty. They played more like they played against Clemson. 

The decision to play Tua paid off. He had an outstanding game. He'll get all kinds of accolades for his performance, but what some observers might not notice is that many freshmen played in that game, especially at the wide receiver position. 

Just like in the State game, Devonta Smith caught the winning touchdown, but what came before all that were great catches by Jeudy, Sims, Ruggs, Foster, and Ridley. 

Calvin didn't have a signature game like I thought he would. In fact, his little brother had the better game from a yardage standpoint  However, he caught four passes for 32 yards with a crucial touchdown snag in the fourth quarter. 

In addition, Alex Leatherwood, another freshman, filled in for Jonah Williams at left tackle. 

Najee Harris, yet another freshman, was on the field late in the game and was the leading rusher for 64 yards via 6 rushes. 

The last time the Tide played Georgia it was a nail-biter with C.J. Mosely tipping a pass at the end to stop the Bulldogs near the goal line. 

Last night was epic. 


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