Takeaways from A-Day

Mfb

4/17/21 MFB Golden Flake A-Day Game
Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban
Photo by University of Alabama

The University of Alabama held its annual A-Day game Saturday to close out its 2022 spring season.

The White team prevailed over the Crimson Team in a 25-7 win, While it seemed the first-team defense was the real winner.

Here are some of the biggest takeaways from Saturday’s scrimmage.

Bryce Young was thankful that he had to wear one of those black no-contact jerseys Saturday. The Crimson Tide front was able to sack the Quarterbacks a total of 15 times. Seven of the sacks came from a new ferocious trio of Will Anderson Jr., Dallas Turner, and Chris Braswell.

A new name to look out for on the defensive line is the 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive tackle, Jamil Burroughs. Burroughs was able to get in on the sack party adding two sacks. He will look to replace the gap at defensive tackle since Phidarian Mathis’s departure for the NFL.

While the Crimson Tide defense looks to be a dominant force in the SEC come the fall the offense still has many unanswered questions. Especially on the offensive line, of course, the personnel will look very different come August with the Crimson Tide just landing veteran transfer Tyler Steen.

One bright spot on the offensive side of the ball that Crimson Tide fans should be excited about is the transfer from Georgia Tech running back Jahmyr Gibbs. Gibbs has been gaining comparisons to New Orleans Saint’s Alvin Kamara. Gibbs showcased his explosive acceleration and three-down back ability Saturday, Gibbs racked up 109 total yards and a touchdown, and the speedster back was also given MVP game honors.

Come opening day against Utah State, the Crimson Tide will be an entertaining team to watch.

Categories: Alabama, College Sports, Sports