Alabama DB critical of defensive performance after lopsided win over Louisiana
Yes, Louisiana scored 14 points in the second half of Saturday’s game at Alabama, putting up a pair of touchdowns on the Crimson Tide’s second- and third-string defenders.
However, even before that point, sophomore DB Xavier McKinney wasn’t happy with how the Alabama defense was playing.
Even though none of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ first nine possessions went for more than 28 yards (resulting in seven punts and two interceptions), McKinney said he feels the Tide still are playing below their standard (via AL.com):
“Honestly we don’t think we’re really playing to the standard we think we should be playing at,” he said. “There’s still a lot of things we feel like we’re not really dominating the way we feel like we should be dominating.”
That relentless pursuit of perfection is what makes Alabama great, but we’re not sure how much better any of those first nine drives could have gone.
However, the Tide clearly think they have some room for improvement, and that should scare the rest of the country.