2009 Alabama Defense is Fearsome, but Roll with the 1992 Version as its Finest

Posted by Ingram Worley on September-30-2009 Add Comments

With Alabama's dominating defensive performance Saturday in a 35-7 win over phenom quarterback Ryan Mallet and his Arkansas team, the whispered comparisons between the 2009 Alabama defense and the legendary 1992 unit have become a popular topic of conversation around these parts.

Not only do I find the comparison very premature, I consider the idea unfair to this year's defense.

Alabama's defensive statistics from the 1992 National Championship year are gaudy, to say the least.  The defense led the nation in the following:  scoring defense, rushing yards allowed, passing yards allowed, and total yards allowed.  These statistics were accumulated while carrying an offense that, at best, was average, and at worst, inept....

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