Originally Posted by 76Texan
I never did see Jackson play the shuffle at Alabama (even though Saban did use it on a very limited basis some years before.)
They didn't play zone there either.
When people talk about zone at Alabama, it was the pattern matching concept.
It's a zone that turns into man very quickly.
It's more like switch-man defense in basketball with weak side help, something like that.
I know that all the SEC fields were grass.
I imagine he needs some time to get use to playing on other surfaces, wearing different type of shoes.
He fell down plenty on the grass field in Reliant.
Hopefully he continues to make the improvements that were starting to show at the end of last yr.