Where’s the rush? Alabama’s front seven is not on the same level as last year

Alabama managed to start the season 3-0 after beating Colorado State 41-23 Saturday night, but something about the defense still seems … off. It’s not that they have played terrible, but last night’s performance didn’t seem to have the Alabama stamp of dominance on it.

We’re now three games into the 2017 season, and the Tide’s front seven has only managed 5 sacks. They were shut out last night. That might not seem alarming, but by this time last season, the defense had 10 sacks.

Alabama registered 54 sacks last season and 52 in 2015. It’s on pace for 20 this regular season.

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