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Recently, Alabama has seen a huge increase in sacks. Against LSU, they had their best pass pressure game of the season, sacking the quarterback six times.
One big part of that increase has been sophomore defensive end, Raekwon Davis. Davis has 6.5 sacks through the nine games. He’s also pushing others to maximize their potential.
“Raekwon is a ferocious player, man,” senior linebacker Rashaan Evans said. “Just to have him on our team, on our defense, man, it helps my job. The fact that he’s able to get back there to quarterbacks and help me out when I’m in coverage is always a great thing for any linebacker to have.”
Davis was one of seven different players to get in on a sack in the 24-10 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
“I think Raekwon has just developed more confidence when he’s out there,” coach Nick Saban said. “I think uncertainty in players always creates apprehension in playing fast, getting off the ball quickly. The more experience guys get, the more repetitions guys get, I think the more confidence they get, and when he plays fast he’s a very effective player.
“I’ve seen a big difference in the confidence that he has in pass rush, as well as the confidence he has in doing his job. I think he’s played better and better throughout the season in all aspects of the game.”
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