The Texas A&M Football’s Maroon and White game has come and gone, and as fans, we were able to learn a lot about our favorite football team. We got a glimpse into a quarterback competition that could be one of the best in recent memory, among other things.
That said, these quarterbacks could only do so much, as they were constantly being smothered by the Aggies’ offensive line. It didn’t matter if it was the starters or the backups in the game, the Aggies’ offense simply couldn’t handle these rushers. As a result, each quarterback threw an interception and took more than a handful of sacks combined.
But this didn’t feel like an issue with the offensive line — it felt like a dominant defensive unit had shown up to play and asserted its dominance over a weaker offense.
The Texas A&M Football team’s defense could improve off of an all-time season
The initial reaction to this was to point the finger at the offense. There was no expectation for them to be great, but a lot of the offensive linemen looked outmatched. It was almost an entirely new unit out there, so that was to be expected. The next thought, however, is one that inspires a lot of hope for the 2021 season.
What if the defense has just improved that much?
It’s not an unreasonable thought. In fact, the deeper you dive into this question, the more you’ll come to realize that it doesn’t just seem like a possibility; it seems like an inevitability.
So without further ado, here are three reasons why the defense will be elite in 2021.