AJ McCarron Comes Through In The Clutch Once Again

John David Mercer-US PRESSWIRE

If you missed the SEC Championship, you missed one heck of a football game. It was back and forth all game long until AJ McCarron stepped up to the plate. The Alabama QB was not so good all game but he managed to throw a perfect strike to Amari Cooper with just a shade over three minutes left. This ended up being the game winning score.

This is not the first time that McCarron has done this during the year.  Against the amazing game against LSU, he stepped up big when his team needed him.  It was only a screen pass, but he delivered it in a perfect position.  On Saturday, it was a bigger route, but it was an even better throw.

McCarron takes his fair share of crap from fans and the media for good reason.  He simply is not good enough for four quarters of a game.  He ends up being so erratic that it is hard to focus on the good things that he does for the team.  However, he has a habit of coming up big when his team needs him the most.  That might not translate to a football future, but it works just fine for him right now.

Bama moves on to the national title game and they are going to be the favorites going in.  They survived an outright war with Georgia, which should prove helpful.  However, they are going to need McCarron to play every quarter like the game is on the line.  Being clutch is great, but you have to channel it.

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