Nigel Warrior was a non-factor, and he had an egregious missed tackle on the Micah Simon 64-yard pass that set up the game-tying field goal. I was surprised to see Alontae Taylor get burned as much as he did. He also dropped what should’ve been an interception. Warren Burrell looked like a true freshman out there once again. Shawn Shamburger played okay, and Theo Jackson was one of the few bright spots from the game. But overall this wasn’t a great performance by the secondary.
The secondary had a rough night. Alontae Taylor was beat for the long pass play that set up the game-tying field goal and was then beat in overtime for a touchdown. Warren Burrell was consistently beat, and Nigel Warrior was nowhere to be found as usual. Theo Jackson turned in a a heck of a performance, however, leading Tennessee with nine tackles and a tackle for a loss.
I’ll always have your backs Vols, just promise to work harder. The players look really fatigued out there. Please work harder getting in better shape. We’ve all heard that games are won or lost in fourth quarters.