Breaking Down The Week 2 Sacks Allowed Against Tennessee Titans
The second Steelers game is in the books and according to the official gamebook, the Steelers allowed 4 sacks of the quarterback against the Titans on Sunday. I will go over them below and have the first two animated gifs done with the second two being added as soon as the video is converted. You can click the images to see the full size vide replay from NFL.com on the first two sacks.
On the first sack on the Steelers first drive, Titans linebacker Will Witherspoon comes untouched off the Steelers left corner of the line to nail Dennis Dixon and cause a fumble in the process. Neither Dixon nor left tackle Jonathan Scott identiefied the blitz or else I think Dixon could of audibled out to a quick slant pass or alerted Scott to pick it up. The sack likely gets charged to Scott. The man Scott was assigned to block, Dave Ball, stunted to the inside and ended up recovering the fumble. Scott probable thought Witherspoon would cover Mewelde Moore who I believe is lined up out wide and Witherspoon does a great job facing Moore at pre snap and disguising the blitz. Moore is open in the left flat, but Dixon never sees him or the blitz coming.
The second sack being listed at the time of this post is a scramble out of the pocket to the right by Dennis Dixon for 0 yards and credited to the Titans Jason Babin. Defensive tackle Jason Jones beats right guard Trai Essex cleanly and destroys the play. This may or may not be changed to a rush and not a sack. Regardless, it is on Essex
The 3rd sack had several players involved as Jacob Ford beats Tony Hills at left tackle. Derrick Morgan gets around Jonathan Scott at right tackle and Tony Brown stood up Chris Kemoeatu and pushed him back in the pocket. Officially Morgan and Brown shared the sack, but Morgan got the first hand on the ankle of Charlie Batch.
The 4th sack is all on left tackle Tony Hills as Titans right defensive end Dave Ball just beats him around the end with a speed rush and Charlie Batch is a sitting duck or because he went to Eastern Michigan, a sitting eagle. Dixon is the duck.