Below are the play by play pass rushing breakdowns of Steelers linebackers LaMarr Woodley and Lawrence Timmons from this past Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. I compiled these to see just how much attention the Titans paid to outside linebackers in pass protection and the answer is not much. In fact, they only used a tight end to stay in to help block either of them once and a running back never chipped in support either.
The designations are straight forward below of who each linebacker rushed against. The “DNP” means that player was not in on that play. A “D” means the player dropped into coverage. “S” stands for sack, “I” for interception, “H” stands for hit and “P” stands for pressure.
The Steelers also used Timmons for a few plays on the left side to spell Woodley and Chris Carter came in at right outside linebacker for those snaps. I have Woodley charted as being in on 2 sacks, registering 1 quarterback hit and 4 pressures on 38 pass rushes and dropping 9 times into coverage. Timmons registered 1 hit and 1 pressure on 37 pass rushes. He dropped into coverage 13 times and had 1 early pass defensed in addition.
These are listed in order of each Titans passing play.