In anticipation of the Week 14 tilt with the Denver Broncos, I decided to take a quick look at the numbers on the Titans defensive coverage. A bit surprising to me. I list them in order of targets and obviously all the stats come from Pro Football Focus. I found some of the numbers quite interesting. I did not look at those few times the defensive linemen dropped into coverage.
McCourty has been targeted a team high 73 times with only 45 receptions for 522 yards. That is a completion rate of 61.6%. He has allowed a long of 44 yards and 1 touchdown. He has allowed only 128 yards after the catch and has 7 passes defensed.
Verner has been targeted 55 times with 24 receptions for 391 yards for a catch rate of 43.6%. He has only allowed 99 yards after the catch. He has 5 interceptions and 10 passes defensed (other sites have him with 17). The longest reception he has allowed is 41 yards.
Pollard has been targeted 41 times with 30 receptions for 383 yards and a catch rate of 73.2%. He has allowed a long of 39 yards with 181 yards after the catch but 3 touchdowns (all early in the year against Houston and the Jets). He has 2 passes defensed and 3 interceptions.
I was shocked at how little slot corner Coty Sensabaugh has been tested. He has been thrown at 40 times with only 26 receptions for 221 yards. That’s a catch rate of 65%. He has allowed a long of 17 yards and 123 yards after the catch and 1 touchdown. He has 3 passes defensed.
Turning to the linebackers and yes they are included as part of the pass coverage analysis because they have coverage responsibility. Ayers has been targeted 38 times with 32 receptions for 292 yards for a third team high catch rate of 84.2%. He has allowed a long reception of 36 yards, 211 yards after the catch and 1 touchdown. He has two passes defensed.
Brown has been targeted 37 times with 28 receptions for 317 yards for a catch rate of 75.7%. He has allowed a long reception of 55 yards, 178 yards after the catch and 2 touchdowns. He has 1 interception and 1 pass defensed.
Griffin has been targeted a total of 15 times this year with 13 receptions for 174 yards and a team high catch rate of 86.7%. Griffin has allowed a long reception of 23 yards. He has allowed 42 yards after catch. He has not allowed a touchdown and has 2 passes defensed.
Wilson only plays in certain packages but I opted to include him because he has filled in for Michael Griffin. Wilson has been targeted 18 times with 11 receptions for 127 yards for a catch rate of 61.1%. He has allowed a long reception of 25 yards and 51 yards after the catch. He has no interceptions but has allowed no touchdowns has 2 passes defensed.
Fokou has been targeted 22 times with 19 receptions for 205 yards for a second team high catch rate of 86.4%. He has allowed a long reception of 34 yards, 79 yards after the catch but no touchdowns. He has no interceptions and no passes defensed.
McCarthy played in Fokou’s absence when he missed a few games and was targeted 12 times for 7 receptions and 82 yards for a catch rate of 58.3%. He allowed a long of 23 yards, 62 yards after the catch and no touchdowns. He has 1 interception and no passes defensed.