Worrilow recorded 127 total tackles this season, the second-most among NFL rookies and 12th-most in the league. Though a good amount of his tackles came from the lanes cleared against a weak Falcons defensive line, he still showed a consistent ability to make plays in the backfield. Worrilow recorded 47 defensive stops and 18 total quarterback pressures this season.Worrilow’s biggest struggles this season came in pass coverage, in which he allowed 37 receptions for 358 yards on 43 targets. He was not a favorite of PFF’s grading system this year, finishing the season with a (minus-13.7 cumulative rating), but his productivity deserves credit.-Bleachreport
Bartu had consistently solid play all season in both run defense and pass coverage. He finished the season with 85 total tackles, the third-most on the Falcons defense, while he led the team with 11.5 total tackles for loss. Meanwhile, he allowed only 0.84 yards per coverage snap, which ranked third among 4-3 outside linebackers who played at least 50 percent of their teams’ coverage snaps this season. Bartu was not used frequently as a pass-rusher, but he still finished the season with 3.5 sacks and 14 total quarterback pressures.Bartu was (not) used frequently as a pass-rusher, but he still finished the season with 3.5 sacks and 14 total quarterback pressures.-Bleachreport
Say what you want, but I’m taking Bartu. He has been more disruptive in the backfield and more consistent in the run game and pass game (by far). Worrilow makes a lot of tackles sure, but Some of those are tackles that could have been made sooner than later were made later. Im not saying Worrilow has not been doing a good job but numbers are not everything, you have to look at more than just tackles you have to look at how effective they are or efficient. My opinion might not be yours but I hate when guys like Coach Smith over look guys like Bartu because they are so caught up by Worrilow numbers. Your thoughts?