Ryan Crow

Outside Linebackers


Ryan Crow is in his sixth season with the Titans. He arrived in Tennessee in 2018 following seven seasons in the collegiate coaching ranks. After serving as a defensive assistant for his first two seasons with the Titans, he was the assistant special teams coach in 2020 and moved to outside linebackers coach in 2021.  

In 2022, Crow worked with versatile defender Denico Autry, who led the defense with eight sacks and a career-high 45 quarterback pressures despite being limited to 12 games. With starter Harold Landry III missing the entire campaign due to an injury, Autry, Rashad Weaver (5.5) and Bud Dupree (four) combined for 17.5 of the defense's 39 sacks. 

In 2021, Titans outside linebackers accounted for 19 total sacks, including 12 sacks by Landry, who led the team, set a career high and ranked 10th in the NFL. Landry, who was named to his first career Pro Bowl, became the first Titans player to record double-digit sacks in a season since Brian Orakpo (10.5) in 2016 and the first Titans player with 12 sacks in a season since Jason Babin (12.5) in 2010. With 75 tackles, Landry joined Micah Parsons, Aaron Donald and Cameron Heyward as the only NFL players in 2021 to post at least 75 tackles and 10 sacks. Crow also worked with Autry, who tied his career high and finished second on the team with nine sacks. 

In 2020, Crow assisted with a special teams unit that was forced to use three punters, two kickers and two long snappers in games. Punter Brett Kern's 59.5 percent (22 of 37) of punts placed inside the 20 was the best of any player with at least 30 punts in a season since 1991. Stephen Gostkowski's seven 50-yard field goals established a new franchise record, and Gostkowski's 46 extra points ranked fourth in club annals.  

With Crow working on the defensive side of the ball from 2018 through 2019, the Titans ranked fifth in the NFL in scoring defense (19.8 points per game). The 2018 unit finished sixth in the league in passing defense (216.9 yards per game), and the 2019 Titans were eighth in third-down defense (36.3 percent).