LaMarr Woodley has admitted that he would like a greater focus on rushing the quarterback in 2013.
The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker focused on the quarterback 50% of the time last season, dropping back into coverage for the rest of the downs.
The 28-year-old told the team's official website: "They pay me to rush, so hopefully I will be rushing and not covering receivers and tight ends down the field. I felt like I dropped back a lot last year, but that was the scheme.
"I would like to get back to doing more rushing. My game is predicated on sacks and this defense is predicated on getting to the quarterback, making him make bad decisions and allowing our secondary to make plays.
"I am asked to drop more. Other outside linebackers rush more. When my number is called, I just have to make it count."
Woodley made 38 tackles, four sacks and an interception for the Steelers in 2012.