Titans Players Afraid of Disparity From NFL Lockout

Safety Michael Griffin believes that the Tennessee Titans will be one of several teams in the NFL that will struggle significantly due to the NFL labor situation.

“If we had the same defense, we could all get out here and do seven-on-sevens — do things together, even without the coaches,” Titans safety Michael Griffin told John Glennon of the Tennessean.   “But right now, we just don’t know. That’s the hard part, not knowing the plays and not being able to get your teammates together and get everybody to work together.”

Other Titans agree with Griffin but for different reasons. Defensive lineman Dave Ball says the changing coaching staffs in the Titans locker room could be partially responsible.

“It’s going to be the teams that are good every year and that have consistent coaching staffs every year [that will be in better shape].  It’s the teams like the Titans, with new coaching staffs, new schemes and all that . . . We’re going to end up suffering,” Ball said.

Ball makes a good point, as teams with consistency may make leaps and bounds ahead of the teams in transition. It’s tough to find a team in the NFL going through more transition than the Titans. With a new quarterback and an entirely new coaching staff, the Titans will need to work quickly to get on the same page as the season approaches.


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