New Safety Pollard: Titans Will Play “Smack You In The Mouth” Football

Bernard Pollard

New Titans safety Bernard Pollard promises that Tennessee’s revamped defense will be aggressive and ready to play what he calls “smack you in the mouth” football.

If one player fights, Pollard sees a team where all fight. If one coach goes through something, they all do. And whatever is said inside the Titans’ building remains among the “brotherhood.”

What happens here, what you hear here, stays here,” Pollard said.

That’s part of an all-for-one mindset that is the last piece of fixing a Tennessee defense that gave up a franchise-worst 471 points. The Titans have been busy all offseason with moves that included giving Gregg Williams his first job as a senior defensive assistant after serving a yearlong suspension for his role in the New Orleans’ bounty scandal. They also signed veterans like Pollard to add winning experience and nasty attitude to the mix.

Now they’re busy learning the new defense during the team’s offseason program, a defense Pollard said will be aggressive from the beginning.

“If a guy coming across the middle, if a guy come up to you, if a guy wants to pick a fight, we as a defense we’re going to fight and we’re going to ask questions later,” Pollard said. “We’re not going to worry about what happened at that point. I’m not worried. The guy has an opposite jersey on so we’re going to fight him.”


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