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    Titans DC suggests his players should injure opponents

    Titans DC uses some disturbing words to motivate his players

    Posted by Darin Gantt on October 5, 2012



    Jerry Gray used to work for Gregg Williams.

    And apparently he learned a thing or two about a turn of phrase from his old boss.

    The Titans defensive coordinator used some frankly disturbing language in reference to his team’s inability to stop passes across the middle of the field.

    Gray told Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean he wanted his guys to play without regards to possible fines.

    “If you are worrying about that, you are not going to go out and try and blow the guy up,” Gray said. “Great football players have to put that out of their mind. You have to say, ‘This is my territory between the numbers, and if you throw the football you better bring the Gator truck.’

    “And that’s how you have to play. You can’t play timid in the NFL.”

    The Gator is the green tractor/cart teams use to haul off injured players.

    If that’s not quite “Kill the head and the body will die,” it’s at least running down the same road, and the kind of thing coaches should be smarter than to say out loud in the wake of the Saints bounty investigation, for which Williams was suspended.

    There’s a way to read it that comes up well short of “Jerry Gray is telling his guys to hurt opponents,” but he opened the door when referencing what amounts to a “cart-off.”

    The Titans currently rank last in the league in points allowed, next to last in yards. They’ve also been outscored 41-13 in the first quarters.

    “Have we blown anybody up? … Maybe we are playing too timid,” Gray said. “We can’t give up touchdowns as soon as we get off the bus. We didn’t do that last year. You can’t give up touchdowns in the first quarter and expect to get sacks and expect to get turnovers. . . .

    “I don’t coach a defense like this, and I don’t think they intend to play a defense like that. But when it happens, what do you do to fix it? And that is our job. We have 12 weeks to fix it.”

    Gray should also expect to spend part of that time on the phone with someone in New York, who will explain to him that you can’t even approach the suggestion of soliciting injuries at a time when the league’s preaching player safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan View Post
    The NFL is run by the girl scouts.

    The NFL is run by smart lawyers who know that the players profiting from the NFL today will be the same ones suing them tomorrow. Anyone who can even be remotely considered in a leadership or management positions will be eligible to be brought in to testify about what they said and what they meant.

    You want the NFL to change their approach then have the players sign liability waivers. This is not an NFL management initiated problem this is a former player initiated problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan View Post
    Smart lawyers can kiss my thin mints.
    You should add washed up players looking for a big payday after they blew the money the earned to your list of those who need to "pucker up." They are the real source of the problem. The "new rules" put in place by the league are a symptom of that problem.
    Playing Fantasy Football does not qualify you to be the in the front office or on the coaching staff of the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are professionals and you are not!

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    Tort reform in this nation is LONG overdue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djfan View Post
    Tort reform in this nation is LONG overdue.
    Preach it brother DJ!

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    Too bad Hines isn't still around. This sound like some fuel that might motivate him to put a Ten defender on the Gator.

    Unfortunately, Ben's the only tough guy left on O and given his position, there's not much he can do in the pocket. Other than put 45 up on them

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    Players know damn well the risks they are taking putting the pads on and going out on that field, that is why they are paid so handsomely. To then come back after their careers are over and say they want paid cause their body's suck...is ludacris. Make them sign waivers to step out on the field.

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