The Tennesse Titans are in desperate need of help on the defensive side of the ball. After finishing last in the league a year ago in points allowed, upgrades are needed if the Titans want any chance to compete in the AFC. The team has taken a step towards fixing their issues, as they’ve brought in free agent safety Bernard Pollard for a visit. Pollard is coming off a Super Bowl run with the Baltimore Ravens, and surprisingly, being cut just six weeks later.
Pollard didn’t deserve to be cut, but he was a victim of the business side of football. Now he should go to a team that’s going to give him the money, and playing time he deserves. He would easily be a starter for the Titans, and you would think they’d be willing to pay him more than the $1.1 million average salary he was receiving in Baltimore.
While Pollard probably isn’t in the top-tier of safeties in the league, he would still be a valuable asset for the Titans. He would bring physicality and toughness to a defense that sorely needs it. Pollard is a champion, and there’s no denying he played a big part in the Ravens’ championship run. His play in the AFC championship game really set the tone for Baltimore, and his skull-crushing hit on Stevan Ridley is one that will go down in NFL history.
Bringing in Pollard should be a priority for the Titans. He’s an affordable player that will instantly improve their defense, and unless they’ve got bigger plans in mind, it would provide a solid upgrade for a unit in need of one.
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