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Pollard says Titans have “sucked butt” but can turn it around

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The Titans have convened for the first minicamp of the Ken Whisenhunt era.  One of the players who re-signed after the coaching change had some strong comments about last year’s version of the team.

“We have been a team where we have sucked butt,” safety Bernard Pollard said, via Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.  “And I’m just being perfectly honest with you. We have sucked butt, and it’s time for us to turn that corner.  Like I said last year and this year, we’re gonna knock the piss out of you.  It’s gonna be fair.  It’s gonna be within the lines — I may get one outside the lines or whatever — but that’s just who I am and that’s just who we are.  It’s going to be a lot of fun doing it.”

Pollard, who first signed with the team in 2013, believes it will happen, but he’s feeling the urgency to do it.

“It’s time for guys to get on board,” Pollard.  “We can’t waste another year.  I don’t have that time.  Other guys in here, we don’t have that time.  The Super Bowl is where we want to be.  Competing and winning 10-plus games is what we want to do.  So we need to get it done.”

Of course, every other team has that same type of confidence this time of year, when everyone is 0-0 and anyone can win it all.  For the Titans, major question marks on offense at quarterback and tailback could make it harder to turn that 0-0 into 10-6 or better in only one year.

That said, there’s nothing wrong with trying.

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34 Responses to “Pollard says Titans have “sucked butt” but can turn it around”
  1. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 29, 2014 8:07 PM

    The Vikings embrace the suck.

    As if they have a choice.

  2. Remember Brian Brohm says: Apr 29, 2014 8:14 PM

    Watch your language in front of the ladies, punk!

  3. rascalmanny says: Apr 29, 2014 8:21 PM

    Glad to have that attitude back in Tennessee!

    VY, CJ, and Britt are no more!

  4. iamthegreatcornflorio says: Apr 29, 2014 8:27 PM

    Too bad Pollard couldn’t cover a cat turd in a litter box.

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Apr 29, 2014 8:27 PM

    Couldn’t have said it butter myself.

  6. TheDPR says: Apr 29, 2014 8:30 PM

    I really think Jake Locker could still become a solid NFL QB. He just needs to stay healthy.

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 29, 2014 8:34 PM

    As his teachers will attest, Bernard is fond of vivid imagery. It doesn’t make him a bad person, just a foul mouthed lout.

  8. branbeezy says: Apr 29, 2014 8:48 PM

    The Vikings are a joke and will continue to suck butt.

  9. kev86 says: Apr 29, 2014 8:49 PM

    Remember Titans stomping on the terrible towels?

  10. pooflingingmonkey says: Apr 29, 2014 8:50 PM

    The Titans are the NFL’s version of vanilla ice cream.

    Boring.

  11. themagicman1223 says: Apr 29, 2014 9:24 PM

    The white knight is in full force with this one, Remember Brian Bohm.

  12. jeanoroid says: Apr 29, 2014 9:29 PM

    I remember The Titans stomping on terrible towels.
    They whipped Pittsburgh’s arses that day..

  13. titansbro says: Apr 29, 2014 9:41 PM

    Pollard is right. They have son very good pieces in place. Obviously we got rid of CJ but what was he giving us anyway? We can get that production from a 4th round pick. And if Locker can go through a whole season the way he played before getting hurt last season then this team can not only make the playoffs but probably take the division. It’s wishful thinking for Locker to make it through a whole season so we will see I guess.

  14. clssylssy says: Apr 29, 2014 9:49 PM

    They’ve got one of the best DC’s in the NFL and Whisenhunt has performed miracles before with the Arizona Cardinals taking them to within about a minute of winning a Lombardi. A good defense can get a team to the playoffs with only a mediocre offense and I hope they do it.

  15. jbaxt says: Apr 29, 2014 10:02 PM

    I’ve always liked Pollard, but talking only gets you so far. Unless your last name is Sterling. Then talking can cost you a lifetime banishment and 2.5 Million.

  16. sdsmooth says: Apr 29, 2014 10:04 PM

    So there’s another team besides the Vikings that suck butt?

    Good to know.

  17. thefiesty1 says: Apr 29, 2014 10:23 PM

    Haven’t won since the Fisher/Vince Young fiasco.

  18. whatjusthapped says: Apr 29, 2014 10:50 PM

    Wait, if the Titans truly do suck butt and they are picking 11th in the draft, what do you call the Vikings who are picking 8th?

    Ya, they suck, Jared Allen told them to embrace the suck and by the looks of their QB situation, they will be sucking for a long time but there has to be a way to articulate just how bad they suck if the Titans have already staked out the suck butt term, what’s left?

  19. captainwisdom8888 says: Apr 29, 2014 11:20 PM

    I can’t help but be bombarded by awful images of someone actually suckin on a butt…please make it stop.

  20. nobreak1269 says: Apr 29, 2014 11:23 PM

    So Pollard-if you turn it around-you will be sucking something else instead of butt?

  21. gberg09 says: Apr 30, 2014 1:00 AM

    The packer’s good fortune will soon run out. Your team has been unbelievably lucky as far as the QB position is concerned. Vikings will soon be atop the NFCN and you will fade into the irrelevancy that you are well over due for.

  22. watermelon1 says: Apr 30, 2014 6:01 AM

    Either qb is the problem or it’s not. But please… Get whoever throws the ball some better talent to run routes and catch.

  23. dapollock69 says: Apr 30, 2014 6:52 AM

    “Tennessee sucked butt last year? Ooh! Draft me! Draft me!”

    Signed Mike in Missouri

  24. i10east says: Apr 30, 2014 7:36 AM

    Hahaha, Bernard told it like it is. Unfortunately for Tennessee, a turnaround for 2014 is unlikely.

    #everbankfieldsbiggestscoreboards #jagsvyingforthedivsioncrown
    #titanssuckbutt

  25. ravensfaninflorida says: Apr 30, 2014 8:00 AM

    Phew….. So glad he is not a Raven anymore.

  26. concord148 says: Apr 30, 2014 8:03 AM

    Come’on Pollard, dude – Just bring your guitar, cowboy hat and boots cause we’re not having football here, we’re having fried chicken.

  27. gotitan says: Apr 30, 2014 8:43 AM

    Yes, I recall stomping on the towel. That was after we kicked the butts of the Steelers. We won two years ago against them, last season at their place, and will win in Nashville on 11/17 again. Bring those towels in our house, we’ll do it again. It isn’t like I brought one to the game.

  28. metitometin says: Apr 30, 2014 8:51 AM

    I know what might help. Perhaps Pollard can take another cheap shot at the Gronk.

  29. clintblairjr says: Apr 30, 2014 9:52 AM

    Titans are cursed when they left Houston and went to Tenessee. They need to sell the Oiler name back to Houston bc they dont deserve it.

  30. theflyingelvis says: Apr 30, 2014 9:54 AM

    I haven’t looked at the Patriots schedule yet, but I hope they don’t play the Titans. Pollard always seems to find a way to “knock the piss” out of the Patriots players. I hate that guy. The closest things to kryptonite for the Pats are Eli Manning and Bernard Pollard. I respect both of those guys, but I still hate em.

  31. urhooked says: Apr 30, 2014 10:11 AM

    Winning 10 games hahahahaha…good one.

  32. ravensfaninflorida says: Apr 30, 2014 10:35 AM

    Titans will be no better than 6-10. To many vacancies that need to be upgraded or areas to be worked on yet.

  33. bullcharger says: Apr 30, 2014 10:50 AM

    I just like him on a team that doesn’t play the Patriots in the regular season and has very little chance of making the playoffs. Same as last year. Perfect.

    Hopefully he switches to Oakland next year, or someone like that since Tennessee will be on the Patriots schedule again in 2015.

  34. tootitan says: Apr 30, 2014 2:32 PM

    Between “sucking butt” and knocking “the piss out of” people it’s gotta smell pretty ripe around any Titans game or practice! So many of these guys seem to be about 13 years old intellectually and emotionally so it’s no surprise to hear a guy in his 30s talking like a Beavis & Butthead soundtrack.
    Grow up child, please!

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