NFL Pathetically “Investigating” Remarks By Titans Defensive Coach
The NFL is “investigating” these comments made to the Tennessean by Titans Defensive Coordinator Jerry Gray: “If you are worrying about that, you are not going to go out and try and blow the guy up. 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.”
Let me be clear, the fact that the NFL has a problem with these comments is absolutely pathetic. It’s a blatant and embarrassing PR stance to appease the oversensitive media. First of all, what in the hell are they investigating? We’re talking about printed quotes, what further investigation do you need aside from throwing a buck-fifty down and buying the paper? And, can someone please tell Roger Goodell that he is the commissioner of the most physical game in the world, and if he continues to try and apologize for it he’s going to ruin his league.
Honestly, what is wrong with this? He referenced the ‘Gator truck,’ which is the cart teams use to take injured players to the locker room? So what? There is no bounty suggestion here. He didn’t literally imply that the players try and hit dirty, he was simply describing the mindset of intimidation that’s needed in a successful defense. This is football for god’s sake. Every single coach at every level talks about hard hitting, and that’s all that Gray is doing here. If Roger Goodell tries to levy any sort of a fine here, it should be immediately appealed. This isn’t synchronized swimming, its football, and if you’re not preparing guys to play with intensity then you’re going to increase the amount of injuries in the league, not the other way around.