Tennessee Titans Safety, Bernard Pollard had made his desires known, that he wanted out of Tennessee, and the 30 year-old veteran’s wishes came true when he was notified by The Tennessean on Monday, that he will be released on Tuesday.
Pollard came to Nashville in 2014 from the Super Bowl XLVII Champion, Baltimore Ravens, saying he wanted to be a part of the rebuilding process going on in Music City. He performed well until he ruptured an Achilles tendon in October.
"“I don’t have that much time left. And for the time I do have left, I want to go out with a bang,”“I am a little ticked off to be honest because we didn’t do as well as anyone wanted,” Pollard told the newspaper. “I wish we could have won more games and made the playoffs. When I came here, I wanted to be a part of a turnaround, so it is a letdown. But I don’t have that much time left, and for the time I do have left, I want to go out with a bang.”"
The ten-year veteran was unhappy with the changes going on in Nashville, because the team was void of talent, and the Quarterback situation was unsettled. Sounds to me, like he was looking for an excuse to get out of town.
He became further disgruntled when the Titans fired the Vice President of Player Personnel, Lake Dawson back in December. He took to Twitter, to further voice his displeasure with the organization.
ESPN Titans reporter, Paul Kuharsky said:
"Fans in Nashville embraced his no-nonsense, outspoken style, and his play on a one-year deal earned him a two-year contract in March 2014. That came with a $850,000 signing bonus and a $500,000 roster bonus in 2014. He was due to earn a $3.2 million base salary in 2015, all of which will now be salary-cap savings.He has a history of drawing fines from the league for his hits and has been critical of commissioner Roger Goodell on a number of matters, including the severity of punishment handed out in the Saints’ bounty scandal and mixed messages the league sends in issuing finesfor big hits while including them in marketing practices."
Bernard Pollard was drafted in the second round in 2006 by the Kansas City Chiefs out of Purdue. He spent time with the Houston Texans, and the Baltimore Ravens, before coming to Tennessee.
He had 27 combined tackles in 2014 with the Titans, and no forced fumbles, and no interceptions. He has had 711 career tackles, 13 forced fumbles, and 12 interceptions.
If he was unhappy in Nashville, I’m glad he’s gone. This team has enough going on and certainly don’t need a disgruntled player, especially one who isn’t buying into the changes going on Tennessee.