Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray under review
On Friday, the NFL league is currently reviewing what Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray said about his defensive players needing to perform more recklessly without the fear of consequences.
It seems that Gray had been frustrated with his defensive players allowing receivers to run up the middle of the field and making easy plays.
So during an interview with The Tennessean, Gray said, “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.”
One way to interpret this is that Gray wants his defensive players to purposely injure their opponents.
The circumstance is even worse since Gray coached under the suspended Gregg Williams, who was accused of having a bounty system twice during his years in the NFL.
The Titans defense is currently ranked 31st yards in yards allowed and last in points allowed, according to ESPN NFL.