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Bernard's bravado - 06/03/14

From the moment Bernard Pollard arrived in Nashville, the Tennessee Titans became a tougher team.  When I was editing the file video that night for the story on his signing, I came across his well-known collision with New England's Stevan Ridley.  Poor Stevan.  Knocked out!

Pollard, who came to Tennessee from Baltimore, has also been a big "hit" in the locker room.  Reporters looking for a good quote, head directly to #31's locker.  Bernard never disappoints.

Yesterday he compared the Titans defenders to a pack of dogs.  I asked him what kind of "dogs" the Titans were during the 2013 season compared to now.  He said, "Last year, we were young german shepherds.  Now we're more like pitbulls."  Did I mention he never disappoints?

Today at Jake Locker's charity go-karting event at the Fairgrounds Speedway, Bernard's bravado was on display once again.  I snapped the picture to the right BEFORE the racing started.  Clearly the Titans safety was confident he would be the champ!

I like that high-level of confidence.  It's beneficial on the track...and the football field where Bernard Pollard hopes to lift another trophy at the end of the 2014 season - the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

 

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