The Titans are admitting that they had an illegal system in place for paying players extra payments for big plays, but swear it had nothing to do with trying to injure anyone. Former Titans safety Blaine Bishop directly addressed the issue, denying that there were ever incentives to hurt opponents, and Lance Shulters said that any bounty systems under Jim Schwartz were completely player-driven. You know what that sounds like? What happens in every other locker room in the NFL. Plus, if these illegal bonuses are supposed to motivate dirty plays, how big must the payouts be in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, New England and New York (Jets)? Those teams have been much, much dirtier than any of Gregg Williams' defenses over the past decade.
Various outlets are reporting that if Gregg Williams gets hit with a lengthy suspension, it'll most likely be Dave McGinnis who takes over the defense in the interim.
The Titans dropping the franchise tag on Michael Griffin pretty much assures that Cortland Finnegan is gone. Once he tries out free agency, he won't come back even if we beat his other offers. It's a pride thing with these guys. We've seen this happen over and over, and I expect Cortland to be no different.
Jake Locker will host a youth football camp at Battle Ground Academy in the Nashville area in mid-June.
PFF takes a look at what the Titans will need this offseason, though it went up before we decided to spend the franchise tag on Michael Griffin.
SI's Michael McCann fleshes out the groundwork for any possible legal issues that could arise out of the Saints' bounty system scandal.
Matt Bowen looks at how much stock teams put into Combine interviews, and the answer varies depending on the background of the player.
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